Trolley Tour in Downtown

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This contest is now closed. 

The winner will be picked the week of February 6, 2023. 


Win the Essential Milledgeville Vacation Package!

January 31 is National Plan Your Vacation Day and we have planned your perfect trip to Milledgeville! 

With a variety of unique attractions and experiences, 200+ years of history, an eclectic mix of restaurants, a scenic lake, a vibrant downtown, and so much more we can’t even begin to list, we have collected the essential Milledgeville vacation package that gives a taste of everything Milly has to offer. Once the capital of Georgia, this small town is the pinnacle of southern charm with a blossoming hip vibe. 

Winning the essential Milledgeville vacation package gets you some of the best experiences in Milly. Consider your vacation planned as you will take expertly-led tours of Milledgeville, eat at iconic Milly establishments, and even bring home a unique conversation starter. 

Contest runs: Tuesday, January 31st- Friday, February 3rd


Getaway package for one lucky winner includes:

- Overnight stay at Holiday Inn Express Milledgeville

- 2 Trolley Tickets on a tour of your choice (Historic Trolley Tour or Central State Hospital Campus)

- 2 tickets to Georgia’s Old Governor's Mansion tour 

- $50 gift card to The Brick

- $30 gift card to The Local Yolkal

- $50 gift card to downtown shops 

- $10 gift card to Coasties Bakery

- $10 gift card to Blackbird Coffee Shop

Total prize package valued at $430.00

Trolley at Mansion


Immerse yourself in Milledgeville’s rich history by taking some of the best tours highlighting Georgia’s former state capital. First, hop on Milly the Trolley for either the Historic Trolley Tour or the Central State Hospital Trolley Tour. The Milledgeville Historic Trolley Tour is an hour-long ride through the heart of downtown Milledgeville highlighting places of historical significance, the tour stops at the historic St. Episcopal Church where participants can disembark and hear stories from within the church walls. Looking to dive deeper? The Central State Hospital Trolley Tour is a two-hour excursion at the hospital’s location where a former employee will guide you through the history of the property, there are two stops on this tour. 

Your next tour is one of Milly’s most iconic locations, Georgia’s Old Governor's Mansion, built in 1839 and where the state’s governor lived while Milledgeville was the capital of Georgia. Take a one-hour guided tour of the expertly-preserved mansion and get a glimpse into the lives of Georgia’s politicians during a tumultuous time in the state’s past.  

The Brick


We have already answered the inevitable question: Where are we eating? You can’t miss dining at these Milledgeville mainstays while you are here. The Brick specializes in locally famous brick-oven pizza paired perfectly with stuffed breadsticks, hot wings, and so much more. They offer a large selection of brews, even pouring regional favorites like Fall Line brewing and Creature Comforts. For the afternoon pick-me-up, Blackbird Coffee roasts professionally- selected beans in-house to use in their crafted beverages. They have every coffee creation you could ever imagine as well as tasty treats like cinnamon rolls, giant cookies, cookie dough, and more. What’s a day spent in Milledgeville without a special sweet treat? Stop by Coasties Bakery to taste some of their amazing desserts, from favorites like the infamous smiley cookie, fresh fruit tarts, monster cookies, unique cupcakes, and more. They also offer gluten-free and diabetic-friendly options to accommodate everyone you may be traveling with. No vacation, no matter how big or small is complete without a brunch with mimosas, hot coffee, waffles, eggs benny, and lots of laughs. Start your day at the Local Yolkal, the perfect kick-off for a day of exploring all things Milly! 

Downtown Shopping spring


A stroll in downtown Milledgeville is not complete without stopping in a few shops and doing some retail therapy. Whether you are looking for your next date-night outfit or a unique knick-knack to bring home, there is sure to be a shop that has something for you. The Market Collective has a unique variety of goods like artistic prints of Milledgeville and Georgia College as well as hand-poured candles. Eclectic also has a collection of vintage finds, perfect to bring home as a memento from Milly. For boutique shopping, Firefly is a great option to find your next outfit for dinner or essential jewelry and shoes that can be worn with anything. Southern Roots is an upscale men’s clothing store that has brands like Southern Marsh, Heybo, Onward Reserve, and more, all conveniently located in downtown Milledgeville.

Contest Rules:

Contest runs from Tuesday, January 31 - Friday, February 3, 2023. 

The winner will be picked the week of February 6, 2023. This contest is open to all legal residents of the United States. Must be 18 or older. One entry per person. Winner must be a subscriber of the Visit Milledgeville e-newsletter at the time of the drawing. No cash equivalent or alternative product will be an option. Winner must accept the prize as is in its entirety or forfeit the prize package. Current newsletter subscribers must re-subscribe during the promotional period to be eligible to win. Visit Milledgeville will resolve any duplicates. Visit Milledgeville does not share or sell information from those who enter. The emails obtained through the contest will be added to our e-newsletter distribution list so the email owner can receive information from Visit Milledgeville. The winner will be contacted by Visit Milledgeville within one week of the drawing by email and/or phone. After the prize has been accepted, the winner’s name and likeness will be used, at a minimum, in press releases, in our e-newsletter, and through our social media channels. Please be advised that Visit Milledgeville is subject to the Open Records Act and the winner’s name will be placed on a list to be available for review if a formal request is made. Visit Milledgeville staff and immediate family members are ineligible to win the prize package.

After notification of winning the prize, the winner has five (5) business days to accept and claim the prize by email or in person. If the prize is not claimed during that time, Visit Milledgeville will pick another winner. The value of the prize package is estimated to be approximately $430. There is no cash value. The winner will have one calendar year to use the package prizes, by February 6, 2024. After that date the prize may no longer be valid. By entering your contact information and email address and clicking submit you confirm that you have read and agree to our Privacy Policy.


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