The Sallie Ellis Davis House is open for tours by appointment for the summer. Call 478-445-5889 for an appointment between 10:00am - 4:00pm on Tuesday-Friday. Due to University System of Georgia measures and procedures, all guests and staff must wear a mask or face covering on tours. Tour sizes will be at a 2 person maximum (which is the governor recommended 20% of our usual maximum tour size of 35). All ticket purchases will be cashless transactions only, they will accept credit/debit cards and checks. Due to the size of certain rooms, and the desire to maintain social distancing, some rooms will be off limits or simply walked through. As a result, all adults will be offered the senior rate of admission to accommodate for this change. .
The Sallie Ellis Davis House was the home of a dedicated and passionate Baldwin County educator. Davis was born in 1877 to an African American woman and a native Irish man. While she could easily have chosen to live her life as a daughter of privilege, Davis was responsible for educating hundreds of African American children despite the odds in a segregated South. Ms. Davis worked her entire career as a teacher and principal at the Eddy School to touch the lives of Baldwin County children. She believed that through a combination of hard work and education one could accomplish anything. Ms. Davis was an inspiration and a pillar of the African American community in segregated Milledgeville. Her legacy, preserved in her home, is one of excellence. She encouraged her students to excel in all they did and to “reach for the stars” no matter what obstacles lay before them.
The Sallie Ellis Davis House is open for walk-up tours Tuesday - Friday from 1 - 4 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of the month from 1 - 4 p.m. If you would like to schedule a tour or an event not in the times above please call their office at 478-445-4545. Admission is $3 for adults; $2 seniors, pre-booked groups and students; and Georgia College faculty, staff, students and children under 6 are free.