Andalusia is the picturesque farm where the highly acclaimed American author Flannery O’Connor lived from 1951 until her death in 1964. This 544-acre estate is where O’Connor found the source of many of the settings, situations, and fictional characters that are the signature of her stories
Andalusia is the picturesque farm where the highly acclaimed American author Flannery O’Connor lived from 1951 until her death in 1964. While living at Andalusia, Flannery O’Connor completed Wise Blood, which was published in 1952. Then her highly acclaimed collection of short stories A Good Man Is Hard To Find was published in 1955. She also wrote another novel, The Violent Bear It Away, published in 1960.
Old Governor's Mansion
Another historic site not to be missed in Milledgeville is the Old Governor’s Mansion. One of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture, the Mansion served as home to the governors of GA from 1839 to 1868.
The Saloon of the Old Governors Mansion
The Saloon was inspired by the design of the East Room of the White House. Its' function was completely social in nature as this was the venue for many of the balls and social gatherings for the governors of Georgia.
A Greek Revival home, Rose Hill is the centerpiece of Lockerly Arboretum. The mansion is a significant example of the finest plantation architecture of the Milledgeville area as well as the Old South.
Memory Hill Cemetery
When visiting downtown Milledgeville it is hard to miss Memory Hill Cemetery. Originally designated as one of the four public squares in the town plan of 1803, Memory Hill later boasts of many well-known natives such as renowned Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson and celebrated American Author Flannery O’Connor.
Old Capital Museum
Located on the ground floor of the Old Capitol, this regional museum interprets, preserves and communicates the historical and cultural heritage of the Milledgeville-Baldwin county area
Old State Capitol Building
The highlight of Milledgeville is the beautifully restored Old State Capitol Building where the legislative chambers were home to some of Georgia’s greatest historic debates, including the Secession Convention of 1861. The Old Capitol Building also served as the seat of government for the State of Georgia from 1807 to 1868.
Old Capitol Legislative Chambers
The debates held in this room affected the course of the nation and shaped the future of Georgia. The most famous of these was the Secession Convention in 1861 which resulted in Georgia becoming the fifth state to secede from the Union.
Featuring a beautiful Palladian double portico and original pilasters, this 1825 home is a sight to behold. A cantilevered, oval, spiral staircase dominates the central hall and hand-grained woodwork remains in the parlor.
Historic Trolley Tour
Take a guided tour through Milledgeville’s historic downtown. Visit the Old State Capitol Building, c.1807, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, c. 1841 and Lockerly Hall, c.1839. See why Milledgeville remains the First Lady of Georgia.
Donated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1912, this memorial was originally located downtown facing North/South to signify opposition of any further Yankee invasion but was moved in 1948 and now faces East/West symbolizing peace and harmony.
St. Stephens Episcopal Church
St. Stephens Episcopal Church’s present day sanctuary was erected in 1843 and is the oldest existing church structure in Milledgeville. Inside you can view the chancel window of Old English glass that was a gift from the Christ Church in Savannah.