Our opulent halls have been graced by governors and haunted by ghosts. We have hosted senators and harbored soldiers. Artists and authors have found inspiration in the welcoming embrace of our oak-covered shadows.
Welcome to Milledgeville…Georgia's Antebellum Capital!
Meet Milly: She's an Adventurer
Splash in the water, chill in our forests, try something new and camp outdoors! Milledgeville can provide you with an exciting or very unusual experience.
Meet Milly: She's a Romantic
Dine on award-winning cuisine, share a sweet, watch the sunset and stay together! Woo your loved one in Milledgeville, assisting in happily ever afters.
Meet Milly: She Loves her Family
Wow your kids, bike the trails, treat yourself to something sweet and stay with a smile! Milledgeville is a family destination, from kid friendly destinations, historical sights and relaxation hot spots, there truly is something for everyone.
Meet Milly: She's One of the Boys
Chow down, tee off, sip brews and crash downtown! Milledgeville is an exciting place to engage in with friends and wind down with the bros.
Meet Milly: She's a Southern Belle
Step aboard the trolley, explore the historic district, shop for antiques and stay in an 1890's home! Milledgeville is a classic beauty with much to tell.
African American Heritage Tour
This two hour guided tour will take you through the once thriving black business district. Before freedom became part of African American life, there was life in the African American community in Milledgeville. This tour will introduce you to some of those men and women and their contribution, many of which are visible in our community today.
Historic Tour of Milledgeville
Tour through the heart of Milledgeville's Historic District with stops at the Old Capitol Building and Memory Hill Cemetery.
The Old State Capitol Building and Restored Legislative Chambers - The Capitol building served as the seat of government for the State of Georgia from 1807 to 1868, and in its legislative chambers the Secession Convention was held in 1861. On this site was an open-air market that included, amidst regular trade, the sale and auction of the enslaved.
Memory Hill Cemetery - Memory Hill is the resting place for both blacks and whites. The cemetery includes a special section for enslaved blacks where the graves are marked by links of chain. Many people associated with Georgia's history are buried here.
Allen's Market - One of the four historic buildings that make up the Milledgeville Allied Arts Center. Allen's Market housed the first black funeral home at a time when it served as the focal point of the black business district. The 1911 building has been adapted into a theatre, meeting and studio space. On display is the exhibition "Structures and Sites" featuring over 80 photographs of Milledgeville past and present.
Flagg Chapel Baptist Church - Flagg Chapel Church is believed to be one the first black churches in Milledgeville. Built by Wilkes Flagg, a man dedicated to his community and to the spiritual and cultural nourishment of both free and enslaved blacks.
GCSU Jazz Fest - Enjoy live music on the front campus of GCSU from the University's own Jazz Band as well as other featured artists. Bring a picnic basket and blanket and sit out under the stars while listening to the sounds of classical and contemporary music!
Deep Roots Festival - Deep Roots is a cultural arts and music festival that is located in historic downtown Milledgeville and composed entirely of regional talents, artists, and vendors. It beckons travelers from all over with an antique car show, live entertainment ranging from bluegrass to rock-and-roll, artist market, and a KidZone. The festival will also once again hold a sanctioned BBQ cook-off contest featuring the ever-popular People's Choice award that will draw BBQ connoisseurs from around the Southeast.
Haunted Trolley Tour - Would you like to see the darker side of Milledgeville? Then take a ride on Milledgeville's Annual Haunted Trolley Tour!
Annual Plant Sale Lockerly hosts an Annual Plant Sale each April. Check their web site for updates on the date, hours and some of the plants they will include in their sale, http://lockerly.org/
Antebellum Christmas at the Old Governor's Mansion - Come and celebrate a true Antebellum Christmas at the Old Governor's Mansion! Witness the Mansion transform into a scene from the 1800's. Beginning after Thanksgiving and running until Christmas, it features true Antebellum decor. Select nights host candlelight tours. General tours are held on the hour daily.