Architecture in Milledgeville
Founded in 1803 as the new capital of Georgia, Milledgeville has stunning architectural features spanning more than 200 years. A planned city, similar to Washington D.C., the town was designed around a series of beautiful squares and wide streets with the highest point in the city reserved for the prominent Statehouse Square. Today, architecture enthusiasts will find that Milledgeville consists of Federal-style architecture, enhanced by noteworthy Greek, Victorian and Classic revival styles.
Visiting guests may observe the grand public buildings, ornate institutions and stunning historic homes by strolling along the oak-lined streets and taking a scenic self-guided drive around the town's beautiful streets. An insider’s tip to getting started is to take a self-guided Historic Walking Tour (brochure available for pick-up at the Milledgeville Visitors Center) to learn about the history behind more than 40 historic structures stretching along Milledgeville’s 10-block historic district. Other popular architecture favorites include The Old Capitol Building, Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion, Georgia College & State University and the Central State Hospital Campus.