10 Historical Places In Georgia, USA

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Nesting on the southeastern side of the United States, Georgia is a US state that boasts of breathtaking beaches, mountainous areas, and farmlands. Its capital is Atlanta city in which you can see the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Georgia Aquarium. You will also find the city of Savannah in Georgia. It is popular for its old colonial architecture. While in Georgia, you might want to visit St. Simons and Tybee Island and enjoy a day at the beach. On the other hand, Georgia is not only a state filled with wonderful beaches and fascinating landscape, but It is also an area rich in historic sites and remarkable landmarks. If you want to dip into the history of this destination, here is a list of historical places in Georgia, that you should check out on your next visit. Feel free to browse below.

1. Fort Pulaski National Monument

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Found in Savannah, Georgia, Fort Pulaski National Monument is a historic landmark that is significant to the American Civil War. It showcases war artifacts and chambers. Its fascinating 19th-century masonry fortifications is one of the best well-preserved US landmarks. If you plan to visit the Fort Pulaski National Monument, you will be treated to a wonderful time of fort orientation, introduction to historical weaponry, and a guided tour to the whole landmark.

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Address: US-80, Savannah, GA 31410, USA

Website: Fort Pulaski National Monument

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

Price: From 10 USD

2. Green-Meldrim House

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If you happen to drop by Savannah, you should not miss checking out the historic Green-Meldrim House. During the Civil War, General William Tecumseh Sherman turned this property into their headquarters. It tells so much history of war, tragedies, and victories. It showcases fascinating century old sophisticated architecture and well-preserved decor. It also displays old photographs of American war heroes and significant events in the country’s history.

Green-Meldrim House

Address: 14 W Macon St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA

Website: Green-Meldrim House

Opening hours: Tues - Fri: 10am - 4pm; Sat: 10am - 1pm (Closed on Sun & Mon)

Price: From 5 USD

3. Bellevue Mansion


Situated in 204 Ben Hill Street in LaGrange, Georgia, Bellevue Mansion is a historic landmark that was established in 1853 -1855. It was popular for being the home of late Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill. It showcases the beauty and grandeur of Greek Revival Architecture. Many tourists who visit Georgia make sure to see this majestic mansion and take picture souvenirs. Plus, the Bellevue Mansion is also available for booking for special occasions in case you have an important milestone to celebrate.

Bellevue Mansion

Address: 204 Ben Hill St, LaGrange, GA 30240, USA

Website: Bellevue Mansion

Opening hours: Tues - Sat: 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm (Closed on Sun & Mon)

Price: From 3 USD

4. Fort Hawkins


Also known as the Pentagon of the South, Fort Hawkins was established by President Thomas Jefferson and agent Benjamin Hawkins in 1806 to serve as an army fort and a venue for meeting and trading with Indian Americans. It features a series of forts found in the US frontier. Most tourists who visit Georgia make sure to visit Fort Hawkins and learn more about the place that has great significance to the history of America. While in this landmark, don’t forget to take some selfies for a souvenir.

Fort Hawkins

Address: Emery Hwy, Macon, GA 31217, USA

Website: Fort Hawkins

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 9am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 10:30pm; Sun: 12:30pm - 8pm

Price: Free admission

5. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park


Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park is a fascinating landmark in Atlanta that tells the story of the young dreamer named Martin Luther King. This is also his hometown and the place where he played and wandered as a child. From this location, you will get to visit the church where there are stories about how he influenced and touched other people’s lives. Visit Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park and know more about Martin Luther King’s legacy.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

Website: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

Price: Free admission

6. Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

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If you want to learn more about the 39th president of the United States, what better way to do so than by visiting his hometown and learning more about his first steps in becoming a catalyst for social change and leadership. Learn how a town as small as Plains had influenced a young boy to become an exceptional president of America. Jimmy Carter National Historic Site includes The Historic District of Plains, The Plains Train Depot, The Plains High School, The Carter Boyhood Farm, The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail, and especially, The Carter Private Residence and Compound.

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Address: 300 N Bond St, Plains, GA 31780, USA

Website: Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

Price: Free admission

7. Swan House at Atlanta History Center


Found in the beautiful city of Atlanta, Swan House at Atlanta History Center is a significant landmark in the history of the US. It depicts stories of culture, heritage, business, and comfort. It was established in 1928 as the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Emily Inman. It showcases a marvelous mansion with century-old architecture and a majestic swan house lawn. If you have spare time, be sure to check out this mansion and take as many photographs as you like.

Swan House at Atlanta History Center

Address: 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

Website: Swan House at Atlanta History Center

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm; Sun: 1pm - 4pm

Price: From 9 USD

8. Lapham-Patterson House

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Found in North Dawson Street, Thomasville, the Lapham Patterson House is one of the many fascinating historic sights in Georgia. It was established between the years 1884 - 1885 as a vacation home, during the winter, for C.W. Lapham, who is a wealthy businessman from Chicago. It showcases a marvelous Victorian-inspired architecture and breathtaking antique decor. Because of its beauty, elegance, and architectural significance, it was declared as a National Historic Landmark in the year 1975.

Lapham-Patterson House

Address: 626 N Dawson St, Thomasville, GA 31792, USA

Website: Lapham-Patterson House

Opening hours: Fri: 1pm - 5pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm (Closed on Sun - Thurs)

Price: From 5 USD

9. Georgia State Capitol


The Georgia State Capitol is found in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a remarkable building which is a significant part of the history of the United States of America. It is the venue and primary office of Georgia’s government. Its architecture is considered a resemblance of Neoclassical architectural style, almost identical to the United States Capitol, in Washington, D.C. Georgia State Capitol also features a museum within the capitol. It showcases exhibits and artifacts related to the native Americans.

Georgia State Capitol

Address: 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334, USA

Website: Georgia State Capitol

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm (Closed on Sat & Sun)

Price: Free admission

10. Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters (from USD 21.0)

If you have extra time to spare while in Georgia, you might want to book a tour package to the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters. This includes passes to three of Savannah’s remarkable museums such as the Jepson Center Art Museum, Telfair Academy, and the Owens-Thomas House. This tour will provide you with an in-depth talk and understanding of the history of Georgia and most importantly the slavery aspect in the past.

Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters, Jepson Center, Telfair Academy Ticket Combo

Duration: 1 to 3 hours

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Historic side of Georgia

Georgia is not only a state filled with rich culture, breathtaking beaches, fascinating architecture, and exciting attractions, but it is also a place with so much history to be told. If you want to know more about the historic side of the state of Georgia, we have compiled for you a list of landmarks and places that you should check out for your next visit. Feel free to remember it by heart and use it as your guide for a more memorable Georgia escapade.

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