Ride an old-fashioned trolley, view beautiful antebellum buildings and experience Southern hospitality in this lovely town.
Discover the quirky historic charm of Milledgeville. State capital during the American Civil War, today Milledgeville remains the capital of Baldwin County. Enjoy the town’s picturesque natural scenery and well-preserved historic buildings.
See the highlights of the Milledgeville Historic District by taking a Historic Trolley Tour. Head to the Convention and Visitors Bureau and pay the fee to ride on a vintage red trolley. Listen to informative guided commentary as you take in the town’s sights.
Don’t miss one of the town’s most important landmarks, the Old Capitol Building. Built in the early 19th century the Old Capitol was among the first Gothic-style public buildings to be constructed in the U.S. This was the site where Georgians voted in favor of seceding from the Union and subsequently waged the American Civil War. Head to Georgia’s Old Capitol Museum on the building’s ground floor to learn about Georgia’s role in the Civil War and the lives of the Native Americans who lived in the region prior to European settlement.
Visit the Brown-Stetson-Sanford House to see a fine example of Milledgeville’s unique "Milledgeville Federal" architectural style. Notice its distinctive columned double porch.
Walk among 50 acres (20 hectares) of trees, shrubs, herbs and blooming flowers at the scenic Lockerly Arboretum. Admire Rose Hill, a stately 19th-century Greek Revival mansion that sits in the middle of the property.
Stroll along the three looping trails of Bartram Forest, which was once inhabited by Native Americans. See an erosion ravine with soil remaining from the ancient shallow seas that covered Georgia millions of years ago, in addition to local wildlife and wetland vegetation.
Find Milledgeville in central Georgia, 98 miles (158 kilometers) east of Atlanta and 72 miles (116 kilometers) south of Athens. Take advantage of free parking at the Convention and Visitors Bureau when exploring the historic district.
A lively local community and fascinating history make Milledgeville a great destination for visitors of all ages.