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21 Historic Sites to See in Georgia

From the Georgia coast, to cities like Augusta, Atlanta, and Americus, you'll find a wealth of top historic sites – each providing a unique glimpse into Georgia's past.

Here are 21 sites to help narrow down your itinerary:


1. The Andersonville National Historic Site is an ideal way to experience a small piece of central Georgia history. Enjoy a visit on your trip to Albany.

2. A visit to northern Georgia and the city of Athens should yield some time spent at the T.R.R. Cobb House

3. Another rock solid choice for history in northern GA is the Founders Memorial Garden

4. On your tour of Atlanta and the surrounding metro area, be sure to experience the Atlanta History Center

5. Built to accompany the arrival of the 1996 Summer Olympics, Centennial Olympic Park is one of the most famous parks in Atlanta. 

6. With more than 4,500 seats, the Fox Theatre in Atlanta is a monument to architectural design. 

Father and son out for a stroll.

7. Don't miss the reflecting pool at Freedom Hall when you tour The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change. 

8. An ideal way to experience central Georgia history is with a visit to the Augusta Museum of History

9. Augusta is also home to Fort Gordon. Make the short drive in from Grovetown.

10. One of the most popular annual events, the Masters Tournament is one of four Major Championships on the PGA Tour. Visit Augusta in mid-April and check it out at the Augusta National Golf Club

11. Considered to be a top attraction in southern Georgia, the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site features guided tours throughout the year. 

12. When you have plans to visit and stay in Columbus, be sure to explore the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus

13. After your fill of local Civil War history, check out The Columbus Museum for even more central GA history.

14. In Ashburn, treat yourself with a visit to the Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site

15. Another sterling choice for history in Americus is the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, home of his boyhood farm. 

16. Along the Georgia coast in Savannah, be sure to explore Historic Savannah

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17. As you explore Historic Savannah, don't miss out on the very unique attraction, the Squares of Savannah

18. Continue your tour of the GA coast and visit Kingsland where you'll want to check out the St. Marys Historic District

19. One of the most iconic – and unique – parks in northern Georgia is Stone Mountain Park. Visit from nearby Stone Mountain

20. Drive in from Ashburn or Valdosta and tour the Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village in southern GA. 

21. Before you depart from Savannah, don't miss your chance to visit the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum

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Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel

125 W Lamar Street, Americus GA 31709-3546
Phone: (229) 924-1555  |  Fax: (229) 928-0533  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Ashburn Inn

820 Shoney's Drive, Ashburn GA 31714-1921
Phone: (229) 567-0080  |  Fax: (229) 567-0089  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Athens

170 N Milledge Avenue, Athens GA 30601-3802
Phone: (706) 546-7311  |  Fax: (706) 546-7959  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Brunswick Inn & Suites

126 Venture Drive, Brunswick GA 31525-9794
Phone: (912) 265-1114  |  Fax: (912) 265-1116  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Augusta West

452 Park West Drive, Grovetown GA 30813-3216
Phone: (706) 651-9100  |  Fax: (706) 651-0514  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Kingsland

1375 Hospitality Avenue, Kingsland GA 31548-6816
Phone: (912) 510-0202  |  Fax: (912) 510-0201  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Central Inn

45 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah GA 31406-2423
Phone: (912) 355-1000  |  Fax: (912) 355-1001  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Savannah Gateway

1 Gateway Boulevard E, Savannah GA 31419-9745
Phone: (912) 925-2420  |  Fax: (912) 925-7363  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Savannah Historic District

412 W Bay Street, Savannah GA 31401-1115
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Best Western Plus Valdosta Hotel & Suites

4025 Northlake Drive, Valdosta GA 31602-2386
Phone: (229) 241-9221  |  Fax: (229) 316-0349  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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