Georgia May 24, 2015
15 Historic Houses in Georgia That’ll Leave You Amazed
Georgia has an abundance of history every where you look. It’s great living in a place where you can get a history lesson just by walking outside of your home. Speaking of homes, here are some of the most fascinating historic homes in Georgia.
Bellevue, LaGrange, GA
This historic home is a National Historic Landmark. It was once the home of senator Benjamin Harvey Hill.
Cadwalader Raines House (Bibb County, Georgia) AKA Carmichael House, Raines-Carmichael House, or Raines-Miller-Carmichael House
This mansion that has many names is a Greek Revival mansion in Macon, Georgia. It is also a National Historical Landmark.
Chief Vann House
This magnificent home in Chatsworth, Georgia was built by James Vann, the son of a Scottish trader and a Cherokee woman. It was one of the most prominent Cherokee plantations. It was built by more than 100 black slaves in 1805. At the time, Vann was one of the wealthiest men in America.
If the Customs House in Savannah, Georgia could talk it would tell volumes of history. Savannah's first U.S. Custom House was opened in 1789. This is definitely a historic spot to visit.
MLK Historic Site: Dougle Shotgun row houses
These shotgun houses were built in 1905 for Empire Textile Mill workers. They are nicknamed shotgun houses because a bullet could theoretically pass through the front door to the back door.
The Hay House in Macon, Georgia was created in 1859 and nicknamed the "Palace of the South". This historic house is a distinguished landmark of Georgia.
Isaiah Davenport House
Yet another historic house in Savannah, the Isaiah Davenport House operates as a historic house museum. Take a visit here to take a look back into the past.
Little White House
This was President Franklin D. Roosevelt's favorite place to be in Warm Springs, Georgia. The warm springs in Warm Springs seemed to ease the pain from polio.
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Childhood home
This is the childhood home of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a home every person should visit while in Atlanta. Tours of the home are available.
This home is also known as May's Folly and is located in Statesboro, Georgia. It was built in 1875 by John L. Southwell.
Old Governors Mansion, Baldwin County
Also known as the Governor's Mansion and the Executive Mansion is a mansion in Milledgeville, Georgia. This antebellum historic house also serves as a museum.
Owen Thomas House
The Owen Thomas house was designed by one of the first professionally trained architects in the US, William Jay. It is considered to be one of the finest English Regency architecture in the country.
The Ford Plantation
The Ford Plantations were originally 3 mansions that produced cotton until the end of the Civil War. These plantations were acquired by Henry Ford as a retreat. It is now a private luxury sporting community that hosts special events like weddings.
Robert Toombs Home in Washington, Georgia
This home was the residence of the late senator Robert Toombs. He died here in 1885 and the house is now a historical museum.
The Kehoe House
The Kehoe House is one of the most magnificent mansions in Georgia. It is a 1892 Renaissance Revival mansion in the Savannah Historic District. It is now a popular bed and breakfast.
These historic homes in Georgia are simply amazing. What are some other historical homes in Georgia? Let us know in the comments below!