Athens, GA Tourist Attractions
Athens (pop. 48,000), seat of the University of Georgia, is noted for its Greek Revival architecture. There are a number of particularly fine classical buildings on Prince Avenue The Georgia Museum of Art has a notable collection of pictures.
The Taylor-Grady House in Athens is a Greek Revival-style home that was built in the mid-1840s by General Robert Taylor, a planter and cotton merchant. The home was purchased in 1863 by the family of Henry W. Grady, who became managing editor of the "Atlanta Constitution".The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Watson Mill Bridge State Park, Comer, Georgia
The main feature in the Watson Mill Bridge State Park near Comer is the 236ft/72m four-span covered wooden bridge. It was built in the mid 1880s. The park also offers opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts including walking, hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing.
Elberton Granite Museum, Elberton, Georgia
The Elberton Granite Museum features information and displays on the history of the granite industry in Elberton. Visitors can follow a self-guided tour through the exhibits. The Confederate statue, Duchy, was the first statue crafted of Elberton Granite.
Eagle Tavern Museum, Watkinsville, Georgia
The Eagle Tavern in Watkinsville was a major social and political venue for more than 100 years in this area. The oldest portion of the tavern was built in the early 1800s, with other additions and restoration work over the years. The structure is now used as a museum which illustrates the pre-Civil War and pre-railroad era.
Crawford W Long Museum, Jefferson, Georgia
The Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson offers information on the life and the practices of Dr Long who was the first doctor to use sulfuric ether as an anesthetic.
McDaniel Tichenor House, Monroe, Georgia
The McDaniel Tichenor House in Monroe belonged to Georgia Governor Henry Dickerson McDaniel. Originally designed in Victorian Italianate Villa style the house was remodeled in the 1903s in a Neoclassical style.
Navy Supply Corps Museum
University of Georgia
The University of Georgia in Athens was founded in 1785, most of the structures were built before 1850.
Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall
The Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall at the University of Georgia in Athens is named after two of Georgia's most famous football coaches, Wallace Butts and Harry Mehre.The museum houses memorabilia and displays tribute to all of Georgia's athletic programs over the past 100 years.
Founders Memorial Garden
Founders Memorial Garden in Athens is in honor of the founding members of the first garden club in America which was founded 1891. The garden includes a formal boxwood garden, arboretum, perennial garden, and museum of landscape design.
Museum of Art
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia covers 313 acres. It is located just south of the University of Georgia in Athens. It features trails and many varieties of plants, flowers and trees.