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Washington-Wilkes Historical Museum

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Address: 308 E. Robert Toombs Ave, Washington, GA 30673
Phone Number: +1 706-678-2105
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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What a treasure!

What a treasure this museum was. Tucked away just off the lovely town square of this historic Southern town, the museum is a treasure-trove of Washington, Wilkes County and all of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue D
Pendleton, South Carolina
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Pendleton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treasure this museum was. Tucked away just off the lovely town square of this historic Southern town, the museum is a treasure-trove of Washington, Wilkes County and all of Georgia history. Loved it!

Thank Sue D
Jesup, Georgia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Very helpful staff. Good genealogy section. Found quite a bit of family history in the area. Interesting and good hints for other places to search for information on our family.

Thank quiltinginga
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

gave us an insight to the past community and present,it covered the civil war with artefacts,newspaper cuttings etc Also local battlefield sites,pictures and history of local well to do family's , well done we enjoyed greatly

Thank Tileman_13
Suwanee, Georgia
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love history and this museum is a story of our state. Very interesting items, especially Jefferson Davis's war chest.

Thank LynnM0118
Clay City, Kentucky
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a nice little museum. Everyone should pay a visit. Interesting history of this small Ga. town.

Thank Colman R
Franklin, Tennessee
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269 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

An excellent overview of the entire history of this area, its importance in our revolutionary period as well as the civil war. Loads of memorabilia with guided tour available as well, which was superb.

Thank jimmclendon
Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The museum is somewhat dated and the presentation of the artifacts is pretty static. That being said, there are MANY one-of-a-kind items, documents, and historical pieces here. Take your time looking and you will be rewarded. My kids were very interested in some of the actual letters written by people on display including bills of sale for slaves. It put... More 

Thank Randy S
Washington, Georgia
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This museum is packed full of historic items and information. Worthy of a whole morning or afternoon exploring it. Knowledgeable tour guides to walk you through it or explore on your own. Very educational for visitors of all ages.

Thank washingtonga
Evans, Georgia, United States
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My kids love this place. They love looking at all the cool historical displays, arrowheads, old army uniforms from Civil War days. Lots of great memories abound here.

Thank Michele R
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43 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a very nice example of the history of Wilkes County and Washington Ga. from the Revolutionary War through WW2. The exhibits are really nice. This is a self guided tour so you can take your time. And the home is beautiful.

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