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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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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice way to spend a couple of hours

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
37 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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

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Suwanee, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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Clay City, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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243 reviews 243 reviews
68 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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.

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Athens, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

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Washington, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Evans, Georgia, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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.

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Atlanta
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 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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Buford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This particular Washington site is a "must see". Beautiful Tiffany window, a lot of history, very enjoyable, especially if you a taking the tour with "Miss Fanny". Very knowledgeable and informative.

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Augusta, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is a self guided tour with some interesting things to see. The lady that was working there was spinning wool and was very nice. She showed my 11 year old how to do it and allowed him to try. I would go back and would recommend to others.

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