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“Fun Place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Westville Village

Westville Village
Lumpkin, GA 31815
888-733-1850; 229-838-6310
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Lumpkin
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Experience a small pre-Civil War village full of entertaining "townspeople" in costume.
Peachtree City, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fun Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We visited Westville Village on their Homeschool Day, they had a lot of fun activities for the kids to try, from walking on stilts to making candles, but no guided tours. Should have packed a picnic lunch, by 12pm the little café was crowded and the two ladies were working very hard to try to keep up, but still the wait in line was very long. Wear closed toe shoes, the streets are not paved and your feet will get dirty. Bring water bottles, bug spray, and sunscreen. I am thinking about going back on a 'normal' day and taking some of the tours. It was a very interesting visit.

Visited September 2013
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Thonotosassa, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A rare piece of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Took my GS troop (aged 12-15) to Westville. The girls enjoyed walking around the town and being encouraged to experience some of life in 1840's. The guides were very knowledgeable and encouraged the girls to ask questions. They especially enjoyed the cobbler shop in which they actually got to emboss their own piece of leather. Would love to go back when they have one of their festivals. The cost was minimal and definitely worth the experience.

Visited July 2013
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Leesburg, Georgia, United States
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“Heard from a volunteer at Westville that...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

the buildings that make up Westville are going to be moved to Columbus, at some point in the future, where it is hoped they will be better visited than in Lumpkin, which is in the middle of nowhere. I went on a Friday and the place was nearly deserted. The number of employees has decreased to eight, which reflects the lack of visitors. It is a treasure for the State of Georgia. The previous review regarding the price of a bbq sandwich reflects the sad state of education in this State. Obviously the writer doesn't appreciate the unique nature of this collection of buildings and furniture of this vintage, something probably unique in the Southeast United States. What ever it takes to preserve this for sharing with future generations.

Visited July 2013
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“Step Back In Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The folks at Westville are extremely friendly and helpful, and love to talk about history and their village. The village is set up extremely well - with signed streets, restored buildings, and outside areas for gardens, crafts etc. This was my second visit to Westville, and it was as enjoyable as the first. AS noted by others, the number of volunteers was down from my first visit, so that was a bit disappointing. A challenge, as with other sites, can be school group days when large numbers of children are going from site to site. They can be loud and can also impact your progress. However, if you can speak with someone about the "route" they will be taking through town, it's large enough that you can create a buffer for yourself - enabling you to converse well with the volunteers or simply just enjoy the birds and the pretty outdoors. Westville is located near Providence Canyon, a beautiful colorful "gully" not to be missed when you are in the area.

Visited May 2013
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Columbus, Georgia, United States
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“The home made gingerbread was awesome. sitting in the old church was a very rewarding and spiritual experience. I especi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The home made gingerbread was awesome. sitting in the old church was a rewarding and spirtual experience. I especially enjoyed riding in the old horse drawn wagon. westville gave me a glimpse back into what living in the past must have been like. It was also a great experience for my grandsons.

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