Despite Sherman’s infamous March to the Sea, which resulted in almost total destruction from Atlanta to Savannah, some of Georgia’s small towns escaped the torches of Union soldiers.
The Peach State, in fact, is fortunate to retain some of its most notable antebellum structures, which architecture fans can tour as part of Georgia’s Antebellum Trail.
The trail runs 100 miles through seven historic communities: Athens, Watkinsville, Madison, Eatonton, Milledgeville, Old Clinton, and Macon.
Along the way, you’ll see many fine examples of Greek Revival and other antebellum structures, from modest cottages to lofty estates. Several homes and sites are museums you can tour; others are available to admire from a distance.
To fully enjoy these architectural gems, schedule a few days for exploring their respective towns. It actually makes no difference where you start, but to help you plan, check out these proposed itineraries.
The Georgia’s Antebellum Trail website also provides plenty of information on museum hours, annual pilgrimages, and special events that take place along the trail.
For an idea of what the trail offers, check out this mapped preview of notable homes and sites.Read More