Self-Guided Educational Tour
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May 15-Train Day: Visit the Museum and ride the train for free! Groups must register below and only available for tours
The Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village is a living history museum and village, recreating the farms and rural village life in Wiregrass Georgia from 1870-1910. This self-guided tour shows students how people lived and worked in rural Georgia wiregrass region in the last century. For groups of any size and all ages, a self-guided, go-at-your-own-pace tour of our 95-acre site and museum makes for an exciting and educational visit.
Costumed interpreters throughout the village will answer questions and describe artifacts and buildings. Our site has period farm houses which demonstrate life as it was during the late 1800s and early 1900s. We also have an operating water-powered grist mill, an on-site blacksmith, a one-room school, and print shop and doctor’s office, among others. Also open for touring are our Museum of Agriculture and Gallery. Stop by our 1900s drug store which offers drinks, floats, delicious hand-dipped ice cream and lunch combos for sale.
We are open for educational school tours from 9:00-4:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday. For the month of July, 2015, starting on July 5, we will be open from 10am until 3pm. We are closed to the public in August.
Cost & Payment:
Cost is $4.00 per student and $7.00 per adult, with one free adult admission per every 10 paying students. Bus drivers and teachers are admitted free.
To receive group rates, all money must be collected in advance and paid at the Country Store by your group leader.
Payment is due the day you visit. We accept Visa, Mastercard, cash and checks. All checks should be made payable to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Please bring proof of your tax exempt status when you arrive, if this applies.
No refunds are offered for overpayment. Please have an accurate count of your students before paying.
Any school or state agency with the state of GA is tax exempt on admission, school workshop/tour, and rental. They are NOT tax exempt on catering or any food/candy purchase made at the country store or drug store. Please be advised if they are out of state they will be required to pay GA sales tax of 7% on rental, workshop/tour, and admission. Their tax exempt only works in the state that they are from.
A train ride is not part of your tour. The train runs every Saturday, all day, (except for the month of August) but does not run during the week, unless specifically requested at least two weeks ahead of time. You must have a minimum of 60 students at an extra charge of $3.00 each, or pay the base rate of $180.00 if your group is smaller. Train reservations must be made at least two weeks ahead of time, to allow us time to schedule an engineer and conductors.
During Your Visit:
Please be aware that you will probably not be the only group onsite that day. We often have other groups touring or participating in a workshop. We ask that if a workshop is in session in a building you are touring, please watch and listen respectfully. Workshops are very different than tours, so please do not ask the interpreters to let your children participate in the workshop if you are on a self-guided tour.
- The schoolhouse will not be available to tours when workshops are in session.
- The drug store can become very busy in the afternoon with workshops. We suggest tour groups visit the drug store prior to lunch to avoid crowding.