Celebrate the “old ways” along the Farm Trail - from Cherokee Indian heritage and Civil War history to  our rich Appalachian culture. History lives on along the North Georgia Farm Trail, which meanders through some of the state’s most historic terrain. Museums, cultural sites and living history farms preserve our rich agricultural heritage — and exhibits and artifacts bring the ghosts of the Cherokee and Civil War heroes to light. So, plan time on your tour to hear the stories and experience life in another place and time. Unlike commercial attractions, many museums and heritage sites operate on limited schedules — particularly during the offseason. Before venturing out, check websites or call ahead for hours and days of operation.

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Historic Depot • Family Train Rides • Scenic Views

Tucked into the charming mountain village of Blue Ridge, Georgia in the lush Chattahoochee National Forest. The area is known as the “antique capital” of Georgia with friendly folks and an old time atmosphere. Our regular 4 hour, 26 mile…

Highest Point in GA • 360° Views • Historical Exhibits

The Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association (CFAIA), based out of Pisgah Forest, NC, is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works in cooperation with the US Forest Service. Our mission is to promote educational, recreational and…

Built 1890 • Listed on National Register • Limited Hours

“Weaving the past with the present to preserve the future.”

The Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center is located 3 miles south of Blairsville, Ga. on Hwy 19/129. The center includes 415 acres of orchards, test plots, pasture land, specimen and preservation gardens, historic sites and forests. The…

Reconstructed Gristmill • Walking Trails • River Access

Weddings & Special Events • Corporate Retreats • Special Tours

Just 45 minutes north of Atlanta is the elegant and romantic pink marble mansion, known as the Tate House. The classic southern romantic fantasy is felt throughout the stately plantation like setting. The gardens invite you to stroll through the…

Historic Building • Annual Ride the Rails Festival

This organization had its beginnings in the Spring of 1998. It met for 3 months and then went to sleep. However, in Feb. 1999 it awoke and has had the strength to meet Monthly ever since. As now it has 46 strong and dedicated members who have made…

Historic Buildings • Museum • Friday Night Concerts

Admission is free at both the Courthouse Museum and our Museum of Mountain Life. A small donation is always appreciated for museum upkeep. Educational tours for school classes always welcome, please contact us.

The Gilmer County Historical Society, Inc. (formerly Historic Preservation Society) was formed in 2004. In 2007 the organization’s name was changed and a 501c3 non-profit was formed. In 2008 the Society was offered the historic Tabor Family Home in…

Carved Petroglyphs of Native Indian Origin

Visit this special site where the people of long ago carved their stories into the boulders of Track Rock.

1937 Structure • Appalachian Trail • Supply Store

Lofty, cool, and breezy the historical stone building housing Mountain Crossings is called the Walasi-Yi Interpretive Center (“Wa La See Yee”). It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps who started construction in 1934 and finished…