Former Governor's Mansion open for tours in Milledgeville, Georgia

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

This afternoon I was surprised by fellow AR friend Thom Abbott with a visit.  We visited at the office a while and then we headed to downtown Milledgeville.  We had a nice dinner at the Brick and then did a very quick (it was both dark and chilly) But I got to show off our former governor's mansion. It's really a beautiful building and I have actually had dinner in there once.

Times: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, 2pm-4pm - Tours held on the hour
Phone: 478-445-4545
Admission: $10 per person, $7 seniors & pre-booked tours, $2 students
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If you get to Milledgeville Georgia I highly recomment you visit the former Governor's mansion

Check out this virtual tour

The Mansion is the former Governor's Mansion from the era when Milledgeville was the Capital of Georgia.  Those years were 1804 to 1868.  Thought it was always Atlanta did ya?

Nope, Georgia was actually the fourth state capital after Savannah, Augusta, Louisville and before the fifth and current capital which of course is Atlanta, Georgia.  To read about the whens and whys here.

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Comments (16)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

interesting. I wonder why they changed the city for the capital so much?

Jan 26, 2015 11:22 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

That looks like a lovely home - what was the occasion for dinner there? Sounds like fun! 

Jan 26, 2015 11:28 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Have not been to this one, but have been to the current one in Buckhead on W. Paces Ferry Road. Very interesting, did not know it was that old.

Jan 26, 2015 11:41 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Tammy, so is this where Jimmy Carter lived, or does it pre-date his governorship?

Jan 26, 2015 11:50 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Tammy  This looks like a great place to visit.

Jan 26, 2015 11:55 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

David Shamansky first Savannah fell to British forces, then it was decided Augusta was too far east for most people to travel to and then it was moved from Louisville because it wasn't a navigable river for trade, then to Milledgeville, which had major damage during the civil war. Finally to Atlanta. 

Lise Howe dinner/theater with dinner at the mansion and a production at the local college.

Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Huntington Beach, CA 714.459.2017 as have I. 

Patricia Kennedy this predates Carter's birth even. Built in 1839

Joan Whitebook it is quite interesting 

Jan 26, 2015 12:13 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tammy. I'm sure it is a must see if you are in the area. Some of these mansions as beyond amazing, like the ones in Newport, RI.

Jan 26, 2015 05:53 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Tammy,  a good dinner and a bit of history. Does it get any better than that? Enjoy your day!

Jan 26, 2015 06:53 PM
Thom Abbott |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

Indeed, a return trip to Milledgeville is in order Tammy Lankford !! I knew nothing about the college being there....downtown was so cool (both in how it looked and the brisk January temps) and certainly want to see it all in the light of day. 

But the best part of course...was time with you!


Jan 26, 2015 07:35 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Joe Petrowsky thre is a museum up in Delaware that has an ansestor's entire dining room in it.  I'd like to get up to the NE to see that one day along with a few friends.

Wayne Martin it doesn't

Thom Abbott we can go on the trolly tour :)  And you know we always love spending time with you too.

Jan 26, 2015 09:29 PM
Sharon Paxson
Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Hi Tammy - how fun that Thom stopped by, and the Governor's Mansion is a beautiful building. That would be fun to see.

Jan 26, 2015 11:49 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Tammy,

What a wonderful piece of history you've shared!

Jan 27, 2015 11:10 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Sharon Paxson I was so in awe of the inside when we had dinner there and it's actually undergone some renovations since.  When I was in college at Georgia College and State University the dean lived in that house.  

Lisa Von Domek went a little more into the history of Milledgeville in tonight's post about the actual former Capitol building.  Now Georgia Military College Campus (where my husband went to college)

Jan 27, 2015 12:11 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

That sounds like a nice visit, what a nice surprise!

Jan 28, 2015 02:41 AM
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Tammy,

What a lovely Federalist styled Mansion in the Greek Revival style. I thought Atlanta was always the capital of Georgia, thanks for the history lesson. Is it the lighting or is the color of the building a light peach?  

a hui hou,

Jan 28, 2015 10:56 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Sharon Tara it was a wonderful surprise.

Kimo Stowell  it does have a hint of peach in the stucco.  I need to get some nice new photos in spring after the renovations.

Jan 28, 2015 12:01 PM