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Historical sites in Athens

Historic homes are a way to experience the past.Historic homes are a way to experience the past. (Photo: historic colonial image by Andrew Kazmierski from Fotolia.com )

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Athens, Georgia has a unique heritage that visitors can experience through historic districts, house museums and historic landmarks. Athens has 15 neighborhoods listed on the National Register of Historic Places, some of them along the popular Museum Mile. Visitors interested in experiencing the historic past of Athens can enjoy the many guided, audio and self-guided walking tours.

Church-Waddel-Brumby House

The historic Church-Waddel-Brumby House is the oldest surviving house in Athens and serves as the Athens Welcome Center. Here, you can acquire brochures for your visit to Athens as well as brochures for other touring stops in Georgia. The home is built in the Federalist style and its museum is furnished with period antiques. Church-Waddel-Brumby House 280 East Dougherty Street Athens, GA 30601 706-353-1820 athenswc@negia.net athenswelcomecenter.com/

T.R.R. Cobb House

T.R.R. Cobb House is known for its distinctive pink color and octagonal wings and is built in the Greek Revival style. This historic home stood vacant for 20 years before being restored and open to the public in August 2007. Originally built by T.R.R. Cobb, the home is rich with history and its curators seek to preserve and present the life of its owner to visitors. T.R.R. Cobb House 175 Hill St. Athens, GA 706-369-3513 sthomas@trrcobbhouse.org trrcobbhouse.org/

Taylor Grady House

The Taylor Grady House museum is built in the Greek Revivial style and was owned by an acclaimed newspaper editor named Henry W. Grady. A National Historic Landmark, the house has been restored to historical accuracy. Visitors will be amazed at the stark white beauty with its stately columns. Taylor Grady House 634 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30605 706-549-8688 jlathens@aol.com taylorgradyhouse.com

Source: traveltips.usatoday.com
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