Juneteenth Lecture & Tour at Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion

Juneteenth Lecture & Tour Linked ImageJune 15
Juneteenth Lecture & Tour
Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, is a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States at the end of the Civil War.

In honor of Juneteenth, join us for an enlightening afternoon on the history of slavery at Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion through a lecture on the Brown’s nursemaid Emma by Curator of Education Kierstin Veldkamp and our specialty tour: Labor Behind the Veil which explores in depth the history of slavery and African Americans at the Mansion.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

The tour is $8 for adults/seniors, $4 for students, and free to Georgia College faculty, staff, and students.

Come for both or only one!

Women’s History Tour at Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion

Womens History ImageMarch 8 & March 28
Women’s History Tour at Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion

Join the Mansion on International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8th or Wednesday, March 28th at 3 pm for a Women’s History Month special tour focusing on not only the women of the Mansion during the time of the governors, but also on women’s roles in the 19th century.

This tour is at the special rate of $8 for adults/seniors, $4 for students. GC faculty, staff, and students are always free. For more information, contact the Mansion at 478-445-4545.

March First Friday: Celebrate Our Roots

Milledgeville Main Street’s
March First Friday: Celebrate Our Roots
March 2nd  –  6-8pm  –  downtown Milledgeville

Downtown Milledgeville exudes history, from the historic downtown buildings and the big oak trees, to the antebellum homes and the museums. This “Celebrate our Roots” themed First Friday will be a time to explore Milledgeville’s rich history downtown from 6-8pm.

The First Friday Committee’s partnership with the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the museums will continue to offer FREE trolley rides to the museums for patrons to learn about Milledgeville history.

Enjoy these explorations and more while at First Friday:

Enjoy these explorations and more while at First Friday:
-Live Jazz Music

-Live Music by McCook & Martin of Free Lance Ruckus
-Face Painting with Lisa Marie Barry
-Kids’ Activities with Milledgeville Jaycees & Georgia College Chemistry Club
-Trolley Tours to the Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion, Sallie Ellis Davis House & Allied Arts‘ John Marlor House
– History Storytelling with Dr. Bob Wilson
-Poetry Reading Allied Arts

For more information about First Friday or for information on how
to get involved contact the Main Street Office at 478.414.4014 or
email Deana at dthornton@nullmilledgevillega.us.

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank our 2018 First Friday Sponsors:

Magnolia State Bank
Robins Financial Credit Union

Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc.
Standard Sand & Silica Co.

97 Big FM
Century Bank & Trust
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
Exchange Bank

Allied Arts
Milledgeville FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease)
Milledgeville Jaycees

Georgia College Alumni Weekend

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November 3-4
Georgia College Alumni Weekend

SAVE THE DATE for a great weekend with alumni & friends at Georgia College’s Alumni Weekend

Some of the events include:
50th Class Reunion Dinner
55th Class Reunion
All Class Picnic
Alumni Awards Dinner
Campus Tours
History of Georgia College
Old Governor’s Mansion Tours

*Events may be subject to change. Get full details here.

African American History Trolley Tour

February 12: 2-4pm
February 26: 2-4pm
African American
Historic Trolley Tour

The Milledgeville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will be offering free African-American historic Trolley tours on Sunday, February 7th and 28th from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
These free tours will leave from the CVB office at 200 West Hancock Street (across from the old Courthouse) and is first come-first served. For more information, contact the CVB at 478-452-4687.

GA History Fest: Super Museum Sunday

February 5
Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday


Experience Georgia’s rich history and cultural life at these historic sites, free & open to the public for an opportunity to experience history in your own back yard. The participating sites are listed below.


Andalusia Farm

Visit the Milledgeville home of Flannery O’Connor where visitors may tour the home and the grounds that inspired the work of one of America’s most influential fiction writers.



Old Governor’s Mansion
Tour one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the nation. With its stately columns and imposing facade, it served as the residence for Georgia’s chief executives for over 30 years spanning the antebellum, Civil War & early Reconstruction phases of GA history.

Holiday Lights at the Pecan Grove

holiday-lights-cshThrough December 29
Holiday Lights Around the Pecan Grove at CSH
6-9pm nightly

The Rotary Club of Milledgeville & Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority are proud to present the 3rd Annual Holiday Lights at the Pecan Grove. This tradition of lighting the area surrounding the Pecan Grove at Central State Hospital creates a spectacular event.

Old Governor’s Mansion: Candlelight Tours

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December 10, 17 & 20
6pm & 7pm – Candlelight Tours

Join the Old Governor’s Mansion for a special guided tour by candlelight to transport visitors back in time while seeing the magnificent halls decked as they would have been in historic times. Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled begin of the tour. For parties of ten or more please make reservations. Regular admission rates apply.

Through December 23
Experience the magic of Christmas with traditional tours of the beautiful Old Governor’s Mansion in beautiful holiday splendor! If you have any questions or would like more information, call the Mansion at 478-445-4545.

Haunted Trolley Tour

We aren’t kidding when we say TICKETS SELL OUT FAST!

Are you ready for fun, laughter and a little fear? Take a ride on Milledgeville’s Haunted Trolley Tour. Ghost stories are based on documented accounts & folklore passed down for 150 years.

Sponsored by the Convention & Visitors Bureau and presented by Milledgeville Players theatre members, this tour will be haunting residents of Milledgeville and visitors alike the latter part of October. While the earlier, more tame, performance is stories told aboard the trolley, the later evening (ages 16+) tour is a fully interactive and engaging performance within the gates of Memory Hill Cemetery.

Haunted Trolley TourTours will be given October 24 and 25 at 6:30 pm (All Ages) and 8:30 pm (Ages 16+) and on October 26 and 27 at 7:00 pm (All Ages) and 8.30 pm (Ages 16+).

“We are extremely excited about the 16th anniversary of the Haunted Trolley Tour!  To have an event become this popular and in such high demand over time is just thrilling.  Our office is pleased to offer this event year after year to not just local residents but visitors from around the state of Georgia,” said Office Manager, Linda Bailey.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, OCTOBER 3 at 9 am!  Don’t delay as tickets sell out quickly every year!  Tour tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (under 16) and are first come, first serve. Tickets available at the CVB only. Due to the high demand, there is a maximum of four tickets per person.

For more information and ticket purchase, please contact the Milledgeville Convention and Visitor Bureau at (478)452-4687 or visit the CVB website.
The CVB office is located at 200 West Hancock Street and is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm and Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

August 5: End of Summer Shakedown #FirstFridayMilly

August First Friday Poster ImageAugust 7th: End of Summer Shakedown

The whole community is invited to a celebration downtown to wrap up the last days of summer at the August First Friday event. First Friday will take place on August 5th from 6-8 pm in downtown Milledgeville with lots of fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

A sample of some of the fun & free activities to enjoy include:

For more information on First Friday and how to be involved, contact Milledgeville Main Street at 478-414-4014 or mainstreetdesk@nullmilledgevillega.us.




Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank
our First Friday Sponsors:

Arcadia Student Living

Century Bank & Trust
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
Exchange Bank


Allied Arts
Georgia College Chemistry Club

Milledgeville Jaycees
Old Capital Car Club

First Friday Events

February First Friday: Free Art 4 U

February First Friday: Free Art 4 U

March First Friday Image

March First Friday: Celebrating Our Roots

April First Friday Image

April First Friday: Sounds of Spring

May First Friday Image

May First Friday: Cruise & Blues

June First Friday Image

June First Friday: Beach Bash

August First Friday Image

August First Friday: End of Summer Shakedown

September First Friday Image

September First Friday: Shop N Bop

October First Friday Image

October First Friday: First Responders

November First Friday Image

November First Friday: GA Bike Summit

Decemner First Friday Image

December First Friday: Jingle & Mingle Downtown


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