Westville - Georgia's Working 1850's Town

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Facility:Westville - Georgia's Working 1850's Town
Description:Westville is a living history museum which depicts an 1850 west Georgia village. You can experience a community in the twenty-first century similar to the ones in which our ancestors lived in the middle of the nineteenth century. Westville has over thirty authentically furnished pre-Civil War buildings.

Visit Westville, where your family will glimpse the forgotten dreams of a hundred and fifty years ago. It's the perfect way to inspire your children to learn more about history.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:one mile south of Lumpkin, GA
Address 2:
City:Lumpkin
State/Province:GA
Zip Code:31815
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:open Tuesday through Saturday except New Years Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Tuesday - Saturday (except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas) from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission:General Admission Adults $10.00
Seniors, College Students $8.00
Military Personnel $8.00
Students K-12 $4.00
Family Membership $35.00
Telephone:(888) 733-1850
Website:http://www.westville.org/
R E V I E W S
Jeannie Pace, Co-op Member
Westville is a very fun and educational field trip for all ages. Before you enter the village, you can buy "wooden nickels" to exchange in the city for wonderful gingerbread, a wagon ride, and lemonade, etc. If it is a big school field trip day, the line for gingerbread will be long. The ladies don't cook but a little at the time...bc it's authentic old fashioned bread! There are special days throughout the year...Georgia History days, Fall days, etc. I gave this field trip only 4 stars bc the last time I got a quote for our co-op to attend the Georgia History days, the price was more than general admission, and we could not afford it. Also, one of our graduated co-op members couldn't get his wheelchair into every building to see. All in all, though, the village is definitely worth the visit.
Laura Dawson, Co-op Member
Visiting Westville is one of my all-time favorite childhood memories. The buildings are fun for anyone to tour through, and the costumed interpreters are full of stories for anyone who wants to hear. One of my favorite homes is one of my ancestor's - the Feagin House. Most of the buildings are interactive. Children get a kick out of the one-room school house and sitting in the corner with the dunce hat on or writing on chalkboard slates. Westville is well worth the visit.

Be sure to get some gingerbread and lemonade. There is nothing like it!
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