Georgia Plantation Guide
Old historical plantations are known for their beauty and history. Today these landmark places are also charming bed and breakfasts and wedding spots.
Historical Georgia plantations are often thought of as being full of history and culture. While this is true, there are a number of renovated southern plantations that are fast becoming popular locations for vacations and social events. Here are some of the few Georgia plantations that are open to the public.
Pebble Hill Plantation
This huge Georgia plantation was built in 1827 by Thomas Jefferson Johnson in the Southwest part of Georgia. The plantation consists of over 3,000 acres of which less than 100 acres are open to the public. The Pebble Hill Foundation manages the property now and has opened it as a museum for guests. Visitors can enjoy the various animals, period antiques, carriages, and gardens. Couples can also have a romantic wedding or lavish reception on the grounds or courtyard.
Sweet Home Plantation
Pine Mountain, Georgia
Visitors are certainly welcome to this beautiful Georgia southern antebellum home that was built around 1840. The plantation is available for meetings, receptions, weddings, and other gatherings. Guests can walk through the gardens that hold a collection of assorted flowers from magnolias to dogwoods. Brides will love the Sweet Home Plantation southern location that offers a large porch, covered gazebo, and access to the inside of the mansion.
Isaiah Tucker Irvin purchased this Georgia plantation in 1835 and the surrounding land which consisted of roughly 3,000 acres. Today, the Washington Plantation home serves as a well-known bed and breakfast with plenty of room for weddings and special occasions. Guests can sit on the large porch in rocking chairs sipping afternoon teas or take a relaxing stroll around the scenic seven acres.
Stately Oaks Plantation
This 1839 plantation near Atlanta would have plenty of stories to tell if the walls could talk. Stately Oaks Plantation is thought to be the fictional Tara plantation in the movie “Gone with the Wind”. The author’s grandparents lived near Stately Oaks and the Tara home was similar to Stately Oaks. The plantation is open for weddings, guided tours, and other events.
This gorgeous southern plantation came to light around 1840 as a huge farm. The present owners have continued the tradition and still raise cattle on the grounds. The plantation has been restored into a warm home decorated in era decor with modern touches. Guests can have weddings or social events at the Woodlawn Plantation in the gardens and courtyard.
Individuals who want to visit these Georgia plantations should call ahead for hours of operation and check availability for weddings.