Museums

Georgia Writers Museum

109 South Jefferson Avenue

Eatonton, GA 31024

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3429 Eatonton, GA 31024

Phone: 1.706.991.5119

Hours:

  • F – Sa (10:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Su (1:00pm – 5:00pm)

The Georgia Writers Museum focuses on promoting the rich, literary heritage of the state.  Of the 46 authors in the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, nine are from within 30 miles of Putnam County.  Permanent exhibits honor the three most famous local authors: Alice Walker, Flannery O’Conner, and Joel Chandler Harris.  Works and artifacts of the other authors will be featured in the museum on a rotation basis.

 

Memory Lane Classic Cars

170 Scott Road

Eatonton, GA 31024

Phone: 1.706.991.1835

Hours:

  • Th – Sa (10:00am – 6:00pm)
  • Su (2:00pm – 6:00pm)

Admission:

  • General Admission: $5
  • Children (10 & under): Free

Memory Lane Classic Cars is a museum that features over 100 top quality cars.  The cars range from a 2005 Mustang GT 340 to “Eleanor,” which is the gray 545 hp Shelby GT 500 used in the movie “Gone Ins 60 Seconds”

 

Old School Museum

305 North Madison Avenue

Eatonton, GA 31024

Hours:

  • M – F (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Sa (10:00am – 4:00pm)
  • Su (2:00pm – 4:00pm)

Admission: Free

The Old School History Museum is housed in four classrooms of the original 1916 Eatonton School, now the home of the Plaza Arts Center.  Exhibits include a vintage drugstore complete with marble-topped soda fountain, a reproduction of the turn-of-the-century downtown Eatonton, a history gallery that guides visitors from the early Indian culture of the area of 20th Century history, and a historic classroom restored to its early 1900’s condition.

 

Uncle Remus Museum

214 South Oak Street

Eatonton, GA 31024

Phone: 1.706.485.6856

Website: www.uncleremusmuseum.org

Hours:

  • November 1st – February 28/29th
    • M – Sa (10:00am to 4:00pm)
    • Su (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
  • March 1st – October 31st
    • M – Sa (10:00am to 5:00pm)
      • Closed for lunch from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    • Su (2:00pm to 5:00pm)

Admission:

  • Adults: $5.00
  • Seniors (65+) and Students with ID: $4.00
  • Children (5-12): $3.00
  • Children (4 & under): Free
  • Family Rate: $15.00 (includes 5 family members)

The Uncle Remus Museum strives to educate visitors about the life and work of Joel Chandler Harris using historic storytelling, period artifacts, dioramas of the more famous Uncle Remus character, local history during Harris’ formative years, and informative tours.