Historic Westville, Lumpkin
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Historic Westville is a museum of southern history and culture representing the diversity of the Southern Experience by telling the stories of ALL southern peoples including European Americans, African Americans, American Indians, and immigrants--- how their lives were inextricably linked but their experiences diverse due to race, class, and gender.Plan your Historic Westville visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lumpkin using our Lumpkin vacation planner.
Through the use of exhibits, live interpreters, food and crafts, visitors will learn about life in the 19th century South. Visitors will also see how major historical events affected the region and became part of the personal experiences of those who called the 19th century South home.
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I used to love this place, a must see for out of town guests. But it now closed. Here is information from their website, "Historic Westville is currently closed to the public as it undergoes a move to... read more »
Pretty neat village of homes and buildings from the 1800s. There is a nice picnic area and a small gift shop. There are live demonstrations a couple of times a year that really enhance the experience.
Just a short drive from Columbus- it is so interesting to visit. It cost 10 dollars to enter and they have tours daily. They are open 10-5. It really takes you back to a simple day in time. Really enj... read more »
Firstly we are sad to report that Historic Westville is closed but happy to report that it will reopen at a new site in or near Columbus, Georgia. We have visited Historic Westville several times, each time was a very pleasant experience. It is most entertaining on their special occasions when the town is alive with all sorts of demonstrations and entertainment. I've enjoyed some of the best Bluegrass performances in the little church just down the road from the entrance. We are very much looking forward to their reopening even though they'll be a bit further up the highway from us.
I'm biased as a participant in their yearly 2nd Creek War battle reenactment, but this is a very special place! They are kid friendly, as mentioned in another review, and have events throughout the year. The Creek War on Memorial day, 4th of July celebration, are highlights of their activities. This is an impressive collection of pre-1850 buildings arranged as a town if the early 1800s might have been laid out, complete with a surgeon's office, school room, churches, and even an early 1800s Masonic lodge! Definitely worth a visit.
Overall I feel this is a good place to visit. It may depend on the time of year though. In the Fall there weren't many demonstrations. I just toured the historic buildings on went on a mule wagon tour. Good place for the family to go. Can be a little boring depending on your interest in history.
One of my favorite places to visit. It is very kid friendly, and the staff is awesome. You learn something new every time you visit, very educational.
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