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Callaway Plantation, Washington

#69 of 173 in Historic Sites in Georgia
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The Callaway Plantation, also known as the Arnold-Callaway Plantation, is a set of historical buildings, and an open-air museum located in Washington, Georgia. The site was formerly a working cotton plantation with enslaved African Americans. The site was owned by the Callaway family between 1785 until 1977, however the family still owns a considerable amount of acreage surrounding the Callaway Plantation. When The plantation was active, it was large in size and owned several hundred slaves.

The museum site is a 56-acre (230,000 m2) area containing the main houses that was donated by the family to the city of Washington in 1977. Additional buildings were moved to the site to represent typical plantation buildings. The museum is operated by the city of Washington, Georgia. The site is considered notable and historical by the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) because the main manor house it is a rare example of the Greek Revival architecture used as a plantation house, and is an example of classicism in Reconstruction-era Georgia. It has been on the National Register of Historic Places list since April 11, 1972.
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  • A painting of this plantation loomed over Georgia Governor Brian Kemp as he signed a draconian new law aimed at voter suppression. Built by enslaved people, this plantation is a painful and necessary....  more »
  • Love this place. Amazing stunning and wow
  • Very interesting history of life back then. Go in the fall and pick some cotton, makes great Christmas tree ornaments!

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