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Callaway Plantation, Washington

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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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  • Very informative tour of the every day life back in the late 1800s. Very hard life for people back then. Their ingenuity is amazing. We were the only people their and got a really great tour. Our... 
    Very informative tour of the every day life back in the late 1800s. Very hard life for people back then. Their ingenuity is amazing. We were the only people their and got a really great tour. Our...  more »
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  • Fascinating experience learning about history and how people survived. Suzanne was a great guide. Camping is also available.
  • Unfortunately the times were not updated on the website and we drove an hour on Wednesday to find a closed site. The two persons working there said it would be ok to walk around. There is a variety of buildings and a beautiful herb garden around the main plantation house. You can view the great wood joinery on the log home. Nice placards describing the buildings. Facility hosts many activities throughout the year. Parking seems to be abundant... especially when it’s closed.

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