Museums & Historical Places

Georgia museums are full of treasures to surprise, educate and entertain visitors.   We are proud to serve and welcome guests from literally all over the world to the lush, natural beauty found in Blue Ridge and Blairsville in the north Georgia mountains. Unlike many other vacation getaways in the southeast, we offer an affordable and wide variety of things to see and do in and around this mountains area. Below are some museum references that we hope will serve you well in your efforts in better knowing what’s to do in Blue Ridge, and near counties in Georgia.

Blue Ridge, GA

Baugh House

The Baugh House is owned by the Fannin County Heritage Foundation and is open to the public for tours. It is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Homes. James Baugh, who was a brick mason, built the house in 1890 with bricks that were made from the clay in his backyard. The museum houses many historical records and items from Blue Ridge and the surrounding area.

Location: 411 W. 1st. Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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Phone: 706-258-2645

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

Blue Ridge has been designated as one of the top 5 Art Towns in Georgia and the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association and Art Center provides opportunities for artists from the local communities to expand their talents display their work. New exhibits are always being brought in along with new events and a number of classes.

Location: 420 West Main St., Blue Ridge, GA.

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Phone: 706 632- 2144

Fannin County Veterans Memorial Park

 A beautiful park honoring those folks who have made the ultimate sacrifice for all Americans. There several memorial walls featuring poems on the back of each one and a helicopter that had been used in combat.

Location: Old Hwy. 76, Blue Ridge next door to Fannin County Middle School.

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Ducktown, TN

Ducktown Basin Museum

This museum is located on the old Burra Burra Mine site and traces the unique copper mining heritage that defined that area. It is now owned by the Tennessee Historical Commission and has been on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since 1983. The tour includes a video introducing you to the history of copper mining, artifacts, displays and an old mine elevator that is now used as an observation point.

Location: 212 Burra Burra St, Ducktown, TN 37326.

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Phone: 423-496-5778

Dahlonega, GA

Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site

Located at 1 Public Square in Dahlonega, GA, the museum is housed in the 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse, which happens to be one of the oldest courthouses in Georgia. Today, visitors can see rare coins, a gold nugget and equipment used to mine gold back in the day, years before the California gold rush had even started. You can also tour the courthouse and see the judge’s chambers and other courthouse features

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Phone: 706-864-2257

Blairsville, GA

Union County Historical Courthouse

Located in Blairsville, the Union County Historical Society’s motto is “preserving yesterday for tomorrow.” Union County’s past is on display at the courthouse which was built in 1899 and a part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The original clock and bell mechanism is on display along with numerous artifacts from the county’s past.

Location: 1 Town Square, Blairsville, GA.

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Phone: 706.745.5493

Mountain City, GA

Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center

Homes, tools, trade and lifestyle exhibits from a time that has all but disappeared, the pioneer culture of living in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The center has grown over the years into the living community of today on Black Rock Mountain.

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Phone: 706-746-5828