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Georgia Museum of Agriculture - Tifton, Georgia

Updated: Apr 5

The Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village, formerly known as Agrirama, is a 19th-century living museum located in Tifton, Georgia. It opened on July 4, 1976. The grounds consist of five areas: a traditional farm community of the 1870s, an 1890s progressive farmstead, an industrial sites complex, rural town, national peanut complex, and the Museum of Agriculture Center.


Over 35 structures have been relocated to the 95-acre site and faithfully restored or preserved including the Vulcan Steam Train running on 3 ft narrow gauge track. Costumed interpreters explain and demonstrate the lifestyle and activities of this time in Georgia's history. It is located at 1392 Whiddon Mill Road off I-75 at Exit 63B. The museum is a facility of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.


Like many living museums, this one includes residences, a grist mill, saw mill and stores. More notable demonstrations include a turpentine still and a cotton gin.

Coversations/Things we learned:

This location is a clear hidden gem in Georgia. One may look at the title of the venue and assume it may be boring and about farming. However, the museum rivals those at the national level and the 19th Century town has real artifacts and knowledgeable actors at different locations of the town. What is also equally amazing is much of the town and artifacts are operational to include the newspaper printing presses, the grist mill, saw mill, and farm. For those who visit Georgia, we would recommend you make this part of your itinerary and dedicate a full day here. The admission cost is more than reasonable for a trip back in time to see how people lived in the 19th Century.


Contact Information:

1392 Whiddon Mill Road

Tifton, Georgia 37193


Phone: (229) 391-5205


Website:


https://gma.abac.edu/



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Museum

 

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Clark Cabin

 

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Simon’s/James Cabin

 

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School House

 

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Church

 

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Video of school bell ringing






Gibbs Farm

 

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Gibbs House

 

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Cane Shed

 

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Train Depot

 

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Cravey House

 

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Grist Mill

 

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Videos - grinding and sifting grain for bags of grits



Langdale Nature Center

 



Saw Mill

 

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Turpentine Mill

 

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Knights Cabin

 




Blacksmith Shop

 





Variety Works

 

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Commissary

 

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Video - making rope



Print Shop/Georgia Recorder

 

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Video - printing a “Doc Holiday” wanted poster

Saw Mill

 

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Feed and Seed

 

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Mercantile

 

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Drug Store

 





Lawyer’s Office & Barber Shop

 




Cotton Gin

 




Masonic Lodge

 

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Doctor’s Office

 




Herb Garden

 






Tift House

 





Clyatt Cabin

 





Country Store

 

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