Discover the best of southern hospitality in Classic South Georgia. Antebellum homes and Civil War historic sites are reminders of a past that was both genteel and troubled. The rolling hills that saw those struggles are today's golf courses and scenic attractions.
Golf is the center of attention in Augusta, the setting for the famous Masters Tournament at the National Golf Club. A municipal golf course just down the road makes the game available to everyone, and other golf courses throughout the region offer scenic views as well as challenging holes.
Step into the Old South in historic Washington and visit the restored Callaway Plantation. Learn more about the Civil War period when you visit the Brown House Museum in Sandersville, headquarters for General Sherman on his March to the Sea. Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, fled through this region before his capture ended the war. You can follow in both men's footsteps on a heritage trail.
Leave thoughts of war behind to enjoy the great outdoors. Explore settings from swamp to sand to lakes at sites like Ohoopee Sand Dune near Swainsboro and Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta. There's plenty of hiking, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking at parks around the region.
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The Masters Tournament takes place at the Augusta National Club in Augusta. You can play your own round of golf at clubs in the Georgia's Classic South region. The Augusta Municipal Golf Course is just a short distance down the road from Augusta National Club. At Harbor Club on Lake Oconee Golf Course, the scenic views of the lake add to the pleasure of the game.
Any visit to Classic South Georgia should take in some of the antebellum homes. Callaway Plantation is a restored plantation in Washington. In Sandersville, the Brown House was one of General Sherman's headquarters during the Civil War. Explore a funnier time in history at the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Harlem; Oliver Hardy was born here.
Visit the Canal Interpretive Center, set in a restored textile mill, and cruise the Augusta Canal in a restored canal boat when you visit the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area in Classic South Georgia. The canal's mills powered the Industrial Revolution before the Civil War, supplied the Confederacy with gunpowder during the war, and continued to power industry after the war ended.