The Georgia History Festival‘s annual Super Museum Sunday will be held on Sunday, May 2, 2021, and offers free admission to participating sites throughout Georgia.
Georgians and visitors alike can experience the state’s rich history and cultural life as some of the best historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest throughout Georgia open their doors to the public. This is an exceptional opportunity to experience the history first-hand at no cost!
Free and open to the public. Free admission is available from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (unless alternate hours are noted).
Find Free Museums in Georgia on Super Museum Sunday in 2021
*** Note that the information below is for last year’s 2020 event ***
** check back for updates on museums that are participating in 2021 **
Participating Sites in the North Georgia Mountains (2020)
There are many great sites across the entire state that are participating in this great free event. Check the Georgia History Festival website for complete listings that cover the entire state, or enjoy these sites located in the North Georgia mountains:
Visit the Foxfire Museum and explore 10 relocated authentic pioneer log cabins and additional structures built from historic period materials in the traditional methods of construction. The property includes over 100 acres filled with artifacts, tools, and folk art that provides a glimpse into the lives of the people of Appalachian wilderness more than 180 years ago.
Located in Rabun County at 98 Foxfire Lane, Mountain City, GA
Take a step back in time to the dawn of the telecommunications age with the Standard Telephone Company and Historical Society Museum. Then learn more about the culture and heritage of the African Americans in North Georgia with the artifacts on display at the Regional African American Museum.
Located in Habersham County at 353 Chattahoochee Street, Cornelia, GA
Learn about the famous Tallulah Falls Railway and more of the town of Cornelia’s exciting history!
Located in Habersham County at 102 Grant Place, Cornelia, GA
Event hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
+1 (706) 779-8585
Tips for Enjoying Museums and Historic Sites
Visiting a museum is a great experience that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Make sure that you (and your kids) are conscious of respecting the property and any cultural customs, as well as any rules regarding cameras and/or flash photography. These additional tips can help you get the most out of your museum visit.
Read the printed literature that is included with admission
Get a good introduction to each site by reading the literature that is included with your admission and by reading any monuments posted on site. These should have the most noteworthy points about the historic significance of each site.
Ask questions of the staff and/or tour guides
If you are fortunate enough to take a guided tour, be sure to listen closely to the history and anecdotes shared by your guide(s). This is also a great opportunity to learn little-known facts by asking questions of your guides as you walk through the site. The expertise of these guides can add depth and dimension that can’t be found anywhere else. Staffers and volunteers are often eager to teach and they genuinely love to answer your questions!
Dress for the experience
Some museums include paved parking and polished floors that can work with city attire, but many historical sites will require exploration through unpaved, rugged, outdoor routes.
A safe bet is to wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can manage a walk on dirt or gravel pathways. Many sites also have an interactive and hands-on approach to learning, so another smart idea is to use a hands-free bag to carry your belongings around the site. Consider taking/wearing these types of items:
Exit through the gift shop
While many tours will conveniently finish at the gift shop, it is actually a great place to learn more about the site history and to support the local economy. Expect to find unique gems like books by local authors and experts, local arts and crafts, and lots of fun souvenirs to help you remember your visit.
Know the pet policy at each site
If you are traveling with your pet(s), be sure to find out in advance where your furry friend will be welcomed. For Georgia state parks, leashed pets are allowed on historic site trails, however, they are not allowed inside buildings.
Ga Mountains Guide celebrates and helps you discover the best of North Georgia's Appalachian Mountains!
Find gorgeous places to enjoy nature and the scenery, or interesting places and activities to spend time with friends & family.