Explore Georgia's Historic High Country
Barnsley Resort is located near Adairsville, Georgia. The downtown square of Adairsville is listed on the National Historic Register. The charming town features antiques shops, eateries and more than 30 historic homes that exemplify Southern architecture. Adairsville was also the site of The Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase. The Chase is probably the war’s best-known escapade, made famous by a Walt Disney movie of the same name.
Nearby Cartersville, one of Georgia’s Main Street Cities, offers shopping, dining and interesting landmarks in its historic city center. From opera to art, fine fashions to home décor, biscuits to an old-fashioned baker, downtown Cartersville will surprise you.
Etowah Indian Mounds
The Etowah Indian Mounds are located in Cartersville on the Etowah River. Dating back to 950 A.D., this is the most important Native American Indian Settlement in the valley. Guests may tour the museum where exhibits interpret daily life in the once self-sufficient community.
Roselawn House and Museum
The Roselawn House and Museum was the former home of renowned evangelist Sam P. Jones, for whom Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium (Union Gospel Tabernacle) was built. The Museum houses writings and memorabilia of Sam Jones and Rebecca Latimer Felton, the first woman to serve in the United States Senate.
Cooper’s Furnace Day Use Area
At Cooper’s Furnace Day Use Area you will find the remnants of an antebellum industrial center started by Mark Anthony Cooper, who sold the iron manufacturing facility to the Confederate States of America in 1863. It was destroyed in 1864 during General Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign. Visitors can hike the trails that lead to the overlook atop the Dam at Lake Allatoona or picnic along the banks of the Etowah River.
Booth Western Art Museum
Explore the West without leaving the South! The Booth Western Art Museum offers an experience unique in the Southeast—an opportunity to explore the American West through contemporary art. This three-story state-of-the-art museum houses many permanent exhibits such as “The Reel West Gallery,” “The Cowboy Gallery,” the stunning hall that houses “The Presidents Gallery,” and many more. Expect to spend three hours or more gazing at the art.
Explore the Earth and search the stars at Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum. The brand new world-class museum is open daily and features the Weinman Mineral Gallery, a Fossil Gallery, the Science in Motion Transportation Gallery, The Collins Family My Big Backyard, a Digital Planetarium, an Observatory and more.
“The Enchanted Land where the rivers meet and the mountains begin” is how many describe Rome, Georgia. The Clock Tower is Rome’s most famous landmark. This tower has been keeping time since 1872 and it still has its original parts.
Oak Hill at Berry College
Discover a southern setting of yesteryear at Oak Hill, the beautifully preserved 170-acre antebellum plantation and home of Berry College founder, Martha Berry. While you are there, stop in the recently renovated Martha Berry Museum.
Chieftains Museum and Major Ridge Home
The Chieftains Museum and Major Ridge Home, devoted to Native American history, is a National Historic Landmark. It is also a stop on Georgia’s 150-mile Chieftains Trails since 1971 and is a part of the Trail of Tears operated by the National Park Service. The center point of the museum is a 181-year-old home that belonged to Major Ridge, a prominent Cherokee leader.
Myrtle Hill Cemetery
Historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome is the final resting place for soldiers from every war since the Civil War as well as that of Ellen Axon Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson. Mrs. Wilson is the only wife of a U.S. President buried in Georgia.
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Cloudland Canyon State Park is located on the eastern edge of Lookout Mountain. Guests to the park will find waterfalls, a rugged canyon, wildlife and terrific views to complement the hiking trails, swimming pool, tennis courts and picnic facilities.
Chief Vann House
The Chief Vann House is located on the outskirts of Chatsworth, Georgia. Once called the “Showplace of the Cherokee Nation”, the two-story mansion is decorated with Cherokee hand carvings and many fine antiques. Vann contributed more to the education of the Cherokee leaders than anyone else.