Take a Museum Road Trip in GA


Georgia is home to over 300 hundred museums including many focused on art and history. While those museums are most popular and relatively easy to find around Georgia, there are also many unique and one of kind museums worth a visit. Here are some of museums worth checking out around the state.

One of a Kind Museums Around Georgia

Girl Scouts Museum - Savannah

Have a little Girl Scout in your life? Then a trip to Savannah Georgia to visit the first headquarters of the Girl Scouts is in order. There are guided tours, a film on the history and troop activities that can be enjoyed while you are there. Savannah is a great town for a getaway so there will be lots to do once you get to know more about the Girl Scouts.

Uncle Remus Museum - Eatonton

While Uncle Remus is a made-up character, he is significant in the preservation of African folklores as told by slaves living on the plantation where the inspiration for Uncle Remus comes from. Joel Chandler Harris who worked as an apprentice on the plantation and befriended many of the salves working there. Through his time there and his later work, Uncle Remus (a rabbit) was born. Fun fact, the heralded Wren's Nest is the home of Joel that was gifted to the city by his wife after his passing. You can find history about him plus lively literary events there too.

Waffle House Museum - Decatur

Anyone that knows Georgia knows about the Waffle House. But did you know there is a Waffle House museum here too? The Waffle House Museum is housed in a former active WH restaurant in Decatur, Georgia. It features original details and memorabilia. The museum is only open two days each week but it is free so call to schedule a visit.

Lunch Box Museum - Columbus

Who doesn't love a classic lunchbox. There is a museum that is focused on nothing but lunch boxes in all their shapes and forms. The collection features more than 400 lunchboxes from over a 30-year period.

Babyland General Hospital - Helen

Helen is a great travel destination in Georgia featuring beautiful mountain activities, vineyards and history. But if you are traveling with little ones a trip to the Babyland General Hospital the birthplace of Cabbage Patch Kids is the perfect stop on your journey. Who doesn't love a Cabbage Patch Kid? While general hospital is a great place to shop for a new Cabbage Patch, kids (and adults) will love the nostalgia when they get to view the first Cabbage Patch dolls, the birth of a Cabbage Patch and learn the history behind the company. Admission is free, but you will surely want to have money on hand to buy one or more of these dolls.

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