Georgia has a diverse museum scene, with some unique places to visit right here in South Georgia. Interested in seeing a new exhibit? Or maybe you're just looking for something to get you out of the house this weekend? Either way, here are several South Georgia museums that are free and worth a visit.
National Infantry Museum
The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center opened in 2009 with one guiding mission: to honor the legacy and valor of the U.S. Army Infantryman.
It preserves and displays one of the greatest collections of military artifacts in the world, with 190,000 square feet of galleries standing on a 200-acre tract just outside the United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE), the home of the Infantry and Armor schools, as well as Ranger School, Officer Candidate School, and Airborne School.
Tuesday-Saturday: 9am – 5pm;
Sunday: 11am- 5pm
Closed Monday (except federal holidays)
Museum of Aviation
Just outside of Warner Robins and near Robins Air Force Base is the second-largest aerospace museum of the US Air Force! The museum has over 90 aircraft and missiles on display. The museum tells the story of aviation events from World War II to the present.
Open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Global Village and Discovery Center
At the Global Village and Discovery Center, you can learn how Habitat for Humanity International works with families to build strength, stability and self-reliance. The village is a unique way to see Habitat houses from around the world without leaving beautiful Southwest Georgia!
Open Monday through Friday year round and on Saturdays from March 3 – November 17
Georgia State Cotton Museum
Cotton has been a way of life for many centuries and stands to remain a major part of our culture and commerce. The Georgia State Cotton Museum shows you how much work it takes to produce this vital commodity!
Open Thursday – Saturday
While you’re in Vienna, check out the murals downtown depicting the city’s history!
Thronateeska Heritage Center
Thronateeska Heritage Center includes a history museum, science museum, and a rail car display. The museum even has a full dome HD planetarium, the first in the world of its kind! The museum facilities are housed in historic structures and new construction designed to reflect and retain the railroad heritage of the area.
Fun fact: The museum is located on Albany’s last brick street!
Open Thursday through Saturday
Note: There is a charge for planetarium shows.
Andersonville National Historic Site
The site of a Civil War stockade, Andersonville National Historic Site pays tribute to all American prisoners of war. The park includes the National Prisoner of War Museum, the site of the Andersonville prison, and the Andersonville National Cemetery.
Open daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.