Georgia Agrirama, the State's Living History Museum
The Agrirama, Georgia's Museum of Agriculture and Living History Museum, has been around since July 4th, 1976. It is comprised of five areas: a tradition farm community of the 1870s, an industrial sites complex, a 1890s progressive farmstead, a national peanut complex, and a rural town. The 95 acre site holds over 35 structures that have been fully restored and preserved. Costumed interpreters are also on site to educate tourists about the live-style during that era in Georgia history. The Tift house, or home of the founder of Tifton, is the heart of the property. It is furnished with ornate wallpaper, fine china, Victorian paintings, and a wood burning stove.
The Agrirama is headed by both the Director (James Higgins) and Assistant Director (Johnny Johnson). Together they work to promote the museum and help to continue the education experience of its guests.
Georgia Agrirama, the State's Living History Museum Attractions
The Agrirama features several functioning late-nineteenth-century industrial buildings such as a steam-powered cotton gin, gristmill, sawmill, blacksmith's shop, and a turpentine still. Visitors of the museum can also take a ride on a 1890s logging train, roam a fully stocked barnyard, or partake in annual events like the Folklife Festival, old-fashioned Independence Day celebration, and a Victorian Christmas. Cotton ginning, cotton ginning and various workshops for children are also provided.
The Agrirama also has a volunteer program that allows individuals to help fulfill the museums mission of re-creating Georgia's history. The positions include greeters, office assistants, and a steam train crew.
Contact the Georgia Agrirama, the State's Living History Museum
1392 Whiddon Mill Road
Tifton, Georgia 31793
Toll free: (800) 767-1875
Tuesday through Saturday 9am until 4:30pm
Closed Sunday and Monday and also for Labor Day, Thanksgiving Holidays (Thursday & Friday) and Christmas Break (December 20 - Jan 5)
Email your questions, comments, or suggestions to Director James Higgins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adults - $7.00
Seniors (age 55+) - $6.00
Children (5 - 16) - $4.00
Children 4 and under - FREE (This is the Family rate only, not a group rate)
Train Rides (3rd Saturday of the month) with Admission $2.00 (Children 4 and under Free)
Groups of 20 or more (ADULTS & SENIORS ONLY) - $1.00 off Regular Admission
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