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Historic Westville

Columbus, GA

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Address: 3557 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus, GA 31903 How do we get there? Number: 706-940-0057
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About this activity

Kids, we know you LOVE the history books, but do you know one thing that's better then reading about history?

Living it!

Historic Westville is a living history museum which will transport you back to a west Georgia village, how it was in 1850 (warning kids, it might be slightly different to what you are used to today!)

Historic Westville was created so that families just like yours can experience a community in which your ancestors lived in the middle of the nineteenth century.

As you explore, you'll be amazed at the 30 plus Westville has over 30 authentically furnished pre-Civil War buildings that will really make you feel you are living over 150 years ago, including homes, general stores, churches, a courthouse and even a school.

Kids can get those imaginations flowing as they roam around the Pioneer Village, and learn exactly what the Antebellum Period was. They can see a blacksmith in action, as well as a print shop, and even see who 19th century boots were made!

Don't miss talking to the "townspeople" who are all in 1850s dress - you can talk with them about life in the old days and ask all the questions you want! 

What's also great about Historic Westville, is that regular admission includes a character guided tour, so you really can just absorb everything that's around you, and build that complete picture of what life would have been like in another century.

Kids, are you ready to step back in time over 150 years, and experience Georgia life from a whole different perspective?

Historic Westville is waiting for YOU!

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How much does it cost?






$5 (K thru 12)



$8 for college with ID / Military / Senior


Free Under

5 years


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Historic Westville FAQ’s

The public restroom has a changing station.

Their Kiser House restaurant serves a limited menu of hamburgers, hotdogs, and other sandwiches, soft drinks, and snacks.

Westville is an 1850s living history museum village. In the summer it is hot and humid. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as the primary way to visit is on foot. In July and August the gnats are out and will pester you. Bring insect repellent or you may pick up some individual packs in our museum store.

The museum store has a variety of items to pick up as memories of your visit, from crafts and items made by Westville interpreters - brooms, quilts, soap, candles, and wood and iron items and more!

Westville has a wide array of educational programs for schools, including age-appropriate field trips which you can personalize to fit the needs of your students!

The public restroom has a changing station.

Most of the historic buildings have ramps to help those needing extra help to enter and enjoy the facilities. They have one electric scooter available free of charge, but on a first-come-first-served basis. Call ahead to reserve the scooter. Also, they have sandy streets and it is very difficult for wheelchairs to negotiate - the narrow wheels get bogged down in many places. On Saturdays we they have a mule wagon that can carry guests on an overview of the village.

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