From world-renowned classical musicians to the ballet, from museum exhibitions to revivals of memorable plays and musicals, performing and visual arts offer cultural experiences for every age and interest in Troup County.
Built circa 1853, this impressive antebellum mansion in Greek-Revival style was the home of U.S. Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill. Located near downtown LaGrange, it has been restored and is open to the public for tours.
National Historic Landmark
204 Ben Hill Street
LaGrange, GA 30240
Biblical History Center
Ancient times come alive at this interactive museum of life in biblical lands, through full-scale archaeological reconstructions of real discoveries. Explore Life of the Shepherd, Life of the Farmer, and Life of the Village and see a goat-hair tent, an oasis, sheep folds, Old Testament and Christian period tombs, a first-century village, and many other replicas of ancient life in the Middle East. Enjoy a Roman period meal with foods typical in ancient times. Kids can become young archaeologists in the Kid’s Dig and shepherds during the bread-making experience.
Hills and Dales Estate
This historic estate was the home of textile magnate Fuller E. Callaway Sr. and his family. The estate features the historic Ferrell Gardens created by Sarah Coleman Ferrell in the early 19th century. Completed in 1916, the Callaway home is an Italian villa designed by noted architects Neel Reid and Hal Hentz. Open for tours year-round.
Stonewall Jackson Cemetery & Horace King Gravesite
Some 300 soldiers from the Confederate Army of Tennessee are buried here. Just outside the cemetery are the graves of former slave and master bridge builder Horace King and his son.
West Point Depot
Located along the Chattahoochee River at the juncture of two states, Alabama and Georgia, the West Point Depot and Museum is the historic site for transfer of freight between Montgomery and Atlanta in the late 1800s. Today, the City of West Point operates this completely renovated and restored freight depot as a meeting and entertainment facility.
Wild Animal Safari
Drive through or take a guided bus tour through this 500-acre park with hundreds of wild and exotic species of animals from around the world. Most roam freely and will come up to the vehicle for snacks. After your drive, stroll through Old McDonald’s petting zoo and see other exotics such as monkeys, bears, alligators and tropical birds. The Georgia Wildlife Museum features animal, bird, fish and snake exhibits.