Step back in time before the invention of the Internet, television or toasters with Westville, the living history museum located in Lumpkin, Ga. This peaceful town symbolizes a time of simpler living — where butter and soap were handmade, food was locally grown and there was only one doctor in town.
Perhaps you don’t want to go back to the days of hand-washing all of your dirty laundry, but you’ll definitely have a relaxing and educational experience at Westville. Learn about the everyday lives of ordinary people during the 1850s, the work they did, and their church activities and compare it to your own life.
Think back to how you would live if you were alive during this time. Would you be a blacksmith, a mother hemming her children’s Sunday school clothes, a hard laborer, a candlestick maker?
And before you leave — if you want to take a piece of Westville with you — don’t forget to stop by the gift store for homemade items.
Tour One: “History and Origin” — Begins near the Singer Gates Tour Two: “Cotton and Slavery” — Begins at the Climax Church" Tour Three: “Business, Transportation and Farms” -— Begins at the Blacksmith Shop
Times and dates
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day and Easter.
Toll free: 888-733-1850 Local: 229-838-6310 www.westville.org 9294 Singer Pond Road Lumpkin, GA 31815
Adults $10 Seniors (65 and older) $8 Military & college students (with ID) $8 Children K to 12th grade $5 Children of Pre-K age free