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Ashantilly Center

St. Andrews Cemetery Road, Darien, GA 31305
+1 912-437-4473
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Darien Plantation

Historical site and beautiful grounds, shown by locals. We were on a tour and did not get to see... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
Nice place to visit for Christmas

We had a wonderful time visiting Ashantilly Center for theie open house for Christmas. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Lilburn, Georgia
via mobile
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The Ashantilly Center, known as “Old Tabby,” was the mainland home of Thomas Spalding, early Georgia planter, legislator, and McIntosh County landowner. The original home, circa 1820, burned in 1937, and the current house was an ongoing project of the Haynes family. Today, the Ashantilly Center is a non-profit educational and cultural historic site, organized and founded by William G. Haynes, Jr. Mr. Haynes was an artist, small letterpress printer (The Ashantilly Press), and environmentalist. His legacy, the Ashantilly Center, hosts cultural and historic events and workshops.
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St. Andrews Cemetery Road, Darien, GA 31305
+1 912-437-4473
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Historical site and beautiful grounds, shown by locals. We were on a tour and did not get to see the inside of this place.

Thank 15Serene15
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time visiting Ashantilly Center for theie open house for Christmas. Beautiful Historic decorations, wine and snacks and serenaded by Christmas Charolers are sure to get you in the spirit

Thank GaCoGirl
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Although we were simply taking a driving tour, and didn't see the inside, our guides (local folks) were well versed in the history of the location, and it was great to hear the story!

Thank Hari259
Reviewed 19 May 2016

When near Darien, GA this place merits a side trip. Gaining instant historical knowledge is fun when visiting the Ashantilly Center. We were given a tour by Ms. Harriet Langford. She referred to the Board of Directors, but without saying she was the President. This...More

1  Thank Jose A
Reviewed 14 February 2016

It is a great place to visit! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We loved our tour guide, Harriet. She gave us a wonderful tour of the house and print shop. Sara, one of the friendly printing staff, even allowed us...More

1  Thank msrmj
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Our wonderful volunteer guide, Harriet, showed us around this lovely house which was lovingly restored by renowned artist Bill Hanes after it was destroyed by fire in the 1930s. Hanes was a printer who ran the letterpress Ashantilly Press, and his beautiful work is everywhere...More

1  Thank mpuziss
Reviewed 20 May 2015

The older I get the more of a history buff I become. I was told about this place a couple of years ago but only recently knew that I could set up a tour. Harriet, our host, was so wonderful. You can tell she truly...More

2  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Being out off the beaten path and no one around it was a little scary and exciting at the same time. You really feel as though you had stepped back in time.

2  Thank pawleygirl813
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stopped to see this site on our visit to Darien. While we understand the state of the home both because of the gentleman who owned the house and his business and lack of funding for the association we do hope that this historic structure...More

2  Thank scot1ru
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Such a beautiful 'old dame' of a house offering special events from Scotch Whisky tastings to and evening with an author.

1  Thank marshhen1
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28 September 2015|
Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the regular times. I know that someone is usually there and will let you in and show you around if they are. The best is to call ahead of time to set up the tour. That's what we did since we brought a group... More