Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm

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Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm

Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm
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The Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm is an outdoor, agricultural museum that functions as an educational and interpretative facility in northeast Georgia. It is open From April to October. See website for hours. The Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm Foundation, Inc. was created in 1994 as a non-profit organization established to preserve the existing buildings on the 152 acres.
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TheCovertCritic
Apex, North Carolina423 contributions
Jun. 2020
This was an unusual place unlike most historic sites which are essentially re-creations of what life was believed to be like. There are no guides. There are no fences. There are no updates and modifications. What you see is what is was like before a whole lot of weathering took its toll through the years. Tools are rusting and the buildings have fallen into disrepair which will eventually leave them earth elements. But, for now, imagination and the historical references posted at each building can bring to the history seeker an appreciation of what it must have been like when this site was bustling with farmer's wagons from all around-people shopping at the general store, wheat and corn brought to be ground and sold, children playing or helping their parents, and old men sitting, smoking, and discussing the weather. Although it was good weather during our visit we were the only people looking. You can just drive up, park on the grass and walk around. There is no charge to browse. Across the street is the original home which is not part of the tour and is currently in full time use by the owner, a Shields-Etheridge descendant. Wear closed shoes and respect the site. There is no restroom, no picnic facility, or other modern amenity.
Written 18 June 2020
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Odyssey37618450782
1 contribution
Oct. 2019
Beautiful heritage farm. We rented the historic school house for our daughter’s graduation party...nostalgic. The farm hosts several festival throughout the year that are great experiences.
Written 22 January 2020
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Samantha S
6 contributions
Sep. 2015 • Family
The Farm has an awesome festival each year. Working blacksmiths, basket makers, live music, & more!!
Written 3 August 2016
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Joshua S
Athens, GA115 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Friends
We found ourselves here to locate a geocache and stopped to hang out for an hour or so. This historic farm site has all the old buildings, educational sessions, period equipment, and a wonderful staff to answer any questions you may have. Great for kids!
Written 26 July 2016
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LAURIE S
Buckhannon, WV372 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Family
Great family homestead from 19th century roots. Self guided tour of property includes cotton gin, school teacher's house, barn, blacksmith shop, etc. very educational and worth a few hours of your time on this ga back road.
Written 21 July 2016
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STACY M
Atlanta19 contributions
Jul. 2016 • Family
This farm is one of the best I've ever seen. The beautiful home that once stood on this property is missed greatly. My kids got to experience what life used to be like. It's beautiful and well kept. It's a must visit. My favorite is the old store.
Written 6 July 2016
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Wigleymom2
Winder, Georgia15 contributions
Mar. 2016 • Family
Our home school group had a field trip to this beautiful farm! The history behind the place is amazing. It was built back in the 1800s and has been in the family ever since. All the buildings are located where they were originally built. There is a blacksmith shop, commissary, tractor barn, horse stables, teacher's residence and even a cotton gin! Every third Saturday they have a farmer's market style event that is fun for the whole family and the buildings are open to the public. I highly recommend going and seeing a piece of history.
Written 6 June 2016
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pjkovacich
54 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
Very interesting buildings in a beautiful country setting. It really takes you back in time. I took the self guided tour after studying the farm's very informative website. I arrived about 5 minutes before 3 bus loads of school children but was able to see most of the structures by myself and took some nice pictures. The buildings are close enough ti one another but you can walk through a gate down a dirt road where you'll find a lake and a yet to be restored cabin with an old stove and a wagon wheel hanging from the ceiling. Great place for a picnic.
Written 8 May 2016
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M_from_Atlanta
62 contributions
Feb. 2016 • Couples
We went on a Sunday when it was officially closed but were welcomed to tour the farm and take a look around. This property is absolutely amazing and a must see for anyone with any appreciation for the history of the south in the 1800s and 1900s. I cannot wait to go back.
Written 28 February 2016
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Cynthia B
Jefferson, GA256 contributions
Mar. 2015 • Family
This location only hosts visitors a few times a year. They had every building open, and craftsman skilled in ancient arts, such as chair caning, corn grinding, and more. On display were steam powered tractors, horse drawn wagons, and a 2 room schoolhouse that some living citizens can remember attending!
Written 18 February 2016
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