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good little history museum back home

This place use to be a fort and of course a tavern. It's been around a long time and has a neat... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Augusta, Georgia
A bit of history

Historical stops are always high on our travel priority list, it was an interesting little place... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
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20 Jul 2018
“good little history museum back home”
10 Oct 2018
“Closed during advertised hours”
The Eagle Tavern is one of the earliest surviving structures in Oconee County.The Eagle Tavern was built, we know, by 1801. The Eagle Tavern served primarily as a stagecoach stop (hotel and tavern) and gathering place in the early 1800's. Located on...more
26 N Main St, Watkinsville, GA 30677-2063
+1 706-769-5197
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

We drove an hour round-trip out of our way to visit this highly-recommended museum, only to find that it was closed during the advertised hours. I don't like leaving negative reviews, but wanted to save others from the same disappointment--I'd recommend you call to make...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DanaJ0
VisitOconeeGa, Director at Eagle Tavern Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

DanaJ0, thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am sorry to hear you did not get to visit the museum. The museum is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and most Saturdays for a few hours (staffed by volunteers). During the week you can...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018

This place use to be a fort and of course a tavern. It's been around a long time and has a neat little quick museum to check out. Not bad for a quick stop for history lovers. I've been inside it numerous times over the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank jwmcrazynurse
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a really neat place to see the history about Watkinsville and the tour guide is very southern and friendly as well as knowledgeable.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Letsgouni
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Historical stops are always high on our travel priority list, it was an interesting little place however, you have to make an appointment ahead of time for a tour, we stopped by on a Saturday morning while visiting the Farmer's Market in town, but it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank leannefarman
VisitOconeeGa, Director at Eagle Tavern Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

leannefarman, I am sorry to hear you did not get the chance to tour the Tavern. The museum hours are Monday - Friday 10am-4pm. I do hope that the rest of your time in Watkinsville was enjoyable. Let us know the next time you are...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely old building and well worth the visit. It is very atmospheric and gives you an insight into the history of the area. This must be the oldest building in the area.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our motorcycle group visited the museum on Veterans Day and it was a beautiful cool fall day that went so well with the setting of the house. Our guide did an excellent job( we could tell it was a labor of love) of giving the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Jimmy J
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Eagle Tavern Museum is accessed through the Welcome Center across the street. The lady in the Center was very knowledgeable about the tavern, its structure, and its history. The building exhibits are set up for school groups, but the guide gave us adult information about...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank jjohnjjr
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were touring the Antebellum Trail and called at the visitor centre (which is opposite) they organised a tour for us, Alex was a great guide very knowledgeable and informative he really brought the place to life. No charge but donations requested. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank William L
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Quick, very economical, interesting and historic. History of this museum is shown in the building and items inside. Donations are requested and it is well worth your time and donation.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Skip F
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Not really...but, the sign reads "Ghost Tours" at some point in October. It is quaint and really interesting as a self-guided tour. Let's you see how life on the road was way back when. It was disappointing to visit a real log cabin out back...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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