Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
Historic Site 478-986-5172

NOTICE: Jarrell Plantation is open Thursday-Saturday only.

Nestled in the red clay hills of Georgia, this cotton plantation was owned by a single family for more than 140 years. It survived Gen. Sherman’s “March to the Sea,” typhoid fever, the cotton boll weevil, the advent of steam power and a transition from farming to forestry.

In 1847, John Fitz Jarrell built a simple heart pine house typical of most plantations and made many of the furnishings visitors see today. In 1860, the 600-acre plantation was farmed by 39 slaves. After the Civil War, John increased his land to nearly 1,000 acres farmed by former slaves. As John aged, most workers left and the slave houses deteriorated and disappeared.

After John’s death, his son, Dick Jarrell, gave up teaching to return to the farm, and in 1895, he built a small house for his family that grew to 12 children. Dick diversified the farm, adding a sawmill, cotton gin, gristmill, shingle mill, planer, sugar cane press, syrup evaporator, workshop, barn and outbuildings. In 1974, his descendants donated these buildings to establish Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site.

Hours: Thursday-Saturday / 9AM-5PM
Last tour begins at 4PM.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Historic Site Admission:
- Adults - $6.50
- Seniors (62+) - $6.00
- Youth (6-17) - $4.00
- Child (under 6) - free
Group rates available with advance notice.

    • Museum and Film
    • Plantation Buildings
    • Gift Shop
    • Picnic Area
    • Bus Parking
    • Geocaching


Note: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
View by date
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Come “let off some steam” by blowing the whistle atop the Jarrell Plantation ‘Mill Complex’, a signal used to communicate between Jarrell’s manning different work positions throughout the mill’s. Live steam puts into motion this important provider of mechanical energy in America's past.  $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
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You "Can" Christmas Canning Workshop
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Want to make a one of a kind gift for your loved ones this holiday? Try our Christmas Canning Workshop. Learn the methods of making homemade jellies and take what you make with you. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Please call park office to sign up.  $5. 478-986-5172.
Jarrell Plantation Candlelight Christmas
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 5 PM to 8 PM
Experience an 1890's Christmas at night with natural greenery and homemade decorations while visiting two of the Jarrell Family historic homes. Then warm with spiced cider..  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Story of Wool
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Visit our authentic plantation to witness the entire production of wool cloth including carding, dyeing, spinning and weaving. Enjoy hands-on demonstrations and learn what it takes to go from sheep to shawl.  $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
Family Farm Day
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
The farm comes to life with volunteers demonstrating crafts and chores of the past. See the skills from long ago, such as sewing, blacksmithing, woodstove cooking, gardening, woodworking and many other farm activities.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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Juneteenth Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Celebrate the anniversary of Emancipation with living history farm demonstrations focused on the African American contribution of Georgia agriculture and southern culture. Also enjoy outdoor games and activities as part of National Get Outdoors Day.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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Ol' Time Independence Day
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Put on your red, white and blue, pack a picnic, and spend a day on the farm. Hear the Declaration of Independence at noon and have some ol' time fun with outdoor games, races, and ol' time skill demonstrations.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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Labor Day Folklife Celebration
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
How better to celebrate Labor Day than learning about old time labor? Experience first hand the daily chores needed to run a farm and reward your labors with games and music.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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Battle of Griswoldville Anniversary Commemoration (OFF SITE PROGRAM)
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
This event will take place at Griswoldville Battlefield 30 miles east of Jarrell Plantation. Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman’s March to the Sea in November 1864. The event includes soldier life portrayals and encampments, battlefield tour, and a memorial service at noon. 478-986-5172.
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
711 Jarrell Plantation Rd.
Juliette, GA 31046
Jones County

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.052850 | W -083.723150

Located southeast of Juliette, 18 miles from I-75 Forsyth exit #185 or 18 miles north of Macon exit #171.

Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
711 Jarrell Plantation Rd.
Juliette, GA 31046 View Details

Jarrell Plantation Historic Site

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