The Civil War in Georgia Commemorating 150 years Civil War Georgia Sesquicentennial

Brown House Museum

Brown House Museum

268 N. Harris St., Sandersville, GA, 31082

Owned by the Washington County Historical Society, this restored historical home built in 1855 is now a museum. Period furniture, artifacts, exhibits of the county's history and way of life are on display. Many area residents' personal historical items can be seen. See a rare photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his personal signature on a penned letter to a Sandersville girl. 

The house was the headquarters of General Sherman in 1864 while on his infamous March to the Sea. He napped here, dined with the family and held staff meetings. The lounge where he napped remains. Civil War memorabilia, Washington County Pottery, the Kaolin Industry and artifacts from the historical Sandersville Old City Cemetery can be viewed by visitors.

 The Brown House Museum  showcases an enlarged exhibit of Civil War items. Some items are unique and usually not seen in a museum. Personal articles, letters written home by soldiers and other significant Civil War items can be seen.