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We Love Our Hometown

Americus is a picturesque town of 16,000 people. Its rich history and culture are evident in the downtown architecture of the boutique shops, unique restaurants, and Victorian style homes. The town also prides itself in education, as it is home to two institutions of higher learning, Georgia Southwestern State University and South Georgia Technical College. Here, locally roasted coffee is usually in hand, and a friendly face is never far away. 

Explore Historic Americus

Habitat for Humanity Operation Headquarters

121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 

Historic Windsor Hotel

(229) 924-1555
125 W. Lamar St., Americus, GA 

Historic Rylander Theatre

Call the box office for show and tour information: (229) 931-0001
310 W. Lamar St., Americus, GA 

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Plains High School

Open daily from 9am - 5pm
Free admission
300 N. Bond St., Plains, GA

Train Depot Museum

Open daily from 9am - 4:30pm
Free admission
402 Main St., Plains, GA

The Carter Boyhood Farm

Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun: 11:30am - 4pm
Tours begin at 11:30am and 3:30pm
Free admission
402 Old Plains Hwy., Plains, GA

Plains Historic District

402 Old Plains Hwy., Plains, GA

Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail

There are 8 public gardens within the Plains Historic District.
402 Old Plains Hwy., Plains, GA

Andersonville National Historic Site

Andersonville National Cemetery

Open daily from 8am - 5pm
(229) 924-0343
496 Cemetery R., Andersonville, GA

National Prisoner of War Museum

Open daily from 9am - 4:30pm
(229) 924-0343
496 Cemetery R., Andersonville, GA

Camp Sumter/Andersonville Prison

Open daily from 8am - 5pm
(229) 924-0343
496 Cemetery R., Andersonville, GA 

Andersonville Civil War Village

Historic Andersonville

Andersonville, GA

Drummer Boy Civil War Museum

Open daily from 9am - 5pm
(229) 924-2558
109 E. Church St., Andersonville, GA 

Koinonia Farm

Lunch served Mon-Fri at noon.
Tours given by appointment only Mon-Sat at 10am and 1pm.
Visit their website or call for lunch & tour prices.
(877) 738-1741
1324 GA Hwy. 49 South, Americus, GA 

Thirteenth Colony Distillery

305 N. Dudley St., Americus, GA

Wolf Creek Plantation Winery

Tasting room is open Tue-Thu: 11am - 6pm | Fri-Sat: 11am - 9pm
(229) 942-0091
2017 Wolf Creek Dr., Americus, GA  

Mobile Glassblowing Studios

Mon-Fri: 8am - 6pm and by appointment
(229) 352-9988
505 W. Lamar St., Americus, GA  

Providence Canyon State Park

Visitor Center is open Mon-Thu: 9am - 5pm | Fri-Sat: 8am - 5pm
Outdoor Recreation Area is open daily from 7am - 9pm
Reservations: (800) 864-7275
Outdoor Recreation Area: (229) 838-6202
8930 Canyon Rd., Lumpkin, GA 

Georgia Rural Telephone Museum

Mon- Fri: 9am - 3:30pm
(229) 874-4786
135 N. Bailey Ave., Leslie, GA

The University System of Georgia

Georgia Southwestern State University is a member of The University System of Georgia.

The University System of Georgia (USG) is the organizational body that includes 35 public institutions of higher learning in Georgia. The System is governed by the Georgia Board of Regents. It sets goals and dictates general policy to educational institutions as well as administering Public Library Service of the state which includes 58 public library systems. The USG also dispenses public funds (allocated by the state's legislature) to the institutions but not the lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship. The USG is the fourth largest university system in the United States by total student enrollment, with 311,442 students in 35 public institutions. The three larger systems are the University System of Ohio, State University of New York, and California State University.