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Meadow Garden will be temporarily closed to limit the health concerns related to COVID-19.

Out of concern for our employees, volunteers, and patrons, Meadow Garden will be closed effective March 17th, 2020, until further notice. If you have any questions, please direct all inquiries to director@histroicmeadowgarden.org.  Thank you and stay safe.

Meadow Garden

Built in 1791, Meadow Garden was the home of George Walton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The historic house has been a part of four centuries and connects modern visitors to this man who played a vital role in the founding of our country.

Open to the public continuously since 1901; Meadow Garden is one of the oldest house museums in the United States. The property is a National Historic Landmark, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is also a contributing property within the Augusta Canal Industrial National Register Historic District.

“ We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

George Walton

George Walton

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

At the age of just 26 years old, he was one of the two youngest men to sign the document. In addition to serving in the Continental Congress and signing the Declaration, George Walton led a distinguished career, serving in all three branches of government and the military. Find out more …

The Georgia State Society has been awarded the Georgia Trust’s “Excellence in Stewardship” award

This award recognizes more than a century of stewardship, as well as significant projects recently completed as part of our Meadow Garden Preservation and Restoration Plan. Read more about the award …

2020 Excellence in Stewardship Award

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