Step Back Into History

Uniquely historic Meadow Garden shares the story of George Walton, Georgia signer of the Declaration of Independence, by preserving America’s irreplaceable heritage, celebrating the contributions of all patriots, and educating and inspiring future generations.

Meadow Garden has been open to the public since 1901 and 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.


Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

By Appointment


Geo Walton 1778
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.
Declaration of Independence

Orphan to Patriot

Orphaned at a young age, George Walton first apprenticed as a carpenter. However, he soon educated himself and then apprenticed with a lawyer.

At just 26 years old, he was one of the youngest men to sign the Declaration of Independence. He fought in the Revolution, was injured in battle, and was captured by the British as a Prisoner of War. His wife, Dorothy Camber Walton was also held captive by the British during the Revolution.

During his life, George Walton was twice governor of Georgia and three times chief justice of Georgia, a circuit court judge, and a U.S. Senator.

Plan Your Visit

Meadow Garden Warping Wheel
House Tours
Meadow Garden Tea Cup
Group Tours
Meadow Garden Andirons
Field Trips

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Opening Day at Meadow Garden

On November 21, 1901, Meadow Garden opened as a historic house museum. Visit to learn about the impact that American women have on historic sites.

Meadow Garden Drawing

Since 2018, the Meadow Garden Plan for Preservation and Restoration has guided the work on the house. See how we look into the past to preserve this historic site for future generations.


The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a women’s service organization dedicated to historic preservation, education, and patriotism.

Our Continuing Commitment to Equality

As an organization committed to historic preservation, education, and patriotism, we know that examining history helps us to better understand our nation’s long struggle to provide equality, justice, and humanity for all Americans. Find out more about GSSDAR’s guiding principles …