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Meadow Garden is open for tours by appointment.

We are carefully monitoring the rate of COVID-19 in the CSRA and have been engaged in discussions with local public health experts. Therefore, we are open by appointment only for guided tours. We have also adopted additional procedures for safety.

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Meadow Garden

Meadow Garden welcomes visitors to step into a piece American history at the home of George Walton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The historic house was built in 1791 and has been a part of four centuries. Most importantly, Meadow Garden connects modern visitors to this man who played a vital role in the founding of our country.

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.

“ 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 of Meadow Garden

George Walton

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

George Walton began life very differently from many of our founders. He was orphaned at a young age. He first apprenticed as a carpenter. However, he soon educated himself and then apprenticed as a lawyer. At just 26 years old, his fellow patriots elected to the Continental Congress. He was one of the youngest men to sign the Declaration of Independence. In addition, 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 in addition to 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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