February 2023 by Scott Taylor
I don't work here so I think I can honestly say this. Stop expecting Disney world out of Westerville. If that's what you want spend $4000 dollars and go to Florida. Stop complaining about the grass. In the time they are trying to show you, a sling blade, sickle, or live stock was used to mow the grass. They don't take in enough to pay people to use a sling blade and you're going to complain about the mess live stock leave behind. If you think they charge to much, drive down any brick road in Georgia and you will see History. But don't blame anyone if you get car jacked. Westerville is a safe place to see History. As far as staff, it's a hit or miss if they are going to have the staffing the day you go. So don't judge them by the first visit. Last note, It's not Six Flags of Georgia either. It's about History.
November 2022 by Valerie Guiseppe
Pleasing temperatures today made for a delightful visit especially with Ethel in the general store! She was very knowledgeable and gracious with her time and attention. This hidden gem of a historic community is the best kept secret in the area. Thank you for keeping history alive.
September 2022 by Ashley Ashbaugh
What an amazing place!! All the interpreters we talked to were so kind and patient. Ms. Ethel at the general store was a stand out! What an incredibly educated, kind, and patient lady. She answered all our questions no matter how silly or nuanced. The building are gorgeous and very well maintained. You can absolutely tell that this is a facility that is run with a lot of care and heart. 10/10 would recommend, and next time we visit Georgia we are for sure stopping by again.
July 2022 by Johanna Santana
We had an amazing experience. All staff are very kind and friendly but we have to mention Ms. Effel, don't know if I spelled it correctly but she is the attendant at the General Store. She is one of the sweetest person we ever met. So kind and very knowledgeable about the history of the general store. A place to visit again.
July 2022 by Reed Markee
Historically fascinating to walk through. Some buildings have volunteers in time period dress that discuss the history and function of their building. Westville moved recently from Lumpkin so they are still working on it.
June 2022 by Cody Gulledge
Great interpreters! They readily shared information. Ethel, at the general store, was so patient with our 5 year old and made the information easy for her to understand. We enjoyed our experience and had a great time.
June 2022 by Ashley Nix
It was hot, however that add to the real experience of what it would have been like to live in colonial days. Glad I took my kids to experience and learn about the history of our country.
May 2022 by Connie Sawyer
The people working were very knowledgeable. But, the village was not in full operation. When it was in Lumpkin, they were making candles, gingerbread, and lemonade. I look forward when it will be going full force.
March 2022 by Shubham R
It's like walking back in the nineteenth century. Would definitely recommend checking this place out. The Singer boat shop and house, court room, general store are very well maintained. They have done a great job preserving the history!
March 2022 by Carol Johnston
We had a great field trip. We took 36 special needs students to see what it was like long long ago. The staff was very helpful and patient with our crew. They were mindful of students who don't like loud noises. They made sure those that needed to touch as well as see things were able to do so at the same time protecting the things that didn't need to be touched. They took time for our crew to understand what they were talking about. One of our best field trips to date. We will be going again next year.
February 2022 by Kathy Gannaway
A great experience. We were able to tour historic buildings. All buildings were handicapped accessible. They were filled with authentic pieces of history. There is a path to go down to reach the “town”, but they did have golf carts available if one needed assistance to go down. The volunteers were very informative, and very friendly. They were well studied on the history of the homes and the area. Highly recommend.
July 2021 by Lewis Settlage
Great reenactors displaying skills at cotton, material, blacksmith, general store. Buildings from 1800 to 1850s moved here. Authentic crafts. Need more reenactors
June 2021 by Lamar Barrington
Great historical site. Make sure you look it up and find out if they are having an event. The wood worker, the Potter, and one person telling the information on 2 of the buildings were there this weekend. They were excellent and had a GREAT amount of information on the area. All of the buildings have not arrived, but it is worth stopping.
June 2021 by Sam L.
Visited on a hot Saturday in June with my mom! Tickets cost $10 a person, with discounts available for seniors, students, EBT, military, etc. It's a neat living museum with houses and furniture that are over a hundred years old (1840-1860s). Note that with COVID, they are limiting how many people can be in a building at a time, and ask that you wear a mask indoors (outside is free game.) Buildings aren't air conditioned and it's a lot of walking outside, so be prepared! Although they do have nice bathrooms and drinking fountains. The people working here made the trip; they were all super informative and passionate. Those discussing aforementioned hobbies are pretty much professional at it, so it was awesome to hear and see them talking about their craft! There's an audio tour available if you don't want to interact with people, and signage around to read a little about the history of the space. There's a cute little gift shop with some handmade, quaint pieces, and when we went there were some vendors selling lemonade, shaved ice, and BBQ fare. If I had one qualm, I think it'd be that it would have been interesting to hear a little more about more national events (i.e. that war that took place sometime in the 1860s....) and I feel like they glossed over slavery a bit- granted an ugly part of Southern history, but important to visibly confront and decry imo. If you're into history, antiques, hobbies like blacksmithing or shoemaking, or old old South, this is the spot for you!
October 2020 by Dani C.
Great place to go back in time. So much fun to explore. The people that work here make the experience. It's easy to tell they love to teach and care about this place. You get to go back in time to see how the blacksmith and woodworker functioned, tour the old buildings and learn their stories. It's just a great time.