Sightseeing in Calhoun


Select Local Merchants

  • Harris Arts Center
    For those skilled in the creative arts, Harris Arts Center is home to some of the finest works in Calhoun. Head on over to the in-house restaurant for a delectable meal. This museum welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
    Read More
    212 South Wall Street
    Calhoun, GA US
  • Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel
    In 1848, railway workers embarked on a project to open up trade between the Midwest and East Coast by digging a 1,477-foot tunnel through the base of the Chetoogeta Mountain. Around them, the town of Tunnel Hill sprouted up, as well as Clisby Austin's antebellum-style home, which would go on to serve as a hospital and the headquarters of William Sherman during the Civil War. Train cars eventually outgrew the tunnel, leading to the construction of a larger, parallel tunnel and the retirement of the Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel in 1928. Today, visitors can take a step back in time by walking though the restored tunnel's stone arches or gleaning factual tidbits at the Heritage Center Museum. Civil War reenactments bring the grassy fields to life, as the Federals and Confederates engage in battle and hoop-skirted civilians struggle to stitch up the field's time-space wormhole.
    Read More
    215 Clisby Austin Dr
    Tunnel Hill, GA US
  • Institute For Northwest Georgia History
    For a first-class collection of culture, be sure to check out the work on display at Rome's Institute For Northwest Georgia History. If a bite's all you're after, then you'll want to stop by this museum for a delicious fill of their home-cooked food. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the activities at this museum just as much as their parents do. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
    Read More
    305 Broad St
    Rome, GA US
  • Chieftains Museum
    Major Ridge is a polarizing figure in Cherokee history. He was one of the signers of the Treaty of New Echota, which sold Cherokee lands to the United States in exchange for Oklahoma, and led to the forced Native American migration know as The Trail of Tears. Today, though, Major Ridge's erstwhile home in Georgia is the Chieftains Museum—a site that celebrates Cherokee history and culture at large, not just his controversial contribution to it. Size: Sprawling mansion-sized. Extensions have been added since Major Ridge's tenure there, reflecting key moments in Georgia's architecture history. Key credential: The location has been listed on the National Historic Register since 1973. Eye Catcher: The two-story dogtrot-style log cabin at the core of the house, where Major Ridge lived centuries ago. "Dogtrot-Style" Means: The cabin is really two separate cabins, connected by a breezeway a dog could, hypothetically, trot down, especially if there's a steak at the other end and someone yelling "Here, boy!" In the Giftshop: Visitors can stock up on jewelry, dreamcatchers, and replica arrowheads before they hit the road.
    Read More
    501 Riverside Pkwy. NE
    Rome, GA US

Groupon Guide

Advertisement