A Slice of History in North Georgia Mountains

Cozy historic cottage surrounded by trees and a white picket fence.

Once dubbed, “The Little Pink Cottage,” Clarkesville’s Maudlin House and Gardens is a crown jewel of north Georgia. The property, listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, was built in the late nineteenth century as a home for A.M. Maudlin and his wife. It was later passed down to Maudlin’s son Oscar, and a millinery shop was added for his wife Margaret who created and sold hats. 

The property has undergone changes over the course of its history, but until 1990 it had remained occupied by the descendants of the original owners. When it was deeded to the city of Clarkesville, it served as the Chamber of Commerce and then later as the Visitor’s Center*.

Now you can explore the historic buildings and the grounds free of charge. The property includes an antique hat and clothing museum as well as carefully curated gardens. The grounds are bursting with all kinds of foliage, including rare plants, a koi pond, and winding brick pathways. In fact, Explore Georgia considers it a must-see on their North Georgia Garden Trail

If you can’t get enough of local history, be sure to include the Historic Downtown Clarkesville Walking Tour on your itinerary. The Maudlin House is the first stop out of nineteen notable cites around town. And when you need a lunch break, head over to Washington Street for a couple of our favorite restaurants, The Attic and Harvest Haversham.

When you’re ready to return to modern comforts, you know Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa will be ready to pamper you!

Book a room online or call 706-878-5055 today!

Historic cabin surrounded by wildflowers, trees, and a fence.