Historic Westville

Through its buildings, artifacts, and personal stories, Historic Westville enables groups to learn about the South’s past through experience and observation. Step back in time to the 19th century, and learn to make connections to the 21st century at Historic Westville. Learn about 19th century life through programs that allow campers to see the world through the eyes of a child in Westville with programs focusing on German immigrant Alice Singer, enslaved girl Elizabeth, or merchant apprentice Jacob McCoy. Historic Westville offers three different tours, concentrating on different cultures, socio-economic levels, and activities, which can be combined. 

Contact Info
Address: 9294 Singer Pond Road, Lumpkin, GA 31815. Stewart County. Tel: 888-733-1850. Website: www.westville.org.  Hrs: Thu.-Sat. 10AM-5PM. 

Trip Info
Grade Level: Pre-K-8th. Activity Type: Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Living History Centers Fun Facts

American breakfast wasn’t always bacon, eggs, and orange juice. In colonial times, the typical child would eat a breakfast of cornmeal mush that had been cooked all night over embers.

Campers will have fun learning about the seasonal tasks and the way of life at colonial interpretive farms, villages and forts. Many have costumed guides who campers can observe to learn how children and adults lived. Many offer hands on activities such as candle making, ice-cream making, churning butter, quilting and more.

Campers can record how long various tasks took, and compare them to how long these tasks take to complete today.