Sheilds-Ethridge Heritage Farm

At the Sheilds-Ethridge Heritage Farm, campers will have the opportunity to visit 200 years of living history. Trips can be customized, from thematic tours and hands-on activities, to in-depth study of a certain topic, there is lots to learn about Georgia history at the farm. Visit the teacher’s house, schoolhouse, gristmill, and watch the blacksmith make something pretty to see how the process works. Groups will receive a demonstration of living, learning, and working during their entertaining visit. 

Contact Info:
Address: 2355 Ethridge Road, Jefferson, GA 30549. Jackson County. Tel: 706-367-2949. Website: Hrs: April-October, Mon.-Thu. 8:30AM-4:30PM. 

Trip Info:
Grade Level: K-12. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee/Free. 

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.