Robert Toombs House Historic Site

Robert Toombs House Historic Site
Historic Site 706-678-2226

This property is managed by Wilkes County.
A legend in his own time, Robert Toombs was a successful planter and lawyer who led a turbulent career as state legislator, U.S. Congressman and Senator. “Defend yourselves; the enemy is at your door...!” thundered Toombs from the Senate floor on January 24, 1860. The following year, Georgia seceded from the Union and Toombs personified the South by evolving from conservative Unionist to fire-breathing secessionist. After serving just five months as Confederate Secretary of State, he resigned to serve as brigadier general in the Army of Northern Virginia.

In 1870, as the Reconstruction Era drew to a close in Georgia, Toombs felt that Georgia should live under a constitution of her own making. His last service to Georgia citizens was helping create the Constitution of 1877, which was not amended until 1945. Visitors are welcome to tour the house and grounds, and view exhibits and displays.
Note: Robert Toombs House Historic Site has no reservable facilities.

Historic Site Hours:

Tuesday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tours from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day.

Historic Site Admission:

- Adults (18+): $5.00
- Youth (6–12): $3.00
- Youth (3–5): $1.00
Group rates available with advance notice.


• House Museum
• Picnic Area
• Bus Parking

Things To Do & See:

• Educational Programs
• Museum Exhibits
• Self-Guided Garden Tour
• Customized Tours — reservations required

Nearby Attractions:

A.H. Stephens State Park
• Callaway Plantation
Elijah Clark State Park
Georgia's Classic South
• Hickory Hill
• Historic Washington, GA
Mistletoe State Park
• Washington-Wilkes Museum

Robert Toombs House Historic Site
216 East Robert Toombs Avenue
Washington, GA 30673
Wilkes County

GPS Coordinates:

N 33.735833 | W -082.734500
Located at 216 East Robert Toombs Avenue in Washington.

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Robert Toombs House Historic Site
216 East Robert Toombs Avenue
Washington, GA 30673 View Details

Robert Toombs House Historic Site