Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Robert Toombs House Historic Site
HOURS:  Tours are offered 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  Operated 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.


GPS Coordinates:
N 33.735833 | W -082.734500

Located at 216 East Robert Toombs Avenue in Washington, Ga.

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

Robert Toombs House Historic Site



“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Robert Toombs House Historic Site
This Victorian favorite will capture your heart as Dickens' characters present scenes from Ebenezer Scrooge’s life in each of the house's rooms. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future will present a haunting performance as they guide visitors through the Robert Toombs House.  $8.00 706-678-2226.
Marcia Campbell
706-678-2226  Robert Toombs House

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