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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.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.735833 | W -082.734500

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

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


  33.735833
Robert Toombs House Historic Site

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Phone
706-678-2226

A Tree of Families
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Robert Toombs House Historic Site
"The Christmas Tree" is a 340-380 year old Red Cedar and is located in the front yard at the Robert Toombs House Historic Site. Living History Performers,"Robert Toombs' Family and Friends", will represent 23 family members who once lived in this home from 1825 until 1925.  $3-$5. 706-678-2226.
Contacts
Marcia Campbell
706-678-2226  Robert Toombs House

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