Who We Are
This Old Farmhouse GA Inc. is a historic farm homestead museum and cultural center. We offer a relaxing place to learn more about southern farming in the turn of the century. We conduct educational tours which:
- Demonstrate 1920s farmhouse living.
- Identifies authentic outbuildings and their usage in farm living.
- Educates public in history, conservation and land stewardship.
- Encourages the growth of new farmers and the production of heirloom fruits and vegetables.
What We Do
Our goals are to interpret early West Georgia farming history and practices through the lens of tenant farmers, sharecroppers and small-scale landowners. We strive to educate inner city and suburban youth regarding farming and encourage them to become farmers.
We support and promote agricultural and historical efforts. We recruit volunteers in under-served areas, schools and organizations, where diversity abounds, to train farmers, conduct tours, classes
and support the museum operations.
Our Founder's Inspiration
I once heard someone say "a people without knowledge of past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots". Our mission was to go back to the origin, uncover the knowledge of our past history & hold steadfast to our cultural standing, nurturing the roots of our flourishing tree.
Herbert “Granpa” Vernon, of Birmingham, Alabama, maintained and cultivated a garden most of his life. Each year during the holidays, he doled out “care packages” of frozen vegetables from the garden. Each of his five children’s families received enough vegetables, jams and preserves to significantly....
Our Latest News
Come experience daily life at the farmhouse with the, “This Old Farmhouse GA” blog. Explore topics related to traditional farming and learn about our extensive cultural homesteading classes. Experience self-sufficient living, one day at a time.
Visit our gift shop at This Old Farmhouse GA, Inc. Our products reflect individualism of the world around us. Many of our items have beneficial aesthetic properties but they are sure to become some of your household staples.
This Old Farmhouse GA Museum was designed to be a space for anyone who has a desire to live self-sufficiently. Gain the knowledge and skills that you'll need to establish your own homestead through practical instructions, lectures and demonstrations.
We feature instructors that teach traditional crafts, homesteading and culinary skills.
17205 US - 27
Franklin, GA 30217
Phone: (678) 853-9056