Admissions & Hours

Admission

Georgia Writers Museum is free to the public.

We rely on donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations to support our on-going public programming. Please consider becoming a member or making a tax-deductible gift to Georgia Writers Museum.

FREE Admission

Hours

Thursday & Friday   10-5

Saturday                  10-3

Sunday-Wednesday, By Appointment Only

Schedule A Tour

For tours between Sunday and Wednesday or Groups of 10 or more: Please fill out the form below, and a member of GWM will contact you shortly.

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Directions

Are you ready for a break from golfing, tennis and the lake?  Feel the need for a little educational enrichment?  Jump in the car and head west on GA-44 for a scant 14 miles.  Turn right onto S. Jefferson Ave and Georgia Writers Museum will be on your right in just 300 ft.  Welcome to a step back in time!

Escape from the Atlanta congestion and take a short one-hour drive to Eatonton.  Take I-20 from the east side of I-285 and travel 45.6 miles to Exit 114 (Historic Madison, GA).  Turn right onto US-441 for 17.6 miles through some beautiful rolling farming country until you reach N. Jefferson Ave/Madison Rd.  Take a left and 1.5 miles later you will arrive, and Georgia Writers Museum will be on your left.  Welcome!

Have you just dropped off or visited your kids at Georgia College & State University? Perhaps you’re a student at GCSU and want a little break?  Head to Eatonton.   There are a couple of routes, but this is by far the most scenic.  Take GA-212 W to US-129 N/Gray Rd SW in Putnam County for 15.5 miles.  Continue on Gray Rd SW to Eatonton.  Continue straight to say on S Jefferson Ave and Georgia Writers Museum will be on the right.  Welcome! We hope you brought some friends!

Head east on I-16E and use the right 2 lanes to take exit 1A for U.S. 23 S/U.S. 129 N/GA-49 N.  Take a left and go 6 miles to the Gray Bypass to US-129N.  Turn left onto US-129N and in 21.5 miles, take Oak St for 2.3 miles and Oak St will eventually change to S. Jefferson Ave.  Georgia Writers Museum will be on your right.  Enjoy!

The Classic City has much to offer, but if you want to step back in time, head down to Eatonton. It’s only an hour drive and a straight shot down US-129/US-441 S.  From the Athens bypass take Exit 4A for US-129/US-441 S for 55.6 miles, and then take a left onto N. Jefferson Ave/Madison Rd. Continue on N. Jefferson Ave for 1.5 miles (it will turn into S. Jefferson) and the Georgia Writers Museum is on your left.  You have arrived!

We’re only about a 1 ½ hour drive from downtown Augusta.  Take I-20 W to GA-44 W in Greene County. Take exit 130 from I-20 W and turn left.  You’ll then drive a short 20 miles and you will arrive in Eatonton.  When you get to the town square, take a right and Georgia Writers Museum is on your right in 300 feet.  Take a deep breath and take in the beautiful small town.

Make it a Day Trip!

Amanda Vining photo

Amanda holds a BS in Biology from Georgia College & State University. She began her career as an educator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. After leaving the DNR, Amanda became a formal educator with Baldwin County School System and Jasper County School System. Amanda began her museum career at the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) in Macon, Georgia, where she served as Curator of Environmental Science
(2011-2020). While at MAS, Amanda developed a love for sharing the world around us with the many students who visited on school field trips. During her time as Curator of Environmental Science, Amanda launched a storytime
program for preschool children.

Since 2020, Amanda has been serving Georgia Writers Museum as a volunteer on the Education Committee. Amanda has brought her love of sharing stories with students by launching Peaches’ Reading Pasture. As Museum Manager, Amanda looks forward to serving the community and helping to inspire those within our community to put words to paper and share their stories.

Amanda was born and raised in nearby Shady Dale, Georgia. Her husband, Rodney, is a native of Eatonton, and they currently reside in Putnam County. They have three children.