Mount Berry

United States



Address:
P.O. Box 490189
Georgia
30149
Phone: 706-368-6789
Website: http://www.berry.edu/oakh

Oak Hill And The Martha Berry Museum

Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum is the 170-acre estate of Berry College founder, Martha Berry. The site includes a house museum, gardens, walking trails and a museum/visitor center that chronicles the history of the Berry Schools.


Permanent Collection

The permanent collection includes artifacts that document the history of the Berry Schools, decorative objects and furnishings in the Oak Hill home (some of which were designed and built by Berry faculty, staff and students). A small but impressive collection of paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists is on permanent display.


Exhibitions

Current exhibits include A Rich Tapestry: The History of Handicrafts at Berry and The Most Charming Spot on Campus...: A History of Roosevelt Cabin.


Previous Exhibitions

Behind the Velvet Ropes: Revelations from Martha Berry's Oak Hill and Erasing the Color Line




Cost

$5.00 (US) for Adults
$3.00 (US) for Students
Children under 6 admitted free of charge.


Opening hours

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Saturday


Getting there

Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum is located near Rome, Georgia. The entrance to our facility is from Veterans Memorial Highway (GA Loop 1) at the intersection of the Martha Berry Highway (US 27). Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum is 75 minutes from both Atlanta and Chattanooga.

From Atlanta (about 1 hour, 20 minutes):
Take I-75 North to Exit 290 (Rome/Canton, Highway 20) and take a left off of exit ramp onto Georgia 20. Travel approximately 2.2 miles to the end of the road. Turn left at the light then take an immediate right on Highway 41 North. Drive 2.8 miles and bear right onto Highway 411 (Rome Exit). Travel 17.3 miles and turn right at light onto the East Rome Bypass (also called Georgia Loop 1). After passing the fifth traffic light, move to the left lane and look for the museum entrance on the left. Enter and follow the road until you come to a fork and bear right. The museum is just ahead on your right.

From Chattanooga (about 1.5 hours):
Take I-75 South to Exit 312 (Highway 53). Travel west through Calhoun to Rome (approximately 25 miles). Turn right onto Georgia Loop 1/Veterans Memorial Highway (Unity Christian School is on the left at this intersection). After passing the second traffic light, move to the left lane and look for the museum entrance on the left. Enter and follow the road until you come to a fork and bear right. The museum is just ahead on your right.

Please park behind the museum.


Facilities

Museum and home are accessible to people with disabilities. Facilities include a gift shop and public restrooms (with baby change station).


Museum internal and external photos (2)

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News and events

Evening Discussions Lecture Series @ 7:00 PM on the third Thursday of every month.

Candles and Carols of Christmases Past on December 7 and 8 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.


Education

Lesson plans and activities are available for student groups upon request.