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Vacation in Milledgeville - Georgia

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Area Overview

Meet Milledgeville, the first Lady of Georgia. Bathed in an intoxicating mixture of magnolia and moonlight, her classic beauty is unsurpassed.

Find an adventure in Milledgeville. If you want to get down, then get downtown! Locally-sourced restaurants, original live music and organic coffee shops are steps away from fascinating museums, impressive art galleries, trendy fashion boutiques and funky antique stores.

Turn off your GPS! Hop on board an authentic trolley and tour historic mansions and museums without a map. Then, relive your glory days with a trip down memory lane through the vibrant Georgia College campus, bustling with electric energy and located right in the heart of downtown Milly.

Just like every true southern belle, Milly is full of surprises. If you just want to chill, kayak or canoe on the meandering Oconee River and practice yoga in a pristine park. Hike leisurely along the famous Bartram Trail or book a boat on Lake Sinclair.

Make a date with Milly, downtown after dark. Order a round of craft beers and wood-fired pizza at The Brick and try signature margaritas at Gringo’s local taqueria. Enjoy haute cuisine and sip champagne in a plush wine cellar at Aubri Lane’s. Mix and mingle with martinis and an amusing mix of characters, like professors and professional anglers....or history buffs and history majors. Milly is waiting for your call.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

Milledgeville, Georgia offers visitors a look into the past, a past that is steeped in a rich history, when Milledgeville was the Antebellum Capital of Georgia. Visitors can explore historic gems like the Old Governor's Mansion, part of Milledgeville's Museum District and home to the governors of Georgia from 1838 to 1868, or Andalusia, Flannery O'Connor's Farm. Milledgeville has a scenic location, southeast of Atlanta and northeast of Macon, along the Oconee River. You can relax and enjoy the slower pace of life in Millegeville while soaking in all of the warm southern hospitality. When planning your visit, be sure to plan time to spend on the waters of Lake Sinclair.

Cultural Activities

Beneath the sun-dappled shade of seductive towering oaks, Milledgeville uses feminine wiles to lure travelers to sample her charms. Listen to live bluegrass at Andalusia and make a real connection at Deep Roots Music Festival. Find a new perspective at contemporary art shows and view traditional collections in eclectic galleries. See where Sherman slept at the Old Governor's Mansion and take an African American heritage tour. Enticing guests with impressive architecture, historic haunts, and cultural events, Milly knows how to show you a good time.


Milledgeville beckons travelers with impressive architecture, historic venues, a glistening lake, and an authentic arboretum. Stroll through our perfectly charming downtown, or take a trolley ride!

Amongst the grand Antebellum homes lining the streets of Milledgeville there exists a wealth of cultural opportunities all within walking distance. Follow in Sherman's footsteps at the Old Governor's Mansion or visit Georgia's Old Capital Museum, located in the building where Georgia legislators voted to secede from the Union. Our rich assortment of historic sites, houses and museums provides visitors with a unique ambiance to learn about Milledgeville's days as the state Capital during a fascinating time of our nation's history.

But there is more to the district than just history. Contemporary student artwork and traditional collections add vibrancy and celebrate history in eclectic galleries such as Blackbridge Hall and the John Marlor Arts Center. Sites such as Andalusia provided inspiration for one of America's greatest authors, Flannery O'Connor, and served as the setting for many of her stories and characters.


Milledgeville, Georgia is centrally located in Georgia and between major communities. Milledgeville is south of Athens, north of Macon, west of Augusta and east of Atlanta.

The closest international airport to Milledgeville is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), in Atlanta, Georgia. Milledgeville is an easy 79 mile drive from Atlanta via I-20 E and US-441 S. Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport is one of the largest in the U.S. and offers daily direct flights from most major cities.

Milledgeville is home to the Baldwin County Airport (IATA: MLJ, ICAO: KMLJ, FAA LID: MLJ), a county owned, public use airport in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia. It is located four nautical miles (5 mi, 7 km) north of the central business district of Milledgeville. This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, which categorized it as a general aviation facility. It has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,509 by 99 feet (1,679 x 30 m). Services Provided include: General aviation services, Flight training, Aerial photography/Local aviator, Aviation and jet fuel, Courtesy car, Pilot lounge and supplies.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  32.8  44.6  56.5  5.0 "
 February  34.9  48.0  61.1  4.5 "
 March  41.5  55.2  69.0  5.0 "
 April  47.5  61.9  76.2  3.2 "
 May  56.6  70.0  83.3  3.0 "
 June  65.1  77.3  89.6  3.6 "
 July  69.3  80.8  92.3  4.1 "
 August  68.3  79.6  90.8  4.1 "
 September  62.5  74.2  85.8  3.5 "
 October  49.7  63.4  77.0  2.6 "
 November  41.0  54.5  68.0  3.4 "
 December  34.5  46.9  59.1  3.8 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Milledgeville Georgia is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Macon, 90 miles southeast of Atlanta and 165 miles northwest of Savannah and the coast of Georgia. Milledgeville enjoys four distinct seasons. Temperature in the summer months average between 75 - 80 degrees and temperatures in the winter months average between 45-55 degrees. July is the warmest month in Milledgeville, where temperatures can reach into the lower 90s. January is the coldest month, where temperatures can dip into the 30s. Milledgeville receives about 45-50 inches of rainfall annually, spread evenly throughout the year. March tends to be the wettest month, with an average 5 inches of rainfall.


Hospitality and southern style can be found in Milledgeville. Choose from our selection of hotels, quaint Bed & Breakfast Inns or spacious campgrounds and RV Parks. Whether you would like to relax on a white-columned porch while sipping a glass of ice tea or experience comfortable, inviting accommodations with just the right amount of amenities, we have everything you need! Milledgeville offers most major national hotel brands, including Days Inn, Comfort Inn, Econo Lodge, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn. We have hotels and inns to fit your style and preference.


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