Georgia's Old Capital Museum has relocated to the former Central State Hospital campus in Milledgeville, Georgia. The Museum offices and meeting rooms are in the beautifully remodeled “Just Imagine Cottage.” Our new name, Georgia’s Old Capital Museum at The Depot reflects our goal to renovate the 13,000 square foot historic train depot adjacent to the Cottage for Exhibits, Theater, Community Venue, Depot Diner, and Bookstore/ Gift Shop.
Please note--The Museum owns and operates the historic Brown-Stetson-Sanford House in downtown Milledgeville. Contact us for information on tours and rental of this beautiful museum house for your next meeting or event.
Our Museum is an integral part of the City of Milledgeville, Baldwin County and State of Georgia’s commitment to preserving Georgia’s rich history that dates back to 10,000 BC. Since its founding in 2004, the mission of Georgia's Old Capital Museum Society, Inc., is to identify, interpret, preserve, and communicate the historic, artistic and cultural heritage of Milledgeville, Baldwin County, and the Oconee River basin through its museums and educational programs. Shown right, students visiting the Brown/Stetson-Sanford house for the "War Comes to the Capital" tour in conjunction with their study of GA history. More than 2,000 4th, 5th and 8th graders take field trips to this historic building every year.
Our History of Service to Our Community and the State of Georgia:
1999, Georgia’s Antebellum Capitol Museum Society (GACMS) was established with the goal of building a museum of regional history on the ground floor of the Old Capitol Building in Milledgeville, GA.
2003, the Old Capital Historical Society merged with GACMS, and the Museum Society took ownership of the 1825 Brown-Stetson-Sanford House (BSSH) in the Historic District of Milledgeville.
2004, the name was changed to Georgia’s Old Capital Museum Society (GOCMS), to reflect the Museum’s expanded mission and Georgia’s Old Capital Museum opened to the public.
2006-2016, the Museum served over 90,000 visitors with an economic impact on this area of $4,193,482 (2009-2016). Our exhibits that will be moved into the Depot, recount regional history from 10,000 BC through the early twentieth century.
2017, Our Best Year Yet! The Museum moved to its new location at the former Central State Hospital campus, renovated “The Just Imagine Cottage,” and launched the renovation of the Depot building renovation project.
2018, the deconstruction of the interior of The Depot was completed. Our next goal is blueprints for the next phase of the new construction.