13 E Main Street
Kingston, Georgia 30145
Contact: Linda Leachman 770-546-3116
Kingston, rich in antebellum history, displays its pride through artifacts, scrapbooks and photographs in two museums maintained by the Kingston Woman’s History Club. The newest museum, The Martha Mulinix Annex, opened in April 1998 and displays material about Kingston and the surrounding area. The Civil War museum portrays Kingston’s role in the Civil War along with memorabilia from past Kingston Confederate Memorial Day Observances (the oldest such ceremony in the nation). Since 1865, Kingston has observed Confederate Memorial Day by honoring the 250 unknown soldiers in the town cemetery (see Events).
It was at Kingston where the last contigent of Confederate Troops east of the Mississippi were pardoned in May 1865. While in Kingston, General Sherman made plans for and awaited approval from General Grant for the March to the Sea. Open Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Other times by appointment. No admission charged, although donations are appreciated.
Directions: Take I-75 Exit 290, go west on GA 20 to US 411 South/US 41 North. Continue north on US 41, then exit on US 411 South toward Rome, Georgia. At the first traffic light on US 411, turn right on Hardin Bridge Road. At the end of the road, turn left on Main Street in Kingston. The museum is located ahead on the right in the park in Historic Kingston.