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Unique Museums in Georgia

September 16, 2016
This article appeared in the September 2016 issue of the Georgia's Cities newspaper.
National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, Columbus
This 40,000-square-foot facility with the motto “stories you’ll hear nowhere else,” features two original American Civil War military vessels and equipment used by both the Union and Confederate navies. www.portcolumbus.org

National Civil War Naval Museum

Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Porcelain Museum, Fort Valley
This museum features the world’s largest public display of intricate Boehm porcelain sculptures. 478-967-2358
 
Crime and Punishment Museum, Ashburn
From the early 1900s until 1993, this building served as the Turner County jail. Now a museum, visitors can get up close with uniforms and memorabilia. 229-567-9696
 
Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville
At the Booth Western Art Museum guests are invited to see America’s story through contemporary Western art­work, war art, presidential relics and Native American artifacts. This museum houses the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the country. www.boothmuseum.org
 
The Lunch Box Museum, Columbus
The museum is owned by Allen Woodall Jr. and invites visitors to travel back in time with more than 2,000 lunch boxes. This exhibit includes everything from Su­perman to King Kong lunch boxes. 706-332-6378
 
Georgia Rural Telephone Museum, Leslie
Home to the largest collection of antique telephone and telephone memorabilia in the world, the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum showcases collections dating back to 1876. www.grtm.org

Georgia Rural Telephone Museum
 
Uncle Remus Museum, Eatonton
Visitors are invited to fall in love with Uncle Remus sto­ries all over again at this museum. www.uncleremus.com
 
Waffle House Museum, Avondale Estates
This museum is both a restaurant—restored back to its 1955 feel—and a destination for Waffle House memo­rabilia from the past 60 years. www.wafflehouse.com/waffle-house-museum/
 
Are you interested in sharing your city’s unique attrac­tions? If so, send them to Kelli Bennett at kbennett@gma­net.com.
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