the jarrell plantation historic site is located ten miles south of juliette on US 23. the jarrell plantation was established by john fitz jarrell in 1847. the jarrell plantation is considered one of the best preserved middle class plantations in the southern u.s. prior to the civil war the plantation grew cotton and was farmed by the jarrell family...more
the juliette railroad depot is one of several historic buildings in juliette. downtown juliette has a couple of restaurants and several gift and antique stores. juliette is a interesting place to visit in central georgia. see my juliette travelogue for pictures of juliette's historic buildings.more
the main attraction of juliette is the whistle stop cafe. the cafe was originally a general store built in 1927 and was used as the location of the whistle stop cafe in the film "fried green tomatoes". after the production of the movie the general store was reopened as a cafe. this touristy restaurant serves southern cuisine and of course fried...more
Honeysuckle's is the great little Whistle Stop Cafe alternative for when you've already been there, its too busy or its closed. Honeysuckle's has the great ambience of a friend's living room (albeit - with a bunch of tables) and a comfortable atmosphere!If you're lucky you'll meet some locals! When I was there a great older man roamed around after...more
BRING CASH! There are no ATM's in Juliette and you'll end up on a wild goose chase looking for cash if you don't bring any in and you want to buy something from the Whistle Stop Cafe Gift Shop. Most of the places do take credit card but be safe.
If you find yourself out of cash - its easiest to head back in to Forsyth to the nearest bank.
(Its the South so be VERY AWARE of the weather - sunglasses, suntan lotion, bug repellant, etc. might be things to consider.)
Photo Equipment: Bring a few rolls because all of the little bits from the FGT movie will want to be captured on film! Also bring cash for the stores that don't take it.
If you're coming from Forsyth stay on Juliette Road and turn right AFTER McCrackin street. This will lead you into an area of local homes. Keep your eyes on the water (which you should see) and keep heading that direction (this will take you down tiny roads until you run out of pavement). Soon you may see a sign that says something like "Boat Drop"...more
If you head into Juliette and turn onto McCrackin Street (where all the shops and food stops are) you can keep heading down the road!It appears to end but keep going and you'll turn (with the old Juliette Mill on your left) and keep going. Eventually (maybe a mile) you'll find the church where Reverend Scroggins preached and the little cemetery...more