The Tifton Terminal Railway Museum was established in 2000 to preserve and research information about the importance of the railroad to the early history of Tifton. The museum is open Thursday and Friday from 12 PM to 5 PM, and 8 AM to 3 PM on Saturday.
the tift county courthouse is an interesting example of beaux arts classical architecture. the courthouse was built in 1912. tift county is named after nelson tift, the uncle of henry harding tift who was the founder of tifton.
tifton is home to the agrirama which is georgia's museum of agriculture. on display is a collection of 1870's south georgia farm buildings, henry harding tift's home, and the museum of georgia agriculture. located just off I-75 it is an interesting place to learn about south georgia history. pictured is the tifton welcome center at the entrance to agrirama,
This would have been a great place to visit. It was on our itinerary and we arrived there early Monday, expecting to spend 3-4 hours. Surprise, surprise, surprise.... they are officially closed on Mondays (all Mondays.... and I see now in 2007 they have decided to close all Sundays too).
So we got to see the entrance way and the outsides of a few of the buildings from the gated roadway and we were allowed into the gift shop to get a souvenier. (the kind lady in the office said "since you came all this way I can't send you away empty handed").
Next time we are through that part of Georgia, we will be sure it is not a Monday and that we have plenty of film in the camera.
From the brochure which we kept since 2003:
"When you visit the historic Agrirama, you journey back to another time, and for a little while, enjoy exploring a different and more peaceful world. Discover the 19th century living history museum with its two working farmsteads, cotton gin, sawmill, grist mill, print shop, drug store Masonic lodge, Victorian home, steam train, and country store. Costumed interpreters share Georgia's rural heritage with visitors." (and we intend to enjoy all of that).
Admission is less than $10.
The Tift County Courthouse was built in 1912-13 using the Beaux Arts Classic style of architecture. It was designed by W.A. Edwards.
pictured is one of numerous historic 19th century homes in downtown tifton. downtown tifton is a nice place to walk around and see interesting examples of old georgia architecture.
located in tifton's old train depot is the atlantic coastline artists station. this art gallery hosts collections of local tifton artists. an interesting place to visit when in downtown tifton.
the tifton museum is housed in a 1900 brick romanesque church. the tifton museum hosts changing collections of paintings and decorative arts. an interesting place to visit when in tifton.