Wander through the scenic beauty or step into the past by visiting one of the many historic sites in Watkinsville. The Eagle Tavern Museum, built circa 1801, reveals daily life in frontier Georgia as the center of political and social movements in the area during the 1800s. The Elder Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1897 by Nathaniel Richardson, is located 5 miles south of Downtown Watkinsville and still carries traffic over its wooden trusses. Immerse yourself in the history and influence of the Ashford family with an overnight stay at the Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast. Here you’ll experience the classic south in an 1893 Victorian home and take in eclectic décor and lush gardens.
History isn’t all that they have to offer. Watkinsville—affectionately known as the Artland of Georgia for having more artists per capita than any other city in the state—is home to numerous artists, art galleries, museums, and events. Experience the ultimate art experience in Watkinsville by shopping galleries, viewing exhibits, touring studios, witnessing demonstrations, and creating art. The largest pottery show in the state, and arguably the Southeast, is hosted in Watkinsville annually. Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational displays and sells thousands of pottery pieces, and hosts gallery talks, pottery demonstrations, and workshops throughout the three-week event.
Whether you’re taking a leisurely stroll in Downtown Watkinsville, roaming through the many art galleries and specialty shops the city offers, or exploring the area’s antique trail, there is so much to see and do.