The Brown-Stetson-Sanford House
This house matters and This is Why.
The Brown-Stetson-Sanford House is one of the last remaining early inns and taverns in Milledgeville (1825-1850). It was the home of a Civil War soldier and his family (1857-1870), and the family was active in rebuilding Milledgeville during Reconstruction. The BSSH was a renowned restaurant (1951-1966) with a history of its own. The rescue of the house from destruction and the relocation to its present location in 1966 drew attention to the loss of historic architectural treasures in Milledgeville. In addition to providing a civic center, the rescue sparked the local preservation movement and the creation of the Downtown Historic District. More recently, the house has served as a house museum (2012-present) that reflects life in Milledgeville from 1857-1890. Volunteers annually host educational tours for 3,000+ visitors–area residents, organizations, and students, local and from around the world. In addition, the house is a venue for weddings, civic and social club meetings, and GOCHC events and fundraisers.
Will you help preserve it?
Recently, a leaking gutter allowed rainwater to damage two columns on the SE corner of the porch, a sill, and decking on both levels. The cost to repair this damage is $78,000.
The Brown-Stetson-Sanford House is owned and operated by Georgia’s Old Capital Heritage Center at The Depot, Inc. Preserving the house and its extensive collection of historic artifacts is both a privilege and responsibility. As an independent 501(C)(3) private non-profit, GOCHC depends entirely on grants, fundraisers, memberships, and donations for support. The Brown-Stetson-Sanford is a site that matters. Your donation will help repair its beautiful portico and preserve it so it can continue to tell its stories.