101 Edelweiss Strasse
Helen, GA 30545
Phone: (706) 878-8000
Fax: (706) 878-1231
Arts & Museums
Helen Arts & Heritage Center offers visitors a look at local artists, a craft shop, and a history museum.
Exhibits and artifacts which display and depict the history of this amazing town are displayed at this museum that features changing exhibits throughout the year.
This gallery showcases works of art by local artists, as well as from those from around the state, and has changing exhibits throughout the year.
Timpson Creek Gallery is more than a quintessential art gallery. This elemental showroom in the North Georgia mountains hosts a great collection of folk art by some of the area's most talented artists, and also caters to antique aficionados. Yard sculptures, painted art, rustic furniture, and unique accessories for the home are all featured in an inviting setting.
If your home, cabin, or personal collection is in need of a piece with rustic charm and idyllic beauty, this gallery in the North Georgia mountains is the place to find it. Nestled in a renovated barn, Tallulah Gallery can be found on the breathtaking Tallulah Gorge Scenic Loop, offering views that no doubt inspired many of the works. The gallery features distinctive folk art and paintings in all mediums by regional artists.
A museum of county history, this museum displays exhibits which represent Union County from its founding in 1832 to today. Items from churches, homesteads, schools, and doctor's offices are on display, as well as military memorabilia.
Housed in a courthouse, which is one of the oldest still remaining in the United States, this museum offers visitors a look at the mining history of Georgia. It chronicles the gold rush and the numerous mines that flourished in these parts. Watch a 23 minute film which describes the mining techniques and lifestyles of the prospectors through interviews with members of long time mining families of the area.
Dahlonega Gold Museum is housed in one of the oldest courthouses in the state. Tourists can admire the beautiful architecture of the courthouse and the wooden chapel. This town of Dahlonega is steeped in gold panning heritage and the exhibits, sightseeing and film documentary offered are a reflection of the same.
An hour north of the city in the rolling hills of North Georgia, you'll find this aptly-named gallery on the lazy Main Street of Clayton. A far stretch from the image-conscious attitude of cosmopolitan galleries, Main Street Gallery is in easy harmony with the natural beauty that surrounds it, and the featured art reflects that spirit. Representing well-known and emerging self-taught artists from the Southeast, it also features artisan furniture, pottery and jewelry. This is a perfect spot for those who love modern folk art.
Situated in the green environs of the forests of Mountain City, the Foxfire Museum is all about revisiting the past. This museum and heritage center offers a glimpse of the evolution of America through the ages. With its very basic and simple display in the form of replicas, the museum is the best place to learn about the country's rich past. Popular choice for school visits, the museum is a must visit attraction for one and all. Check the website for further details.