Living History in Effingham County

old effingham3The Living History Site

1002 Pine St.

Springfield, GA 31329



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9-12 Monday

9-1 Tuesday-Friday

(Always call to verify)

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$5 Adult

$4 Senior/Military

$3 Students (6-18)

FREE Under 6/HES Members

The Living History Site is run by the Historic Effingham Society and is located in the old Effingham jail.  It was built in 1934 and it was actively used until 1993.  The Historic Effingham Society converted the old jail to a museum in November 1994.  Since its conversion, the museum has grown from one room to include two floors in the jail as well as the Living History Site which includes ten historic buildings.

The museum houses Revolutionary War, Civil War, and Native American Artifacts.  It also contains a library and research center with over 200 genealogy books, 60 local family genealogies, and a microfilm library.  The microfilm library includes local census records as well as archives of the local newspaper.

Each year, the Historic Effingham Society hosts Olde Effingham Days.  The festival usually takes place mid-April, and this coming year it will fall on April 13, 2019.  The annual festival features live reenactments, music, food, vendors, and children’s activities.

Check them out on FaceBook (Historic Effingham Society @HistoricEffingham) to keep up to date on all the historical happenings in Effingham County.

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