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Andalusia  
P.O. Box 947
Milledgeville, GA 31059
478-454-4029
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Found about four miles northwest of Milledgeville, Andalusia is a 544-acre estate that includes the 1850s Main House, Hill House, hayfields, pasture, man-made and natural ponds, forests, and Tobler Creek. While living at Andalusia, Flannery O’Connor completed Wise Blood, which was published in 1952. Andalusia is open by appointment or for self-guided "walk-in" tours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Craig Amason
Andalusia is now open every day except Sunday and Wednesday from 10 to 4.
Craig Amason at at 10:07AM, 2011/01/04.
Gary S Dannenbaum
A visit to Andalusia, the home of Flannery O’Connor, is a trip into magic land. After visiting there, one can easily see why Flannery loved it so much and why she was so proficient a writer while living there.
The entryway to Andalusia is inspiring. The scenery is breathtaking and one can easily imagine being a prolific writer while living there. A few feet from the highway, but hidden by gorgeous groves of trees, sits Flannery’s home. It is a fantastic building in and of itself, and the surrounding countryside scenery is amazingly inspiring.
There is no entry fee to the home, but there is a suggested donation of five dollars. Most other celebrity homes I have visited have a set fee just to get into the house.
The interior of the home is relatively the same as when Flannery was working there, and many of the artifacts are the actual ones she used throughout her writing career. Visitors are given a short guided tour of the house and then are encouraged to stick around and inspect the house at their leisure. Several of Flannery’s books are on sale inside the house, along with quite a few other interesting souvenirs.
On the porch there are several huge white rocking chairs where guests are encouraged to sit and meditate or think about whatever it is that they would like to consider. Also, the porch is screened in, so folks don’t have to worry all that much about being annoyed by bugs. There is no requirement for a reason to go and sit on the porch, and certainly no fee. If you happen to be in the area and want a peaceful milieu in which to enjoy some peace and quiet, You are welcome.
When you leave the house and go out into the yard, there are further thrills. For example, when Flannery lived there, she had a collection of peacocks that she loved. Most of those are gone by now, but the O’Connor Association does keep three peacocks, caged, on the premises, and they are especially beautiful. As is usually the case in the world of animal nature, the male peacocks are the most colorful and beautiful. I have to admit, however, that the females of the species are not exactly ugly!
There are several other old buildings on the property, some of which are being restored as money allows. There is a beautiful old barn, and a brick building where, in Flannery’s time, milk was kept cool before it was sent to market. Also, the grounds are kept impeccably clean and beautiful adding even more pleasure for visitors.
If you are ever near Milledgeville, Georgia, it would be worthwhile to stop in and have a look-see!
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Also can make advanced appointment.
Phone: (478) 454-4029
Gary S Dannenbaum at at 01:41PM, 2012/05/02.

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Milledgeville Area Attractions

Old Governor's Mansion
Milledgeville Ghost Walk
Old Capitol Building
John Marlor Arts Center
Andalusia
Georgia's Old Capital Museum
Memory Hill Cemetery
Stetson-Sanford House
Rocky Creek Park
Museum and Archives of Georgia Education

 

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