The Brown House Museum

Formerly known as Woodland Terrace, the Brown house was originally built in 1850 by Nathan Haynes, and William Gainer Brown purchased the property in 1860. Many generations of Brown descendants have made this home their place of residence until the late 1970s.  During Sherman’s March to the Sea, he made this home his headquarters as he was passing through the area.

This museum features period furniture and artifacts, including a fainting couch on which Sherman is rumored to have taken a siesta.Many exhibits that showcase other important facets of Washington County history are on display as well.




The Brown House Museum Operating Hours

Monday – By Appointments, Wednesday & Friday  –  2 PM – 5 PM

Saturday  – 10 AM – 3 PM

Address: 268 N. Harris St., Sandersville, GA 31082

Phone: (478) 552-1965

Email – [email protected]