Your Guide To Galleries & Museums In And Around Helen Georgia

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Mon, Feb 27, 2012

Helen Georgia and the surrounding Appalachian countryside is home to a number of folk and fine art galleries and museums. You'll find everything from traditional Alpine crafts to world class fine art and artisans.

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Helen Welcome Center

Address: 726 Brucken Strasse, Helen, GA 30545
Phone: 706-878-2181

Just a short drive into town be certain to stop at the Helen Welcome Center on the corner of Brucken Strasse and Edelweiss for more information on museum galleries, and things to do in Helen, GA.

In the mean time, below is a short list of the available art and history attractions.

Glass Mountain Gallery & Studio

Phone: 706-878-1978
Open: Labor Day to Christmas

Owners and artists Philip and Janine Shelby’s stunning hand-blown, hand crafted objets d’art will simply amaze you. Watch the artists “dance with fire” when the studio opens to the public in the fall.

The Gourd Place

Phone: 706-865-4048
Open: April through December 23.  By appointment Jan – March.
Websitegourdplace.com

Tour this unique museum of over 200 permanent exhibits of beautiful art made from gourds. Beautiful and unique this museum and shop is one not to miss.

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Helen Art Gallery & Heritage Center

Phone: 706-878-3933
Open: Year Round
Website: helenarts.org

Located in the old City Hall this gallery and museum is dedicated to preserving the Alpine Helen Georgia artistic heritage.

Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia

Phone: 706-878-3300 ext 307
Open: Year Round.
WebsiteFolk Pottery Museum

Beautiful and serene, explore the historical significance of the South’s most revered folk art form at the first museum dedicated to preserving the areas artistic legacy.

Hickory Flat Pottery

Phone: 706.947.0030
Open: Year Round.
Websitehickoryflatpottery.com

Owner and potter Cindy Angliss housed her working studio and museum in the historic 112-year-old Wikle Homestead.  Chances are good you’ll see her working!

Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center - History Museum

Phone: 706-878-3300
Open: Year Round
Websitesnca.org

Learn about the regions historical importance to the United States.  From the tragic experience of the Cherokee Indians, and early slaves to the 19th century gold rush the museum is a rich deposit of local lore, artifacts and information.

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Charlemagne's Kingdom - Alpine Model Railroad Museum

Address: 8808 North Main Street Helen, Georgia 30545
Phone: 706-878-2200
Website: www.georgiamodelrailroad.com

This fifty foot one-of-a-kind exhibit features scale German model railroads depicting terrain and architecture of Germany. For both train loving kids and adults, this unique display is filled with interesting history and entertainment for those who visit.

Willows Pottery

Phone: 706-878-1344
Open: Year Round
Website: thewillowspottery.com

Another working pottery studio featuring over 15 local artisans. This beautiful gallery even features a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio.

Dahlonega Gold Museum

Phone: 706-864-2257
Open: Year Round
Website: gastateparks.org

For something different, fun and interesting visit the Dahlonega Gold Museum.  This small but fascinating museum preserves the history of the areas 1839 gold rush.  Located a few miles outside of Helen Georgia, off GA Hwy 400, you'll find plenty to see and do at the historic Lumpkin County Court house.

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