The Gilmer County Historical Society, Inc. (formerly Historic Preservation Society) was formed in 2004. In 2007 the organization’s name was changed and a 501c3 non-profit was formed. In 2008 the Society was offered the historic Tabor Family Home in downtown Ellijay, Georgia. Built in 1870, the Tabor House is the oldest family home in the city of Ellijay.
The Historical Society's Tabor House and Civil War Museum houses over 200 books and several videos about the Civil War from both points of view. We invite you read the books and view the videos during your next visit to the Tabor House.
The Historical Society's efforts are dedicated to preserving and educating others about the rich history and heritage of our county. Gilmer County was the location of the historic lower towns of the Cherokee Nation of Georgia up until Indian removal in 1838. A section of the Tabor House museum contains artifacts and donated items honoring the Cherokee history.
We welcome visitors to tour the Tabor House and Civil War Museum Thursdays through Saturdays 10am – 2pm. For larger group tours, please call ahead to schedule times other than our regular hours.
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