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“Lovely Historic Home”
Review of T.R.R. Cobb House

T.R.R. Cobb House
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I saw that this was in the Top 10 sites for the Athens area so visited it. I was not disappointed! The home has been mostly restored and furnished with period furniture and decorations. The tour is self-guided but one of staff was available to answer questions. I asked her to open one of the armoires so I could see the inside which she did. There were also paintings of the battle of Fredericksburg where General Cobb died. There's also an extensive library on the Civil War and history of the South upstairs so snap a photo of the titles so you can search for copies of the books for your own library. There was a map showing when the various portions of the house were added as well as a timeline detailing the two moves. And there are shadow boxes of period artifacts like bullets and electrical fuses. They have also cut away sections of the walls in several places so you can see the inner construction of the home... fascinating. Definitely worth an hour of your time.

Thank Kathy H
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

The house has an interesting history, especially the part where it was moved some 70 miles to Stone Mountain in 1985, left alone for 20 years, then moved back. Most of the furnishings are not original and the oil paintings are photo reproductions.

Thank cordyroy
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

That is what I took away from this historic site. The gentlemen working on a beautiful fall Saturday, were preparing for upcoming third grade field trips. The restoration of the first floor was impressive, but the examples of how the staff is engaging & educating the young is inspirational! A great example of how important it is to teach youngsters about all of American history! Keep up the good work & thanks for sharing it with us. If you are traveling through Athens, this is a must see!

Thank 52amy
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this antebellum home that exhales the breath of Georgians who shaped their fine state. Life, death, love, children, family, honor, law and war have happened between these walls.

Thank LeavingItBetter
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The T.R.R. Cobb House is truly a treasure in the downtown historic district in Athens. If these walls could talk, I'm sure they would say many extraordinary things!

This house was the home of Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, who is considered one of the 'first citizens' in Athens. Just as this amazing home has a unique history, so does Cobb, who was a lawyer, author, educator and a military leader during the Civil War. You will find the history of both the home and the Cobb family as you walk through the many elaborate and beautiful rooms, especially the Octagon Rooms. The hardwood floors are original to the home, as well as much of the furniture.

It took my friends and I a little over an hour to tour the entire house, as we spent some time to talk to our guide about the history of Cobb's family. It is worth the trip to see this magnificent house and to learn about the history. So bring your camera and enjoy the history lesson (especially about how the home was broken into pieces and moved twice...) :)

Happy Museum Hunting!

Thank Renee D
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