Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum

Welcome to Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum, one of the Georgia's most prized attractions. We tell the story of Martha Berry and Berry College through tours of the historic home, exhibitions, events and educational programming. 

The Oak Hill home, built in the 1880s is the Greek Revival mansion of Martha Berry, founder of Berry College. Oak Hill was the childhood home of Martha Berry, and later became her adult residence, altered to her personal taste. Oak Hill was gifted by Martha Berry to the schools and remains intact as she left it in the 1930s  

The Martha Berry Museum opened in 1972 on the Oak Hill Estate as a compliment the home as a place to further tell the story of the Berry Schools. The museum has multiple galleries exhibiting the Permanent Collection and Temporary Exhibitions.

Oak Hill’s current temporary exhibition is "Sanctuary at Berry: Wildlife Photography by Gena Flanigen." The exhibition includes displays of photographs that show a variety of birds, reptiles, and mammals found on Berry’s campus throughout the year. Along with the photographs and interactive touchscreen display, guests will see specimens on loan from the Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta, GA. The exhibition offers a chance to examine the unique and rich history of the cohabitation between humans and wild animals on the college campus. The Sanctuary at Berry Lecture Series held in conjunction with the exhibition focused on the research and experience of faculty members with various species found on the Berry College campus. If you weren’t able to join us for the lecture series, we’re pleased to offer recordings of each lecture, click here to find out more.  

The estate also features the Original Cabin, award-winning gardens, the Walkway of Life and additional trails, and the newly opened Christopher Browning Pavilion. Please see our Hours of Operation  for more information or contact The Martha Berry Museum at (706) 368-6789.

Check out the virtual tour of Oak Hill Estate.

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