City of Douglas Tourism
City of Douglas Tourism
211 South Gaskin Avenue, Douglas, GA 31533
Phone: (912) 384-4555
Toll Free: 1-888-426-3334
Fax: (912) 383-6304
Website: City of Douglas Tourism Website
Events: Annual Calendar for Festivals and Events
Come and visit us in Douglas-Coffee County and our neighboring Atkinson County. We have all the amenities for you to…
TAKE A HIKE: Coffee County has some of the most beautiful land in Georgia! Take a guided tour of the Broxton Rocks (recently named one of “30 Natural Wonders in Georgia to See Before You Die” by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution and one of “Georgia’s Hidden Treasures by WSB-TV). Stroll down the nature trails at General Coffee State Park and follow the trail of the rare Gopher Tortoise.
GRAB A BITE OR BAG A DEAL: We’ve got what your taste buds are looking for…all kinds of food “just like Grandma used to make.” Not interested in the food? Grab a deal at one of our many local specialty and national chain retail stores. Our historic downtown is known for unusual products, boutiques, and antiques.
GET BACK TO BASICS: Opportunities to hunt, fish, ride, or just relax abound in our community!
STEP BACK IN TIME: We have four museums in Coffee County to spark your interest. These museums feature everything from railroad to agricultural and aviation history. Also, anyone interested in genealogy will enjoy the Douglas City Cemeteries and other historic church and family cemeteries throughout the area.
The City of Douglas will showcase the first Douglas Hunting, Fishing, & Outdoors Expo at Central Square Complex in downtown Douglas, August 26-27, 2011. Partnering with the Boy Scouts of America, Douglas Police Department, General Coffee State Park, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia State Patrol, Gopher Plantation, National Wild Turkey Federation, the National Rifle Association, and the Georgia Hunting and Fishing Federation, and more agencies, event planners are expecting a great turnout. Exhibitors will fill two exhibit halls and the grounds around Central Square Complex with items relating to outdoor apparel, hunting gear, ATVs, boats, hunting/camping trips, fishing accessories, and more specialty outdoor merchandise. Attendees will be able to participate in onsite activities such as the DNR fishing and laser simulator, Georgia State Patrol’s Impaired Driving Simulator, Hunter Safety Courses, Mechanical Bull Riding, Archery Demonstrations, Camping Exhibition, cool down on Giant Water Slides, plus shop for the latest gear and apparel for all sorts of outdoor activities, and much, much more! On Friday night, August 26th, there will be a Wild Game Supper with special guest, Neal Rohrbach, from the Outdoor Channel Outfitters. Food vendors will be on site both days. Doors open to the public on Friday, August 26th from 11am until 7pm and on Saturday, August 27 from 9am – 6pm. For more information, go to www.cityofdouglas.com/HFO or email email@example.com.
History and Museums
Ashley Slater House, ca 1912
Visit ghosts of the past at this Italianate Mansion (c. 1912) complete with a mural and a tragic story. The house also serves as the Welcome Center. A museum collection from the Ashley-Slater Family is located in the parlor of the home. Open Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM.
Heritage Station Museum
Donated to the City of Douglas by Norfolk Southern Railroad, the depot now serves as Heritage Station Museum. The museum collection salutes the railroad industry and Georgia's rural heritage.
Heritage Station Museum welcomes hundreds of school field trips and group tours each year.
The museum features quality exhibits and collections: Railroad, Native American, Business & Industry, Education, Medical, Early 1900's Clothing, Photography, Research Library, and monthly temporary exhibits.
Stop by and purchase a souvenir at our local gift shop, located inside the museum.
Heritage Station Museum (Hwy. 32 West)
219 W. Ward Street
Douglas, GA 31533
Heritage Center Exhibit open Thursday – Saturday 10am-4pm
The World War II Flight Training Museum in Douglas tells the important and often unknown story of wartime military training. It represents one of the dozens of flight schools, bases, and airfields that sprung up to meet the wartime demand for combat pilots. These men were to fight in the skies over Germany and Japan during the world's largest airborne conflict.
In 1939, Raymond-Richardson Aviation Company was founded and operated as a WWII flight training school until late 1943. The airfield was one of the first in South Georgia. Nearly 10,000 cadets trained here before leaving for war. The site is thought to be one of the last standing in the United States. In honor of those who trained on the site and in honor of all veterans, a Veterans Memorial park has been established adjacent to the old airbase at Mickey Greer Terminal. A WWII museum display is located inside the terminal.
The museum is located on the most intact, independent and freestanding WWII Primary Flight Training School site remaining in the United States. Thirteen of the original buildings are still in place, including a 1941 barracks building that has been restored and converted into a museum and library. It is primarily dedicated to its role as a pilot training facility in World War II.
Exhibits also provide examples of period military artifacts and home front memorabilia. Periodically, special displays and presentations are provided to feature specific aspects of this history.
Address: Hwy 441 South, Douglas, GA 31533
Phone #: (912) 383-9111
About 135 miles southwest of Savannah, rural Douglas has successfully transformed its railroad line, a former economic generator, into a multi-use trail. Built atop the bed of the old Georgia & Florida Railroad, the three-mile trail serves as a transportation corridor and recreational hub for the town's 11,000 residents.
General Coffee State Park
One of southern Georgia’s “best kept secrets,” this park is known for interpretation of agricultural history at its Heritage Farm, with log cabins, a corn crib, tobacco barn, cane mill and other exhibits. Seventeen-Mile River winds through a cypress swamp where the park hosts rare and endangered plants.
McCranie Brother's Turpentine Still
National Register Site. This restored turpentine distillery operated from 1936-1942. Located 17 Miles South of Douglas on Highway 82 open daily for self guided tours. Address: US Hwy 82 W, Willacoochee, GA 31650
South Georgia has some of the top hunting planations in the South, and Douglas is no exception. Near Douglas you can enjoy hunting at