Coweta County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visitors Center: 100 Walt Sanders Memorial Drive, Newnan, GA 30265
Phone: (770) 254-2627
Toll Free: 1-800-8Coweta (826-9382)
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It is hard to believe that only 30 minutes south of Atlanta you can find a place so charming, so historic, so embracing of the past, yet so welcoming to the future. We have so much to offer and we’re glad you chose to visit with us. You will want to definitely ...EXPLORE COWETA COUNTY...
Begin your trip... at the Coweta County Convention and Visitor Bureau’s Visitors Center for a wealth of information and brochures to help you explore all that Coweta County has to offer. Take time to explore and experience the unique aspects and treasures each of our communities has to offer: historic homes, gardens, driving tours, restaurants, museums, shopping, and more!
Highways 29, 27, 16, 34 or 70 bring you into Coweta County where you can explore our towns and cities. We also invite you to venture off Interstate 85 to visit us...the Visitors Center is located one mile from exit 47 (travel Highway 34 towards Peachtree City)
The staff at the Visitors Center is available to assist you with your travel and itinerary needs or help you schedule your trip or event.
9am - 5pm … Monday – Friday
9am – 4pm … Saturday
Closed on Major Holidays
In the Visitors Center we have a Gift Shop featuring local items...and we sell maps of Coweta County ($2.00 each)
Newnan is called the “City of Homes” for good reason as there are six historic districts, all on the National Register of Historic Places and containing some of Georgia’s most beautiful homes and commercial buildings. Enjoy a driving tour of the “heart and soul” of Newnan and see the six Historic Districts which include antebellum and Victorian homes. Also see historic Oak Hill Cemetery.
Enjoy a driving tour of Historic Senoia where beautiful homes and churches have been the location to several films including Fried Green Tomatoes; you will also see Riverwood Studio. We will end the tour of Coweta County with a walking tour of the revitalized historic downtown where antique stores and gift shops are plentiful.
…..from historic downtowns, antiques, and signature shopping areas – there is something here for you!
Ashley Park in Newnan
Old Town Sharpsburg
Established in 1934, this stunning 25-acre floral garden fell into a dilapidated state for many decades, its beauty being choked by a tangle of vines and the passage of time. Today – five descending terraces feature rock walls, slate patios, waterfalls, goldfish ponds, hanging gardens and a one-acre granite outcrop known as Little Stone Mountain. Dunaway Gardens was a theatrical training ground for producers, directors, and performers of the arts during the golden years of the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Hetty Jane Dunaway was a talented vivacious actress from Arkansas, who rose to fame as one of the most popular on Chautauqua Circuit. She was the creator of the theatrical training center and floral rock gardens that bear her name. The gardens have played host to ballet troupes, indoor and outdoor theater, as well as Walt and Roy Disney and Minnie Pearl.
Dunaway Gardens is also a a favorite wedding destination.
This circa 1835 Federal Vernacular, four over four, central hallway with a full third story attic Plantation is on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the Arnold Family Cemetery which lies approximately 40 yards from the house. There are numerous garden areas on the premises. A gazebo, made with columns that once held up the back stoop of the house is adjacent to the romantic perennial garden. There are four themed gardens over 20 acres: the herb garden, pool garden, patience garden, and vegetable garden and adjoins the site of the sunken garden.
Oak Grove Plantation and Gardens is another wedding destination that you should consider.