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Historic Places and Buildings

  • Atlantic Coastline Artists Station:

    Formerly a passenger and freight depot, the building now known as the Atlantic Coastline Artists Station was built around 1910. In 1991, it was transformed into an art gallery. Visit the gallery to see some the finest art created by South Georgia amateur and professional artists. The perfect place to purchase a unique gift , the collection contains paintings by Joe Sullo, a professional artist and graduate of the Pratt Institute; biological illustrations by Angelika Pia Schmid-Riley; paintings by beloved local artist Annette Rigdon Swan and ceramic art pieces by Kelly King. The Atlantic Coastline Artists Station is run by the Atlantic Coastline Artists Guild. 

    • Hours of Operation: Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.
    • Contact: Call Charles Styer 229.382.5589 or [email protected]
    • Location: 119 Love Avenue
  • Tifton Terminal Railway Museum:

    The Museum was established in 2000 and is a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation and research of Tifton’s railroad heritage.  The museum is located in the former Atlantic Coast Line station.  The station was last used by CSX Transportation in 1986 when the line of rail from Waycross to Albany was abandoned through Tifton.   The station had several temporary occupants until the museum occupied the structure and began restoration.   The full restoration was complete in 2008 and the museum officially opened in January of that year.  Open twenty plus hours a week, and with special downtown events, the admission-free museum is available for all to enjoy. 

    • Hours: Thursday-Saturday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    • Contact: Christopher Parrott, [email protected] or 229.251.6804
  • The Myon (originally, The Myon Hotel):

    Constructed in 1906, The Myon was known as the finest hotel south of Atlanta. After passenger trains no longer passed through Tifton, the elegant hotel fell into disrepair. Though the bottom portion of the building continued to house retail stores, the beautiful hotel was lost. In the mid-1980’s, long-discussed restoration efforts took place and the building was fully remodeled and restored. The Myon now houses offices for the City of Tifton, retail shops, a restaurant and apartments. www.tifton.net

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  • Three Graces at The Lankford Manor:

    Built in 1892 as The Lankford Manor and located on historic Hwy. 41 in downtown Tifton, this building has stood as a landmark hotel and restaurant for over 100 years. Today, refurbished and still charming, Three Graces at The Lankford Manor serves as a notable locally-owned restaurant and bed & breakfast. As for generations, brides continue to use the upstairs to make final preparations for their walk down the aisle.

    • Restaurant Hours: Lunch Tuesday – Saturday; Dinner Friday and Saturday evenings.
    • Location: 401 N. Love Avenue
    • Contact: 229.238.2534 or [email protected]
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  • Tift County Courthouse:

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Tift County Courthouse, this building has served as the county courthouse since it was completed in 1913.

  • Tifton-Tift County Public Library:

    In 1966, a fund-raising effort paid off when the library board purchased the Tifton Post Office building. The Post Office moved to a new location where it is still located today. The present home of the library was originally built in 1911. Unique architectural features include two vaults, curved windows and green marble wainscoting in the Reference Room. In 1981, an addition was added onto the original building which expanded the space and services of the library. The library recently reopened its doors in 2009 after completion of an extensive remodeling and update project. 

    • Hours: 9 a.m – 6 p.m. except Thursday, open until 9 p.m.
    • Location: 245 Love Ave.
    • Contact: 229.386.7148
  • Charles A. Kent Administration Building:

    This building served as the Tifton High School from 1917 to 1962; in 1974 it was converted for use as the administrative office building for the county government.

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             TIFT THEATRE

    Opened in 1937, this Art Deco-style theatre has been carefully renovated, featuring a Carrara glass facade embellished with neon lights. The 615-seat theatre is home to a variety of stage performances, concerts, pageants, and big screen movies. To learn more and see our current show listing, click here. 

  • Tifton Heritage Museum:

    The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage is housed in a 1900 Romanesque brick church, featuring exquisite stained glass windows, heart of pine floors, vaulted ceilings and buttresses, a bell tower, fanlight doorways, and an array of other architectural splendors. This historic venue displays professional exhibits of painting, wood, porcelain, and other varieties of art throughout the year. Donations are requested in lieu of an admission fee. Call for the events calendar or to reserve the museum for a special event.

    • Hours of Operation: Exhibit schedule For more information, call 229.382.8576
    • Location: 285 Love Avenue
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Downtown Highlights

  • Tifton Garden/Stage/Guild area:

    A charming area in downtown features a garden with stage; spring and fall finds local talent performing during lunch with people enjoying picnic lunches. Located on the property is the Atlantic Coastline Artist Guild and the Railway Depot which hosts the Farmer’s Market. 

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  • Veteran's Park:

    Located in downtown, across from Tifton Garden, this park honors veterans and features a tank.

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  • Gateway Park:

    Located between buildings off of Main Street, this area serves as a wonderful place to rest or lunch. Additional expansion plans for areas on either side of Gateway Park are in the works.

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  • Farmer's Market & Railway Station:

    Local growers and artisans offer produce, honey, breads and other items seasonally. 

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