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A. H. Stephens Historic Park

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Nearest city  Crawfordville, Georgia
Area  4.856 km²
Phone  +1 706-456-2602
NRHP Reference #  95000764
Year built  1875
Added to NRHP  22 June 1995
A. H. Stephens Historic Park
Architectural style  Colonial Revival, Rustic Style
Address  456 Alexander St, Crawfordville, GA 30631, USA
Hours  Open today · 8AM–5PMSunday8AM–5PMMonday8AM–5PMTuesday8AM–5PMWednesday8AM–5PMThursday8AM–5PMFriday8AM–5PMSaturday8AM–5PM
Similar  Elijah Clark State Park, Hamburg State Park, Hart State Park, Gordonia‑Alatamaha State Park, General Coffee State Park

A.H. Stephens Historic Park is a 1,177 acres (476 ha) Georgia state park located in Crawfordville. The park is named for Alexander Hamilton Stephens, the Vice President of the Confederate States of America, and a former Georgia governor. The park contains Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, which has been fully restored to its original 1875 style. The park's museum houses one of Georgia's largest collections of Civil War artifacts. The park also offers several mill ponds for fishing and nature trails. Bedrock is a complex of granitic gneiss and granite on which deep soils of the Cataula and Cecil series have developed.

Contents

The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as A. H. Stephens Memorial State Park. It includes four contributing sites, twelve contributing structures, and one other contributing object. It includes Colonial Revival and Rustic Style architecture.

Liberty Hall

The Liberty Hall, also known as Bachelor's Hall, built in 1834, is one of the structures on the site, and is separately listed on the NRHP. It is currently a National Historic Landmark maintained by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. A.H. Stephens bought the estate in 1845, and lived in its house until 1875, when he tore down the main structure to build Liberty Hall. The two-story "big house" is a traditional 4 × 4 with four rooms on each level.

Many of Stephens' books are housed in a smaller structure behind, where he spent much of his time after the war. After Stephens's death in 1883, Liberty Hall, owned by his surviving relatives, served as a boardinghouse until 1932, when it was donated to the state of Georgia. The vice president's grave is on the front lawn, beneath a marble statue in his honor.

Facilities

  • 25 Tent/Trailer/RV Sites
  • 4 Cottages
  • Group Camp
  • Pioneer Camping
  • 3 Picnic Shelters
  • Group Shelter
  • Annual events

  • Junior/Senior Fishing Rodeos (June)
  • Christmas on Lake Liberty (December)
  • Victorian Christmas Program (December)
  • References

    A. H. Stephens Historic Park Wikipedia


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