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Stetson Sanford House


This Milledgeville Federal-style house was built c. 1825 on North Wilkinson Street for George T. Brown by English-born builder-architect John Marlor. It was operated as the U.S. Hotel and then the Beecher-Brown Hotel to serve visitors and legislators during the city’s years as capital of Georgia (1807-1868). In 1857 the house was purchased by merchant Daniel B. Stetson. His daughter Elizabeth married Judge Daniel B. Sanford, Clerk of the Secession Convention, in 1868. From 1951-1966 the house was renowned as the Sanford House Tea Room. The family then donated it to the Old Capital Historical Society who moved it here in 1966.

The Stetson-Sanford House is open for tours on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday Milledgeville Trolley Tours.  The House is available for private events, catering, programs for clubs and civic groups, luncheons and dinners.

For more information on the Brown-Stetson-Sanford House please contact us.