Located in the rolling hills of southern Newton County, the County-owned Gaither Plantation is both historic and
This 256-acre site is one of the few remaining examples of mid-19th to late 20th century farms and cotton plantations in Northeast Georgia.
On the farm are the Gaither Plantation House (c.1855), a log smokehouse c.1830), a pole hay barn c. 1950), agricultural fields, and a number of other historic buildings relocated from elsewhere in Newton County to Gaither Plantation. In
addition, two 19th century cemeteries, the Gaither Family Cemetery and the Gaither Slave Cemetery, are located here.
House and Garden Monday-Friday $200.00
Pavilion Monday-Friday $100.00
House and Garden Friday after 4:00 pm $500.00
Pavilion Friday after 4:00 pm $500.00
House, Garden, and Pavilion Saturday and Sunday $1,000.00
(House, Garden & Pavilion cannot be split on weekends)
Harris Springs Church (Primitive-no electricity) $200.00
In case of rain, the Harris Springs Church may be used free of charge for wedding rentals only.
However, there will be a charge of $200.00 if used for any other reason
Weddings - $1,000.00 (base rate)
Please see rates for additional fees under the main menu.
For more information, please read the wedding section in the "Rules/Regulations" under the main menu.
Reservation and Security deposits are required.
All checks are to be made payable to "Newton County Board of Commissioners".
Mail reservation form and deposit to:
Newton County Gaither Plantation
11905 Alcovy Road
Covington GA 30014
Payment forms are: personal check, money order or cashier check. Counter checks and credit or debit cards are not accepted.
Notice: Tours are not currently available.
Tours will be available on the first and third Tuesday of each month by reservation only. Reservations must be made two weeks prior to tour date. To schedule a tour, you must have a group of 10 or more.