The Cannonball House, named for damage sustained during the War Between the States, was built in 1853 as a planter's townhouse. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is an example of authentic Greek Revival architecture containing fine period furnishings.
The house is also the repository for the Founders' parlors of the Adelphean (ΑΔΙΙ) and Philomathean (ΦΜ) societies, recreated from Wesleyan College, where they began in 1851 and 1852.
At the rear of the Cannonball House stands a quaint two-story kitchen built of hand-molded brick. The upper level of this house formerly served as quarters for the house servants. Few structures of this type remain in the South today.
A Civil War military collection features officers' uniforms, company flags, swords, and guns used by Georgians during the War Between the States.
Special activities take place regularly at the Cannonball House. For a schedule of these activities, please see the Events page.
Web Graphics by Myra Fiveash of Fiveash Design
I am happy to announce that due to the extended efforts of our House staff, our book, The Cannonball House, A History of the Home of Judge Asa Holt, has been completed. With financial support from the Elam Alexander Trust we have had the booklet published in a quantity that will supply our needs for some time to come. These fifty-six page history books are available in our gift shop for $12 and will make a wonderful gift idea for any occasion.