Heritage Village sits on a corner of Autrey Mill’s 46 acres and is comprised of 7 buildings plus a large pole barn. The Visitors’ Center, Farm Museum, and Program Barn buildings were original to this site. The Summerour House, Warsaw Church, Green Country Store, and Tenant Farmhouse were saved from demolition by the nonprofit Autrey Mill and moved from nearby locations. This village and its related exhibit pieces provide an understanding of this area’s proud rural heritage from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s.
The Farm Museum at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center is now open Tuesday-Saturday 10-4 for self-touring. The museum focuses on farming in the Johns Creek area from the mid-nineteenth through the twentieth century. The museum showcases large pieces such as a plow, doctors buggy, corn sheller, and seeder as well as smaller items such as a cowbell and horseshoes.
The Heritage Village buildings are not usually open except during special events; however, group guided tours can be arranged or you can use our cell phone Audio Tour.
Cell Phone Audio Tour
Audio tour stops are available for buildings in Heritage Village. Dial 404-267-0007 and press the Stop Number to hear information about each landmark:
- Stop 101: Introduction
- Stop 102: Tenant Farmhouse
- Stop 103: Summerour House
- Stop 104: Visitor Center
- Stop 105: Green Store
- Stop 106: Warsaw Church
Visitors can listen to our cell phone audio tour to enhance their experience. The audio tour features information about our historic buildings and the preserve trails. These instructions are posted on the main kiosk at the parking lot.
Thank You Sawnee EMC
Autrey Mill is very thankful for the Sawnee EMC Foundation and all the support it has provided throughout the years for our educational museum and programs. With Sawnee EMC’s support, we are able to host the OnCell mobile tour again this year! By using a self-guided audio/visual tour, families can visit the historic buildings, such as the farm museum, the tenant house, and Warsaw Church. In addition, Sawnee EMC’s generosity has allowed for supplies for our heritage tours and programs, maintenance of the heritage building, and support for our beautiful gardens.