Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum

Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum Come tour the historic home of Berry College founder, Martha Berry, and the museum built and dedicated to preserve her magnificent legacy. Tours are available Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m..
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Occastionally we close for special events, so call 706-368-6777 to confirm times.

Operating as usual

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will be closed from Thursday, December 24th through Sunday, January 3rd. We hope you ...
12/17/2020

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will be closed from Thursday, December 24th through Sunday, January 3rd. We hope you have a joyful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!
#OakHillMuseum #HappyHolidays #BerryCollege

We at Oak Hill are grateful for you! Thank you for your support and patronage during this challenging year. Though Thank...
11/26/2020

We at Oak Hill are grateful for you! Thank you for your support and patronage during this challenging year. Though Thanksgiving 2020 may mean your holiday plans look a little different, we hope your day is full of warmth and joy.

#Thanksgiving #OakHillMuseum #SceneatBerry

Oak Hill will be closed from Wednesday, November 25th through Saturday, November 28th. We hope you enjoy your Thanksgivi...
11/23/2020

Oak Hill will be closed from Wednesday, November 25th through Saturday, November 28th. We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving, and look forward to seeing you next week!
#OakHillMuseum #SceneatBerry #BerryCollege

Hey Vikings,Good luck with your finals this week! You're almost done!-The Oak Hill Staff#BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum #Fi...
11/22/2020

Hey Vikings,

Good luck with your finals this week! You're almost done!

-The Oak Hill Staff

#BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum #FinalsWeek

Image Source: Berry College, Cabin Log, 1948, Student Life Photos

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will be closed Saturday, November 21st, as we transition into our holiday season. We ...
11/20/2020

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will be closed Saturday, November 21st, as we transition into our holiday season. We will resume our regular hours on Monday, November 23rd at 10 a.m. Don't forget to book your Victorian Christmas Tour here: https://www.berry.edu/oakhill/victorian-christmas-tours !

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will ring in the Christmas season with its seasonal tours. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽOn Friday and Saturday e...
11/19/2020

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will ring in the Christmas season with its seasonal tours. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽOn Friday and Saturday evenings starting Dec. 4, Oak Hill's Victorian Christmas Tours will offer a glimpse into holiday celebrations of the late 19th century.
Tickets must be reserved in advance online at https://www.berry.edu/oakhill/victorian-christmas-tours

#BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum #VictorianChristmas

Happy Birthday, Martha Berry! We still have a few tour slots available for today, so don't miss the chance to tour Berry...
10/07/2020

Happy Birthday, Martha Berry! We still have a few tour slots available for today, so don't miss the chance to tour Berryโ€™s home on this special day. Tour Reservation link: https://berry.ticketspice.com/oak-hill-tours.

P.S. Honeymoon Bakery outdid themselves with cookies and mini cupcakes for guests to celebrate our founder!
#BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum #HoneymoonBakery

This Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, marks the 155th anniversary of Martha Berry's birth date! One great way to celebrate this ...
10/05/2020

This Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, marks the 155th anniversary of Martha Berry's birth date! One great way to celebrate this remarkable woman's life is by touring her beloved home and gardens at Oak Hill. Follow this link, https://berry.ticketspice.com/oak-hill-tours to reserve your tickets!
#OakHillMuseum #MarthaBerryMonday #BerryCollege

"Martha Berry Celebrating Her Birthday in the Oak Hill Parlor," Image Courtesy of the Berry College Archives

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will be closed Monday, September 7th for #LaborDay, and will resume our regular hours...
09/05/2020

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will be closed Monday, September 7th for #LaborDay, and will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, September 8th at 10 a.m. After the restful weekend, check out our website for information about how to book a tour!

#SceneatBerry #OakHillMuseum

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will close at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, August 22nd, with our last tour of the day a...
08/21/2020

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will close at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, August 22nd, with our last tour of the day at 1 p.m. If you can't visit this weekend, be sure to make a reservation to tour the Oak Hill Estate soon and take in the summer scenery! ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒค๏ธ
#BerryCollege #SceneAtBerry #OakHillMuseum

#DidYouKnow that Martha Berry was awarded eight doctorates during her lifetime? Listed below are all of her honorary doc...
08/06/2020

#DidYouKnow that Martha Berry was awarded eight doctorates during her lifetime? Listed below are all of her honorary doctoral degrees in chronological order:

1. Doctor of Pedagogy, University of Georgia, 1920
2. Doctor of Laws, University of North Carolina, 1930
3. Doctor of Laws, Bates College in Maine 1933
4. Doctor of Humanities, Berry College, 1933
5. Doctor of Laws, Duke University in North Carolina, 1935
6. Doctor of Public Service, Oglethorpe University, 1936
7. Doctor of Laws, Oberlin College in Ohio, 1936
8. Doctor of Laws, University of Wisconsin, 1937

#BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum #ThrowbackThursday

Image courtesy of the Berry College Archives

Rain or shine, the view from The Martha Berry Museum's porch is always stunning. ๐ŸŒง๏ธโ›…โ˜€๏ธ#BerryCollege #SceneatBerry #OakHi...
07/31/2020

Rain or shine, the view from The Martha Berry Museum's porch is always stunning. ๐ŸŒง๏ธโ›…โ˜€๏ธ
#BerryCollege #SceneatBerry #OakHillMuseum

Did you know that Martha Berryโ€™s older sister was an Italian princess? ๐Ÿ‘‘  Princess Eugenia Ruspoli shipped this exquisit...
07/24/2020

Did you know that Martha Berryโ€™s older sister was an Italian princess? ๐Ÿ‘‘ Princess Eugenia Ruspoli shipped this exquisite Chinese Chippendale mirror from Italy to the Berry Schools in the late 1930s. Currently, it is located in the parlor of the Oak Hill home. Our docents enjoy showing this piece of our history to guests on tours along with other artwork sent to Berry by Eugenia, which can be viewed in the Martha Berry Museum. #OakHillMuseum #collectionshighlight

Earlier in the week, some tour guests inspired us to pause and take in the beauty of this Magnolia tree. The fresh persp...
07/17/2020

Earlier in the week, some tour guests inspired us to pause and take in the beauty of this Magnolia tree. The fresh perspective visitors provide when touring the estate reminds us of Martha Berry's saying, "Beauty is a part of education."

#BerryCollege #SceneatBerry #OakHillMuseum

Meet Mac, our newest team member at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum and incoming freshman to Berry College! We have o...
07/14/2020

Meet Mac, our newest team member at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum and incoming freshman to Berry College! We have only had her here for a few weeks, and we are already impressed๐Ÿ‘When asked what she is looking forward to in this job, Mac shared her excitement to get to know future guests during tours. Click here: https://berry.ticketspice.com/oak-hill-tours to make a reservation!

#BerryCollege #Lifeworks #OakHillMuseum

07/04/2020
July 4, 2020!

The staff at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum wishes you a Happy Fourth of July!

Collections Highlight: US Navy Flag, c. 1919, Gifted to the Berry Schools by Admiral John Henry Towers

This Independence Day weekend, Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will be closed from Friday, July 3th, through Sunday, ...
07/01/2020

This Independence Day weekend, Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will be closed from Friday, July 3th, through Sunday, July 5th, reopening at 10a.m. for our usual hours on Monday, July 6th. We look forward to seeing you after the holiday!

#BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum

We are excited to announce that Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will reopen for tours on Monday, June 29, 2020! To ke...
06/26/2020

We are excited to announce that Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will reopen for tours on Monday, June 29, 2020!

To keep patrons safe, the museum will operate with reservation-only tours. Before coming to the museum, visitors must reserve their spot online at https://berry.ticketspice.com/oak-hill-tours. For questions about making a reservation, call (706) 368-6789.

While on the Oak Hill property, guests should maintain a social distance of six feet with anyone outside of their party, and masks are required inside all buildings. If a guest does not have a mask, the Oak Hill staff will provide one upon entry into the museum.

Tours are offered Monday- Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. starting on the hour. Each tour of the Oak Hill home is limited to six guests to allow for social distancing and to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Docents will guide groups through Oak Hill and Aunt Marthaโ€™s Cottage, after which, guests will finish their visit with a self-guided tour of the Carriage House and the Oak Hill Gardens.

Need more information about our reopening plan and tour schedule? Check out https://www.berry.edu/oakhill/plan-your-visit/.

05/30/2020
Irises in the Sunken Garden

Did you know that the Sunken Garden used to be Martha Berry's Iris Garden? Before the addition of Kwanzan cherry trees, each tier featured these elegant flowers.

#BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum #MuseumMomentofZen #HistoricGardens

Looking for a new recipe to try? Aunt Martha's Ginger Cookies were a favorite of Berry's earliest students. She kept thi...
05/28/2020

Looking for a new recipe to try? Aunt Martha's Ginger Cookies were a favorite of Berry's earliest students. She kept this cookie jar filled with this tasty treat for her visitors at Oak Hill.

Want even more Historic Berry bakes? Order a copy of "Dining with the Daughters," The Daughters of Berry, Inc. cookbook, from our online gift shop: http://ow.ly/Pxj650zSLqf

#BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum #CollectionsHighlight

"The magic of time lends to the rugged portion of our journey the selfsame beauty as to that along which flowers bloomed...
05/23/2020

"The magic of time lends to the rugged portion of our journey the selfsame beauty as to that along which flowers bloomed; each scene of the campus seems to have a new endearment to us; and the cords of friendship that have been woven about our lives here are to us stronger than ever before."

-William Archer Hagins, "Valedictory," May 1910

(Photo by Berry College staff photographer Brant Sanderlin)

To read more of Hagins' speech, visit: https://bit.ly/3ebPOyZ #BerryCollege #SceneatBerry #OakHillMuseum

Dramatic, cloudy skies overhead usher in the weekend. ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธ#BerryCollege #SceneatBerry #OakHillMuseum
05/22/2020

Dramatic, cloudy skies overhead usher in the weekend. ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธ

#BerryCollege #SceneatBerry #OakHillMuseum

Martha Berry wrote this letter to Alice Logan Wingo 102 years ago to the day! They were able to work out the living arra...
05/20/2020

Martha Berry wrote this letter to Alice Logan Wingo 102 years ago to the day! They were able to work out the living arrangements, and Wingo accepted the position as an English teacher for the Berry Schools. She remained a faculty member for the next 27 years, serving as the dean of women for much of that time.

Read more letters to and from Wingo
at http://ow.ly/aDrD50zLPq5

#BerryCollege #HistoryHighlight #OTD

This Cedar grove sits above the Sunken Garden at Oak Hill, and it is one of our favorite hidden treasures on the propert...
05/15/2020

This Cedar grove sits above the Sunken Garden at Oak Hill, and it is one of our favorite hidden treasures on the property. What are some spots you are excited to visit when Berry and Oak Hill reopen?

#BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum

Now, these are the grades you want to see on a report card at the end of the semester! Clayton Henson was Berry's first ...
05/13/2020

Now, these are the grades you want to see on a report card at the end of the semester! Clayton Henson was Berry's first graduate in 1904, and he certainly set the bar high for what Berry students could achieve.

#BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum #CollectionsHighlight

It is another #MarthaBerryMonday, and since yesterday was Mother's Day, this sweet gown and pair of rabbit-skinned shoes...
05/11/2020

It is another #MarthaBerryMonday, and since yesterday was Mother's Day, this sweet gown and pair of rabbit-skinned shoes seem like the perfect collections pieces to highlight. These garments date to the 1830s, and both Martha and her mother, Frances Rhea, wore them! You can see them in our "Timeline" exhibition at The Martha Berry Museum when we reopen this summer.

#BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum #CollectionsHighlight #MothersDay

Today we are celebrating and sending off our Senior student worker, Amberlee Williams (20C)! Amberlee began working at O...
05/09/2020

Today we are celebrating and sending off our Senior student worker, Amberlee Williams (20C)!

Amberlee began working at Oak Hill as a docent her freshmen year, and her dedication to providing hospitable and patient service to all guests saw her take on roles with Educational Outreach and eventually leading our student team as the Museum Supervisor. We will miss her encouraging spirit, but we are so proud of all she has accomplished during her time at Berry College!

Join us in congratulating this standout graduate on what would have been her Commencement Day! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜

Photograph courtesy of Katelyn Louise Photography (Congrats to another Berry graduate, Katelyn Louise (20C)!)

#CelebrateBerryGrads #BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum

Dear Vikings,The semester has been a challenging one. We wish you well as it comes to a close, and hope success attends ...
05/05/2020

Dear Vikings,

The semester has been a challenging one. We wish you well as it comes to a close, and hope success attends your work during finals week.

Telegram Courtesy of the Berry College Archives

#BerryCollege #FinalsWeek

05/02/2020
A Moment in the Formal Garden at Oak Hill

Experience another peaceful moment viewing the Oak Hill Gardens. Colorful zinnias fill the beds of the Formal Garden, and we hope they brighten your day!

#BerryCollege #SceneatBerry #OakHillMuseum #MuseumMomentofZen

Last Friday was National Arbor Day, and at Oak Hill we celebrate our trees year round! Check out these photographs taken...
05/01/2020

Last Friday was National Arbor Day, and at Oak Hill we celebrate our trees year round! Check out these photographs taken by our staff.

Got great Oak Hill tree pictures of your own? We'd love to see them! Post using #OakHillMuseum or tag us ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŒณ

#SceneatBerry #BerryCollege

This iconic picture shows Henry Ford dancing with Berry student, Irene Seller, c. 1930. This #WorldDanceDay, we are refl...
04/29/2020

This iconic picture shows Henry Ford dancing with Berry student, Irene Seller, c. 1930. This #WorldDanceDay, we are reflecting on the history of dancing at Berry.

Did you know that dancing was controversial at Berry in the early days of the school? Martha Berry grew up accustomed to taking dance lessons and saw it as an appropriate activity for young people. However, after bringing in a dance instructor to teach in 1921, a small number of staff and students left the schools due to personal and religious beliefs opposing the action.

Photograph Courtesy of the Berry College Archives

#BerryCollege #HenryFord

04/25/2020
Sunrise at Oak Hill

What can we say? Sunrise looks good on The Christopher Browning Pavilion and Oak Hill!

Did you know that First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson was an artist and  that she sold some of her paintings to benefit the Be...
04/23/2020

Did you know that First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson was an artist and that she sold some of her paintings to benefit the Berry Schools?

In 2014, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Wilson's untimely passing, Oak Hill and the Rome Area Council for the Arts co-hosted a special exhibition of her American impressionist-style landscapes organized by the President Woodrow Wilson House. Follow this link to enjoy the virtual version of that same exhibition curated by The President Woodrow Wilson House: https://g.co/arts/XzW3hqTFJBCyRBhp7 !

Letter Courtesy of the Berry College Archives

#TBT #BerryCollege #EllenAxsonWilson #OakHillMuseum

Martha Berry dreamed of beautifying her home with gardens. Now, you can learn how that wish became a reality on our new ...
04/21/2020

Martha Berry dreamed of beautifying her home with gardens. Now, you can learn how that wish became a reality on our new webpage, The History of the Oak Hill Gardens!

The page features archival images of some of the original plans and blueprints, photographs of the gardens dating between 1930-1950, and links to personal letters exchanged between Berry and landscape architect, Robert B. Cridland. Click this link to dig in: https://www.berry.edu/oakhill/oak-hill-estate/gardens ๐Ÿ˜€

Martha Berry in the Sundial Garden at Oak Hill, c. 1935
Photograph Courtesy of the Berry College Archives

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Opened in 1972 as a historic house and history museum, Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum is one of the Georgia's most prized attractions. Our mission is to tell the story of Berry College and its founder, Martha Berry, through exhibitions, events and educational programming.

Tours begin at the Martha Berry Museum where guests can tour the permanent exhibition that traces the evolution of the Berry Schools into Berry College. The Martha Berry Museum also includes an art gallery and temporary exhibitions.

Oak Hill is the Greek revival home of Martha Berry, founder of Berry College. Visitors receive a guided tour of the dwelling led by Berry College students. Guests may also tour the home's three outbuildings, as well as Oak Hill's gardens. Tours are available Monday - Saturday from 10AM-5PM. Occastionally we close for special events, so check our page for closures and/or call us at 706-368-6777 to confirm times.

Canโ€™t make the trek to visit in person? Click here to start your virtual tour of Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum at Berry College!


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there was a picture of a small boy standing in a cottom field st the end of the hall on the left side from the front, it is still,there?
This is the final EDITION after over 10 years and thousands of hours research by many
Finally Martha and my common Grandfather Thomas Berry got the Recognition from Sons of the American Revolution Relation of Martha McChesney Berry to Thomas Berry, Sr.: Direct ancestor (5 generations) Here's how: 1. Captain Thomas Berry III is the father of Martha McChesney Berry 2. Major Major James Enfield (3rd) Berry is the father of Captain Thomas Berry III 3. Thomas Berry, Jr is the father of Major Major James Enfield (3rd) Berry 4. James Berry, ll is the father of Thomas Berry, Jr 5. Thomas Berry, Sr. is the father of James Berry, ll
Thank you Alice Stevens and your staff for a wonderful afternoon yesterday at Oak Hill !!! The tour was awesome. This was a "first" visit for my friends and they had a wonderful experience.
I have yet to visit the museum, but will soon. However, I recently ordered items from the gift shop for my daughters graduation party since she is attending Berry in the Fall. The experience was great! I had the best service! Chandler was very courteous and helpful. I ordered several items over the phone to be shipped to my home. The service was impeccable and quicker than I could imagine. I received the items the very next day! Although the items were packed perfectly, one of the cups arrived broken. I emailed Chandler, and he quickly replaced it and mailed it out within the hour. He even added a bonus item for the trouble. I won't hesitate to shop there again when I visit.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘