Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jarrell Plantation and Juliette, GA

We went to the Jarrell Plantation, which is about an hour and a half southeast of Atlanta, near Juliette, Ga. The Jarrel family owned the plantation and then donated a large portion of their land in the 60s, so that others could learn about the history of the land.

In the giftshop at the Jarrel Plantation, trying on some pioneer woman bonnets

This was by the smokehouse and garden

This is the current house, which is a bed and breakfast also

Original homestead

Whistlestop Cafe, Juliette, GA

This was originally a hardware store, and there is an old mill nearby, but when the mill shut down, the whole town shut down and this store sat abandoned

then the location scout for the film came here and decided it would be perfect for the movie

after filming, the director encouraged it's reopening as a real cafe and now they serve lots of fried green tomatoes. It was so cool to be there and their food was really good.