175 Hill Street, Athens, GA 30601. We are located just off of Prince Avenue in downtown Athens at the corner of Hill and Pope Streets, across from Firehouse #2.
The T.R.R. Cobb House does not charge a fee for tours--in fact, we will reimburse your school for the cost of busing, fuel, and a subsitute teacher (if necessary). We offer our "Bus Grants" to all schools, regardless of need, and there is no limit to how many times any individual school may utilize the program duing each academic year. To take advantage of this unique program, arrange your field trip with the T.R.R. Cobb House, and after you complete your trip, fill out and submit the Bus Grant form. The Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc. will then send a check to your school or school district for the cost of your field trip. Click here to download a Bus Grant form!
All groups larger than 10 persons must make an appointment prior to visiting the T.R.R. Cobb House. Reservations may be made by phone, fax, e-mail, or online, and should be made no less than 2 weeks prior to the desired tour date to ensure availability. Group coordinators will receive a confirmation e-mail or letter prior to the scheduled visit. School groups are also welcome. Call for details and reservations.
If children under the age of 12 are a part of your group, please keep in mind that we require at least one adult chaperone for every 10 children in a group. Additionally, children must remain with the group at all times, and must not be allowed to run through the museum or touch artifacts or furniture.
The maximum size of a group that may tour the museum at one time is 30 individuals. Groups larger than 30 can be accommodated. Please call for details.
45 minutes—house only; tours of the gardens are self-guided.
Parking is located in the pea gravel lot immediately behind the T.R.R. Cobb House. Access to the lot is off Pope Street. Handicap accessible parking is also available in this lot. Cars and vans may also park along the curbs on Pope and Hill Streets, where the curb is not painted yellow.
The rear (basement) entrance to the T.R.R. Cobb House is handicap accessible, but is generally kept locked for security purposes. Should anyone in your group need to utilize the handicap accessible entrance, please indicate this when you call to make your reservation. The staff of the T.R.R. Cobb House will ensure that the door is unlocked for your use prior to your arrival for the house tour.
There are restroom facilities available for public use in the basement of the T.R.R. Cobb House. The restrooms are handicap accessible.
The T.R.R. Cobb House does not have picnic facilities. Groups are welcome to use the rear patio and the lawns, but noise levels must remain low when tours are in process. Groups eating lunch on the grounds are also responsible for gathering and disposing of all of their trash—there are no outdoor trash receptacles on site.