Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum are 3 mi. n. on US 27/SR 1 (Martha Berry Blvd.) to 24 Veterans Memorial Hwy. N.E. on the campus of Berry College. Oak Hill was the home of Martha Berry, a cotton broker's daughter who began teaching local children in a one-room log cabin in the late 19th century. Her school eventually developed into Berry College, and her former home is furnished and maintained as it was during her lifetime.
The Martha Berry Museum contains memorabilia of the school and its founder, including paintings, portraits of philanthropists and furniture made by students. Three exhibit rooms chronicle Miss Berry's life. Visitors can take a guided tour of Oak Hill and a tour of five gardens, including a sunken garden with Japanese cherry trees. The college's 28,000-acre campus, near Oak Hill on US 27, also features nature trails, buildings constructed by students and a gristmill with a 42-foot wheel, said to be one of the largest in the world.
Guided tours are available.
Hours: Open Mon.-Sat. 10-5. Last tour begins at 3:30. Closed major holidays, Sat. preceding Mon. holidays, during the university Christmas break and during special events; phone ahead to confirm tour availability. Allow 2 hours minimum.