Walking our sidewalks is an engaging way to grasp the spirit of charming LaGrange – from its founding in 1828 to today’s eclectic blend of old and new. You’ll enjoy fresh air while being allured by beautiful homes and buildings. Below are a few places you can expect to see along the route which follows our urban trail system, The Thread. Walking Tour brochures can be found at numbers downtown shops and restaurants but you can download a digital version below. For even more insight, download our Downtown Walking Tour app for Apple.
Troup County Archives holds an original letter written by Lafayette on May 1, 1807 to James Donatien Leray de Chaumont. Contact the Archives to set up an appointment to see the letter.
Located within the same building, Legacy Museum contains exhibits about the history and development of Troup County and West Georgia. The permanent gallery covers history from the time of the Creek Indians until the prevalence of fiber-optic cable. The rotating gallery covers a variety of special exhibitions such as Troup County in the 1920s, Mill Village life, and much more. Go by Legacy Museum today to see what the rotating gallery is featuring now.
The statue of the Marquis de Lafayette in LaGrange was cast from an original in LePuy-en-Velay, France near where Lafayette was born, It depicts the Marquis in his French National Guard uniform holding aloft a cockade of red, white, and blue. A cockade was a ribbon worn in one’s hat to signify an affiliation. Dr. Waights G. Henry, Jr., President of LaGrange College, initiated the project in 1974 which was backed by the Callaway Foundation. The statue was erected in 1975 as a tribute to the Marquis and to the Bicentennial of the American Revolution. It is on permanent loan to the city from LaGrange College.
Lafayette Society for Performing Arts (LSPA) is the home of The Lafayette Ballet Company, Young Singers of West Georgia, The Lafayette Theatre Company, The Lafayette Dance Academy, The Lafayette Ballet Guild, The Lafayette Theatre Academy, The Azalea Storytelling Festival, and The Lafayette Outreach Program. See a show while you are in town!
Topped with smoked bacon, bacon pepper jam, goat cheese, and romaine lettuce leaf the Lafayette burger is worth trying at Brickhouse!
We like to think that if Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson visited LaGrange, Georgia they would be found dining at Cheesy Mac Deli! Jefferson would be opining on the different varieties of his beloved macaroni pie while Lafayette would be found eating the Marquis which is named in honor of him and is a take on the classic French dip sub served on a hoagie roll.
If Grilled chicken, Applewood Bacon, House-Made Ranch, Pecorino Romano & Mozzarella on a pizza pie sounds appetizing visit Karvelas Pizza just feet away from Lafayette Square!
For more information about other area attractions, places to dine, lodging options & upcoming events, please visit the LaGrange tourism site: Visit LaGrange.