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Planning your visit to the Global Village & Discovery Center

 

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Travel the world without leaving Georgia

At the Global Village & Discovery Center, you can learn how Habitat for Humanity International works in partnership with families everywhere to eliminate poverty housing.

The six-acre village is a unique way to travel the world without leaving beautiful Southwest Georgia.

One of Georgia’s historical attractions,

Habitat’s Global Village & Discovery Center is a valued addition to the rich cultural and historical attractions of Southwest Georgia. Within about 10 miles of Americus are President Jimmy Carter’s home and museum in Plains and his boyhood farm in Archery.

Also nearby are the Andersonville National Historic Site, the National Prisoner of War Museum and many homes and buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

Other area attractions

Other attractions include lodging, restaurants and shopping venues.

A stop on the SAM Shortline train
The Global Village & Discovery Center is a destination on the SAM Shortline Excursion Train route.

Hours
The village is open for tours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (March through November.) For the holiday schedule, please call 1-800-HABITAT, ext. 7937.

Booking tours
The village is a popular destination for school field trips, Scouts, youth groups, senior group travelers and tour planners. Familiarization, or FAM, tours are encouraged. For groups of 10 or more, please book reservations two weeks in advance, if possible.

Make a group tour reservation online, or contact our group tour coordinator at 1-800-HABITAT, ext. 7663. You can also email us at gvdc@habitat.org.

Requested donation (for parties of less than 10)
Adults–$4
Students/Seniors (over 65)–$3

Eating areas
Your group can bring a sack lunch to eat in the village at the Samoan falae or the African schoolhouse. Each site holds approximately 20 to 24 guests.

Larger groups can request the Clarence Jordan Center across the street from the GV&DC. For this building, which holds approximately 170 guests, a two-week advance notice is required.

Parking
Ample free parking is available.