Global Village & Discovery Center
At the Global Village & Discovery Center, you can learn how Habitat for Humanity International works in partnership with families to build strength, stability and self-reliance.
The 6-acre village is a unique way to see life-size Habitat houses from countries around the world without leaving beautiful Southwest Georgia and is a popular destination for school field trips, scouts, youth groups, senior group travelers and tour planners.
The Global Village & Discovery Center is a valued addition to the rich cultural and historical attractions of the area and destination on the SAM Shortline Excursion Train route, which also includes President Jimmy Carter’s home and museum in Plains and his boyhood farm in Archery, among other historic sites.
Location and contact information
721 West Church St.
Americus, GA 31709
Phone: 1-800-422-4828, ext. 7937 (toll-free)
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. year-round
Saturday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. March 3 to Nov. 17
Grounds must be cleared by closing.
The Global Village & Discovery Center is closed most holidays and holiday weekends, including Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Nov. 26-27 for Thanksgiving and Dec. 24-25 for Christmas.
Call to request extended hours. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Extended hours are subject to staffing limitations.
Tours with less than 10 visitors require no reservation. Individual donations welcome. Admission charges apply for groups of 10 or more. Call or email for group rates.
In our booklet “Meeting Georgia Performance Standards,” the Global Village & Discovery Center lists tie-ins between the center and Georgia Performance Standards. To obtain the booklet, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-422-4828, ext. 7937.
Title I discount
We offer reduced admission for Title I schools. Ask about the discount when booking your tour.
Habitat for Humanity invites you to participate in the Buy a Brick, Build a Legacy program. When you buy a brick, you are helping Habitat build even more houses with people around the world in need of safe, decent and affordable housing.
With your donation of $100 or more, Habitat for Humanity will inscribe a brick in the Donor Recognition Plaza at the main entrance to the Global Village & Discovery Center with your name or the name of someone you would like to honor and send you on official certificate of recognition.
Contact us if you have questions about the donation process, would like to donate by phone or if you would like to learn where your brick is located in the Donor Recognition Plaza.