Experience the historic contributions of the 63rd Army Air Forces Contract Pilot School during World War II. The museum is part of the school campus, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can explore the barracks and other rooms containing the story of the 63rd and its efforts to quickly train pilots for the war effort. Museum hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Heritage Station serves Douglas and Coffee County as a local museum, satellite tourism information center and as the home of the Whistle Stop Souvenir Shop. The museum showcases the history of the railroad and its impacts on the development of Douglas and Coffee County. Whistle Stop is a great place to find locally made products, regional art and other local souvenirs. General admission is $1 for the museum. Open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Discover one-of-a-kind items and special surprises at locally owned specialty stores, boutiques, and antique shops. When the shopping is done, grab a bite or a drink at one of our restaurants, coffee shops or cafes. The Central Square in downtown anchors this hub of commerce and culture in Coffee County.
The Martin Centre opened in 1940 and closed in 1970 after years serving as a movie theater. It was recently restored to its art deco splendor and now serves as a performing arts center and a cultural hub in downtown Douglas. Catch national touring acts and other shows and events at The Martin Centre. The theater holds up to 750 people and is available to rent for events.
The Paulk family has farmed in the Wray, Georgia area for six generations, producing everything from row crops to a variety of fruits. Since 1970, muscadine and scuppernong vines have been a staple. The more than 600 acres of vines now support a thriving winery touted as the “largest muscadine vineyard in the world.” The South is known for its muscadine wines and Paulk Vineyards has been awarded for having some of the best. The tasting room is just a short drive from Douglas and provides a chance for guests to try the wine or pick up an assortment of other locally made products. The tasting room is open Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rockin’ 8 Cinemas is a locally owned and operated movie theater with eight screens that shows everything from the newest, hottest blockbusters to classic films. Theaters include full surround sound, stadium-style seating and high-definition screens. Group events are available. Showtimes are available on the theater’s website.
An Italianate mansion and local architectural treasure circa 1914, the Ashley-Slater House is home to our city offices. Visitors are invited to explore the home, which features an original mural, antique furnishings, and a collection of family items including WWI memorabilia, love letters, and photos. Tours are available by appointment.