Step back in time and enjoy one of Fayetteville’s finest historical attractions. The Greek revival antebellum house with its soaring columns has long been a city landmark. Through the years several famous families have occupied the property. Built in 1855, by the Holliday family, the house derives its name from the three main owners that dwelled there: John Stiles Holliday, a prominent physician in Fayetteville and uncle of the infamous John Henry “Doc” Holliday; Solomon Dawson Dorsey, a Colonel of the State Militia during the War Between the States who helped enlist volunteers for the Confederacy; and Robert E. Lee Fife, a former Fayetteville City Council member related to the last family to occupy the house as a residence.

It also shares an association with several well-known local historical figures such as Margaret Mitchell, Dr. Crawford Williamson Long and former Governor Dorsey.

The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum is a cooperative project of the Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority and Fayetteville Main Street Program.


Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell’s grandmother attended the Fayetteville Academy and stayed in the Holliday-Dorsey Fife House when it was used as a dormitory for the students… LearnMore»


Flag replica
An exact replica of the first flag made in Fayette County for the War Between the States in the HDF House… LearnMore»


Resident  Ghost
A ghost, believed to be John Manson Dorsey resides in the house to this day…LearnMore»

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday & Wednesday

$5 Adults
$4 Seniors & Students

Directions from Atlanta
Take Interstate 75/85 connector south through Atlanta. Stay on 75 S. toward Macon. As you approach the exit for I-285 East, get in the second lane from the right, an Exit Only Lane for State Rd. 85.

Take State 85 through Riverdale. Fayetteville is 9 miles S. of Riverdale. When you come to the courthouse square, take a right on Hwy 54 (Lanier Ave.) and immediately get in the far left hand lane. Make an immediate left hand turn into the alley-way directly behind the shops.



Nicole Gilbert


Mailing address
140 Lanier Ave. W.
GA 30214.


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Upcoming Events


March - New Exhibit "Wars Over" opens

May 16 & 17th - Living History Days - Period banjo music, the story of the Yates apple tree, demonstrations of vintage crafts and other Fayette stories. Tours of the museum with costumed docents.

September - New exhibit "Starrs Mill" opens

October 1-31 - Mourning Exhibit in the Family Room

Oct. 16-17 - Spirit tour of the Historic City Cemetery