Welcome to Ashantilly!


The Ashantilly Center, known as “Old Tabby,” was the mainland home of Thomas Spalding, early Georgia planter, legislator, and McIntosh County landowner. The original home, circa 1820, burned in 1937, and the current house was an ongoing project of the Haynes family. Today, the Ashantilly Center is a non-profit educational and cultural historic site, organized and founded by William G. Haynes, Jr. Mr. Haynes was an artist, small letterpress printer (The Ashantilly Press), and environmentalist. His legacy, the Ashantilly Center, hosts cultural and historic events and workshops.

The mission of the Ashantilly Center, Inc. is to organize and implement a program of conservation, including Ashantilly property and its legacy, to provide a vehicle for continuing education, scientific advancement and charitable endeavor which focus on the natural and built environments integral to the Georgia Coast.

The Center is only open during Events. Individuals or groups can arrange a tour of both the house and print shop by calling (912.437.4473) or emailing (ashantillycenter@gmail.com).

Ashantilly News

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The Old Tabby at Christmas

What People Say

We loved our visit to Ashantilly! It was unlike any place we’ve ever been!

— Vicky and Tim

Special Educational Opportunities

Enroll now in our latest Native Gardens series.

The Ashantilly Press

A family tradition at Ashantilly.

Native Gardening

Learn about the wild botanicals of the Georgia coast.

Seasonal Events

All year long, there’s something fun and educational at Ashantilly.

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The Ashantilly Center is a 501c(3) non-profit corporation. Please consider donating. Your tax deductible gift is very much appreciated and helps us provide ongoing educational and environmental programs. Checks may be made to Ashantilly Center, Inc., 15591 Highway 99, PO Box 1449, Darien, GA 31305. Or please donate securely online below: