When you’re ready to leave the busyness of daily life, head to Moultrie to take in the friendly hospitality that this quaint town has to offer.
Visitors are immediately drawn to Downtown Moultrie, where the famed Colquitt County Courthouse stands as a focal point. Voted the “Prettiest Courthouse in Georgia,” the historic courthouse stands prominently in the picturesque downtown district, including historical sites, public green space for relaxing, and an abundance of boutiques, gifts shops, antiques, and home furnishing shops.
Downtown Moultrie’s locally-owned small businesses include Charlsie Blue, Blue Willow Boutique, The Flossy Peach, Forever Southern Boutique, Hallie’s Place, Cranford Jewelry Store, Dustmade, Everything Special and More, Main Street Galleria, Market on the Square, and Sid’s Antiques & Gift.
Located outside the downtown area is Tallokas Road, a gift, garden, and home store filled with those hard-to-find, ordinary gifts for family and friends. While on Tallokas Road, stop by Joe Kem’s Market, where a large selection of Georgia Grown products are available, along with tasty grab-and-go barbecue to enjoy as you continue your Moultrie adventure.
If you need an early morning jolt or afternoon pick-me-up, Beans and Strings offers an assortment of hot and cold drinks. Mama D’s Sweet Shop will help you satisfy that sweet tooth. Almond cake with raspberry filling, caramel pecan pound cake, and don’t forget banana pudding, a southern favorite. Mama D’s also has plenty of quick breakfast and lunch items on the menu.
Venture outside the downtown area to JoJo’s Simply Eats or Dalton’s for some southern comfort favorites. If you’re craving authentic Mexican dishes, Armando’s Tacos & Grill and Margarita’s Tex-Mex Bar & Grill are top choices.
For history buffs, a visit to the Museum of Colquitt County History is a must. However, if you want to discover your own family’s back-story, the Ellen Payne Odom Genealogical Library, located in the Moultrie Public Library, offers an expansive collection of genealogical, ethnic, and historical records.
Tucked away in the former Moultrie High School building, the Colquitt County Arts Center is a landmark for the artistic community. The center offers extensive programming in the visual, performing, and literacy arts. From an Elvis Tribute Concert to Open Mic Night and a Splash Paint and Sip workshop, the arts center sponsors creative and entertaining shows and events to pique the interest of residents and visitors to Moultrie. Housing special collections, the galleries also host a rotation of displays showcasing local, regional, and world-renowned exhibits throughout the year.
After a day of exploring, make plans to relax at Gin Creek, the local vineyard, which offers wine tasting by appointment.
When a day trip is not enough, travel down a magnolia- and oak-lined street and discover the Barber-Tucker House. Just a few blocks from the downtown district, this historic bed and breakfast is filled with antiques and fine linens. The large wrap-around porch is perfect for relaxing with a glass of sweet tea or peach lemonade while snacking on fresh-baked treats.
Owners Melanie and Michael Limbach serve as gracious hosts to ensure guests have a memorable stay. There are many reasons to love the Barber-Tucker House, including beautifully appointed guestrooms, each with ample space, along with comfortable common areas located throughout the house. However, the reason that will have you coming back, again and again, is the freshly prepared breakfast that often includes the Barber-Tucker House signature blueberry and cream cheese stuffed French toast with blackberry honey from local Week’s Honey. The perfect place for a wedding or special event