andalusia from the road

Exciting Upcoming Events!

Flannery O'Connor Birthday Celebration!

Join us Saturday, March 23rd!

Andalusia will offer free tours all day, with each guided tour beginning on the half hour!

At noon (12PM) guests will gather to sing Happy Birthday and enjoy cake in the Interpretive Center. Reservations are not required and all are welcome to share in the festivities!

Colin Cutler & Hot Pepper Jam LIVE concert!

Thursday, March 21st at 6PM Andalusia will be hosting Colin Cutler & Hot Pepper Jam in the Interpretive Center's storytelling court for a LIVE concert. 

 Fresh off the album release of Tarwater, inspired by the short stories of Andalusia's Flannery O'Connor, Colin Cutler is returning to Andalusia--this time, with the band.  The appearance of Colin Cutler & Hot Pepper Jam will mark the opening of the new Story Telling Court event space at Andalusia, just days before Flannery's birthday.

A happy marriage of Cutler's scholarly and creative interests, Tarwater has been presented by Colin with Georgia College's National Endowment of the Humanities Institute on O'Connor and the De Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at Notre Dame.   

Meanwhile, the album has released to wide critical approval from the music industry, while the last year has seen Colin Cutler and Hot Pepper Jam playing across the Southeast, with appearances at Merlefest, Shakori Hills Grassroots, the Susquehanna Folk Festival, Antlers and Acorns Songwriters Festival, and the Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival.

Don't miss this exciting and FREE music event! Colin Cutler & Hot Pepper Jam will also be performing at Buffington's in Milledgeville that evening, 9-11PM. 

A Night about Louis

Louis Cline was Flannery O'Connor's uncle, and was co-owner of Andalusia farms. His importance is evident through surviving farm records and Flannery's correspondence. He spent much of his time here at Andalusia, and made the farm his home as he traveled between Atlanta and Milledgeville for work.

Join various members of the family for a zoom chat to talk about Louis Cline, who he was as a man, and the impact he had here at Andalusia farms.  This zoom will be live at 7pm on March 25th, in celebration of Flannery O'Connor's 99th birthday. 

CLICK HERE to join the zoom! 


Home of Flannery O’Connor from 1951-1964

First settled in 1814, Andalusia was a cotton plantation and farm until it was purchased by Flannery’s uncle, Dr. Bernard Cline in 1931. During the O’Connor’s residency, the site contained 14 buildings with over 520 acres of land that was used for dairy and beef farming. Following a diagnosis of Lupus in 1951 at just 25 years old, Flannery moved to Andalusia to live under the care of her mother, Regina Cline O’Connor. During the 13 years she lived at Andalusia, she completed her 2 novels and 32 short stories centered around the American southern gothic genre. The farm’s environment influenced the setting of many of her writings and the people of Milledgeville often inspired her characters.

Following her death in 1964, the farm remained in the care of the family until 2003 when it was given to a private foundation for use as a museum. In August 2017, the site was gifted to O’Connor’s alma mater, Georgia College & State University. Today, Andalusia serves as a museum whose mission is to care for, collect, interpret, and exhibit items that illustrate the history of the site during the time which Flannery O’Connor lived on the property (1951-1964).

Andalusia is open for public tours and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.  In 2019, Andalusia was listed as a "Distinctive Destination" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and in 2022 was designated as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.  

Flannery O'Connor at Andalusia (Collections, 2019.1.194)