The Sacred Harp Headquarters and Museum at Oak Grove Road, Carrollton, Georgia, was built on land donated by the Denney Family. This building contains a large meeting room, offices, guest bedroom and bath, kitchen, and room for historic songbooks and memorabilia.
The Headquarters and Museum features a growing collection of Sacred Harp and other shape note songbooks, histories, and recent academic research, minutes, periodicals, and scrapbooks. Anyone who wants to preserve irreplaceable books is encouraged to donate them to the Museum for safe-keeping. A fireproof storage cabinet for the rarest items was added recently.
Visiting the Sacred Harp Headquarters and Museum
The Sacred Harp Headquarters and Museum is a lovely vacation site, and makes an excellent addition to a trip to a West Georgia Sacred Harp singing.
The museum is open by appointment only. To inquire about visiting, e-mail John Plunkett, chairman of the board of the Sacred Harp Publishing Co.
At the Museum you can:
- Peruse copies of extremely rare Sacred Harp books and other shape note songbooks,
- Explore the library and our collection of books about Sacred Harp history,
- Listen to and watch audio and video recordings of hundreds of singings,
- See detailed scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings from Sacred Harp events through the ages.
Directions to the Museum
From Carrollton, take U.S. 27 South out of the city and past the 166 Bypass 2 miles to Oak Grove Road, on your right. Turn right onto Oak Grove Road and the Sacred Harp Headquarters and Museum building and land will be on your left.
You can also use this map of Oak Grove Road from Google Maps.
We look forward to your coming to see us. Bring the family! Several hotels are conveniently close to our Museum in Carrollton and the immediate vicinity.