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A Winter Holiday in 1905

Each month this winter, we are featuring a winter vacation related item.  In December, we featured a 1906 brochure about a winter resort in South Carolina called The Court Inn.  This month, we are featuring a 1905 Hampton Terrace Brochure.

Hampton Terrace, Augusta, GA.*  Hampton Terrace Brochure, 1905, Hampton Terrace.

Hampton Terrace was a winter resort located near the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia.*  The hotel had three hundred rooms and accommodated up to five hundred guests.  The bedrooms at Hampton Terrace were "of generous size, amply furnished, having closets six feet square" and each room included a telephone capable of long distance calls.  There were six suites which included a parlor, dining room, two bedrooms, and a bathroom.  Connecting rooms were also available.

Those vacationing at the hotel could play golf on an eighteen-hole golf course, hunt, or fish in the nearby lakes and streams.  There was also a flower garden for guests to walk through.  For an extra cost, horses and vehicles were available from the stable.  To entertain guests inside the hotel, there was a dancing hall, sun parlors, billiard tables, and a music room with an orchestra.  Other activities included tennis, shuffleboard, and ping-pong.

Hampton Terrace Brochure is located in the Trade Literature Collection at the National Museum of American History Library.  Take a look at Galaxy of Images to see more from this brochure, including views of both the interior and exterior of Hampton Terrace.

Check back in February to read about another winter resort of the past!

-Alexia MacClain

*Based on the brochure, we thought Hampton Terrace was located in Augusta, Georgia, but after some research we're not quite sure (  Do any of our readers know which state the resort really called home?  Was it Georgia or South Carolina?  (edited 1/19/2012)


  1. Sally Condo

    My grandmother had told me tat Hampton Terrace used to be an accommodation of the highest rank back in those times. I am curious to visit what have remained.

  2. Believe it or not Sally, Hampton Terrace was a class of it own

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