Habitat for Humanity Global Village & Discovery Center

Global Village & Discovery Center

At the Global Village & Discovery Center, you can learn how Habitat for Humanity International works in partnership with families everywhere to eliminate poverty housing.

The 6-acre village is a unique way to see life-size Habitat houses from countries around the world without leaving beautiful Southwest Georgia and is a popular destination for school field trips, scouts, youth groups, senior group travelers and tour planners.

The Global Village & Discovery Center is a valued addition to the rich cultural and historical attractions of the area and destination on the SAM Shortline Excursion Train route, which also includes President Jimmy Carter’s home and museum in Plains and his boyhood farm in Archery, among other historic sites.

Location and contact information

721 West Church St.
Americus, GA 31709
Phone: 1-800-422-4828, ext. 7937 (toll-free)
Email: gvdc@habitat.org

Hours

Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Open on Saturdays from March to November. Hours: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Grounds must be cleared by closing.

The Global Village & Discovery Center is closed most holiday weekends, including:

  • New Year’s Day, Jan. 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving, Nov. 24-25, 2016
  • Christmas, Dec. 23-26, 2016

Requested donation and reservations

For groups of 10 visitors or fewer:
Adults – $4
Students/Seniors (over 65) – $3

For groups of more than 10, contact us for rates and please book reservations two weeks in advance, if possible.

Educators

In our booklet “Meeting Georgia Performance Standards,” the Global Village & Discovery Center lists tie-ins between the center and Georgia Performance Standards. To obtain the booklet, email gvdc@habitat.org or call 1-800-422-4828, ext. 7937.

Donate

Habitat for Humanity invites you to participate in the Buy a Brick, Build a Legacy program. When you buy a brick, you are helping Habitat build even more houses with people around the world in need of safe, decent and affordable housing.

With your donation of $100 or more, Habitat for Humanity will inscribe a brick in the Donor Recognition Plaza at the main entrance to the Global Village & Discovery Center with your name or the name of someone you would like to honor and send you on official certificate of recognition.

Contact us if you have questions about the donation process, would like to donate by phone or if you would like to learn where your brick is located in the Donor Recognition Plaza.

Please donate now

Families who partner with Habitat for Humanity are extremely grateful for your help.