Historic Olde Town Conyers
Olde Town Conyers offers a variety of shops and historical sites and is one of Conyers’ greatest assets. The shops, businesses, and restaurants in Olde Town keep the area full of life while preserving its vivid history. The newest addition to historic Olde Town Conyers is (e)station Conyers, a non-profit project to provide Olde Town Conyers and our community the resources for entrepreneurs and startup businesses to explore new ideas in the company of others and build opportunities for new businesses that will grow our local economy and provide new employment opportunities. Located at 909 Commercial Street the 5,000 square foot facility consists of a coworking space and an innovative business incubator.
The Pavilion, an outdoor covered facility, plays host to the Downtown Summer Series as well as private functions. Situated in the heart of the Olde Town Conyers business district, the Pavilion is the perfect location for receptions, reunions, weddings, business outings and cultural events.In the winter months, the Olde Town Pavilion is transformed into a winter wonderland when it is converted into an ice skating rink! Adjacent to the Pavilion is the Lewis Vaughn Botanical Garden. Within its inviting gates, the garden boasts beautiful landscaping, which includes many rare flowers as well as a pond fed by the City’s original water tower built in 1900. This garden is the perfect place to escape the busy hustle and bustle of the city, to read a book, or just to sit back and enjoy the beauty of nature.
The Conyers Depot is one of the favorite tourist attractions in Olde Town. The Depot, a working station until 1972, when passenger rail service between Atlanta and Augusta was stopped, now serves as the Conyers Welcome Center. This Conyers landmark is surely the heart of Conyers. Alongside the Depot is “The Dinky,” a 1905 Rogers Steam Locomotive that ran service between Conyers and the neighboring mill town of Milstead until 1961. The engine was used to haul cotton from the main line to the textile mills. It is one of only three of its kind in the world. Map of Olde Town Historic District