One of the Coolest Antique Stores in the country can be visited in Clarkesville, Georgia.

Things To Do Near Helen

Helen, Georgia is a neat little Bavarian Town that has positioned itself as a destination for tourists. Helen is only an hour and a half from the heart of Atlanta which makes for a perfect road trip from the city.

If you’re coming from the east, Greenville, SC is only an hour and 45 minutes away from Helen. If you’re wanting to visit from the south, Athens is less than 1 and a half hours away.

This makes Helen, Ga the perfect day trip for those wanting to visit a really unique German-themed town.

Helen, Georgia is Georgia’s 3rd most visited city despite the fact that its population only has 430 residents in its 2.1 square miles. 

There is a lot of cool things to see and do in Helen.

You can see what TripAdvisor suggests HERE.

No matter which direction you’re traveling from, stopping in Clarkesville, GA either in route to Helen or heading back home is an absolute must.

Clarkesville is only 15 miles southeast of Helen and home to a bunch of neat shops and delicious restaurants in their quaint downtown.

What makes stopping in Clarkesville an absolute must is the Miles Through Time Automotive Museum which is located in an old textile mill and inside of Vintage Garage Antiques. The museum is a 501c3 nonprofit with over 100 years of automotive history on display.

Inside the museum, you’ll everything from Model T’s and A’s to muscle cars, military vehicles, and even a concept car. Plus, there are motorcycles, pedal cars, vintage bikes, trains, planes, and more. The museum changes frequently so this will be a place you’ll want to visit often.

Another thing that makes Miles through Time so neat is that it is actually located inside of Vintage Garage Antiques. While nothing is for sale inside the museum and serves to preserve and educate visitors. The antique market is full of vintage treasures, collectibles, and artisan items you can actually purchase.

Vintage Garage Antiques and Miles Through Time Automotive Museum is only .5 miles from downtown Clarkesville, making it only 15.6 miles from the heart of Helen and therefore a must-stop on your Bavarian trip.

When you pull into the Old Clarkesville Mill head straight towards the back where you’ll see a 1962 VW Beetle 15′ up in the air.  You’ll then enter through the HUGE teal doors next to the yard art display with a 47 Chevy and a 51 Nash.

You can visit all year long, every day of the week from 10 to 5.


583 Grant St.
Clarkesville, GA 30523

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