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Come for an afternoon of Renaissance enchantment!

Hours & Tickets

Open Hours: 

Most Saturdays & Sundays

Entrance from 10:00 to 2:00pm

Closed at 3:00pm

Uhuburg will be closed on Sept 30 and Oct 28 for private events.

Click the "Get Tickets" button below to view available dates and other closures on our ticket calendar.

General Admission Tickets:

Adults: $35

Seniors 65+: $30

Children ages 3-12: $25

Ages 0-3: Free

Military: $30

General Admission

General Admission tickets grant access into Uhuburg's courtyard to enjoy the outdoor grounds, castle walls, lookout tower and gardens at your personal pace and choice of arrival/departure time during open hours (Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 3:00pm) on your ticket date. Last entry is one hour before closing. Tickets are transferable to other dates.

In addition to exploring on your own, we recommend joining our guided tours:

1. Highlights of Uhuburg:  Learn about our favorite features and hear some stories with Bob or Naomi. Focused on murals, architectural features and the gardens, this tour is about 45 minutes and is a great opportunity to ask questions as well as learn.

Departs from the Red Gates at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30.

2. Great Hall & Indoor Tropical Atrium:  Experience Uhuburg's indoor celebration spaces with a docent and hear about highlights of the Great Hall and Tropical Atrium.

Departs twice an hour from the back of the Great Hall on the quarter hours (10:15, 10:45, 11:15, 11:45,12:15, etc.). Ten to fifteen minutes in duration.

For more information, scroll through the rest of this page, review our homepage, and check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Experiencing Uhuburg

The Castle's unique features are worth a visit in itself and there's plenty more to see and do throughout our open air grounds! Whether admiring the 360° view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from atop the Tower and walls or pondering the meaning of life amongst the philosophy murals, Uhuburg has something for you.

Walk the Grounds

Visit vistas along the Wall Walk
See the Philosophical Murals
Contemplate at the Zen Garden
Step up into t
he Lookout Tower
Enjoy nearly 2 acres of Courtyards

Excerpt fron Shinto mural painted by Mary Pratt

Guided Tours

Join a tour with Bob or Naomi about architectural features and philosophical murals. Tours begin at every half hour and start at the Red Gates.
10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30


See Uhuburg's interior: Join a tour through the Great Hall and into the indoor Tropical Atrium! Offered twice per hour.

Explore the Gardens

Carnivorous Bog
​Native Garden
Produce Garden
Greenhouse
Ponds (with frogs & coi!)

Uhuburg Roses by Judy Host

Note: Not all areas are open to the public all the time due to maintenance, weather, private uses and special events.

Need to Know Information

Please review the following information to know what to expect on your visit:

  • Guests tour Uhuburg in a museum style format, experiencing various features and areas at your own pace with options of guided tours. We recommend joining the two guided tours offered (the grounds at large and interior event spaces) and exploring the rest of the grounds on your own before and/or after (upper wall walk, Lookout Tower, greenhouse, etc).

  • Bottled water is available on the shuttle for cash purchase.

  • Docents (guides) can be found around the grounds to answer questions and share information.

  • Suggested time for a visit is 1.5 to 2 hours.

  • Pets are not allowed on the grounds at this time.

  • Guests will park at our lower level and take the Uhuburg shuttle up to the grounds and back again at the end of your visit. Uhuburg staff are stationed at the lower level. Personal belongings in vehicles are left at your own risk.

  • Our statues are that of a classic nature and some celebrate the human body.

  • Please enjoy the grounds by looking instead of touching and please leave no trace. We ask guests to stay on the paths and in designated areas for the public.

    • Guests will be escorted off the grounds without refund if climbing on statues or castle walls, defacing mural artwork or any castle structures, causing damage to garden plantings, or entering ponds

Location & Logistics
Compass on map

Location

571 Ridge Road

Helen, GA  30545, USA

Tips for finding us

Car Park

Parking

Parking is available at our lower level off of Ridge Road. A shuttle bus will take visitors up to the castle from this parking area.

Wheelchair Access Crosswalk

Accessibility

The castle grounds and walls are partially wheelchair accessible. An ADA compliant bathroom is available in the Great Hall. More information is in our FAQ's.

Finding Our Entrance

We are located at 571 Ridge Road in Helen, Georgia, USA. Look for red and white flags marking our entrance on the day of your visit (flags are only out during open hours). The castle is not visible from the road and we do not yet have permanent signage up. The driveway is on the South side of Ridge Road, about half a mile from either end of the road, and is also marked with a 571 mailbox. After turning into our entrance, slowly proceed through the green metal gates under the watchful eye of an owl statue mounted on a cairn. Uhuburg staff will greet you and direct you to parking.

Driving Directions

571 Ridge Road in Helen, GA

From Downtown Helen:

Head west on N Main St/Unicoi Turnpike. Drive past Betty's Country Store and take the next Left onto Hambly Street. Cross the river and take the first right onto Escowee Drive. After 0.6 miles, take the uphill left fork onto Ridge Road. After about a half mile, look for our entrance on the left.

From points South & Southwest:

From route 129, head north on route 75a for about 8 miles. Turn right onto Ridge Road for about 1 mile. Look for our entrance on the right.

Bookings, Accommodations & Events
Twilight at the Castle by Eddie Tapp.jpg

Uhuburg as a Venue
Now accepting bookings for special events Learn more

Photoshoot at Uhuburg by Jesssica Wilson.jpg

Photoshoots
The Castle is calling for your fairytale photoshoot See More

3rd Floor Guest Chamber

Accommodations
Multiple castle chambers are almost ready for overnight stay. Details tbd

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