Cairo, Georgia: Folk Art: Pope's Store Museum

Laura Pope Forester filled her yard and covered her house with folk art from 1943-1973, using everything from wagon wheels to sewing machine parts. Currently being restored. Also in the yard: a Forester statue of Douglas MacArthur.
192 Pope's Store Rd, Cairo, GA
From downtown Cairo drive north on Hwy 93 for 4.5 miles. Bear right onto Hwy 111. Drive 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Pope's Store Rd. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see the house on the right. Private property; visible from the road.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Folk Art: Pope's Store Museum

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Folk Art: Pope's Store Museum

Home of folk artist Laura Pope Forester, which was a museum from 1943-1973 before again becoming a private residence. While it is currently being refurbished, statues of icons such as Douglas MacArthur and Martha Barry are easily visible from the road. Also visible is the balcony and artistry she created from wagon wheels and sewing machine parts.

[Michelle Dean, 12/14/2017]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Tallahassee Automobile MuseumTallahassee Automobile Museum, Tallahassee, FL - 34 mi.
Yard WhalesYard Whales, Tallahassee, FL - 35 mi.
Radium Springs GardensRadium Springs Gardens, Albany, GA - 38 mi.
In the region:
Giant Peanut Silo Mural, Colquitt, GA - 36 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

January 18, 2018

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Georgia Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Weeki Wachee, Weeki Wachee, Florida (Jan 15-21, 2018)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now