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Shannon Bradley Byers is known as the Paranormal Genealogist and has done countless hours of research on the history of the family and the home.  Her efforts have dug up much information formerly unknown about the family and the plantation.  She is our resident historian and typically leads the historic tours that are given on a monthly basis from Spring to Fall.  She, along with husband David, also share the paranormal experiences they've had with ghosts of the home.  And every October they conduct a paranormal investigation at the house to fundraise for the preservation of the home.

Clean Up Days

Mrs. Janis Sawyer, wife of a former Mayor of Lilburn, is the person responsible for saving the Wynne-Russell home from destruction. She did much of the research on the family and property in order to get the house designated as a National Historic Home in 1975.  Around the same time, she led the effort to rebuild and restore the home with help from members of the Lilburn Women's Club and many other volunteers from the Lilburn Community.  

Home today

Home in 1960

Historic Tours

​Meet the ladies who love this house!​​​


Meeting and Event Rental Information

The Wynne-Russell House, built in 1826, is on the Registry of Historic Places and is a pristine example of “Plantation Plain” architectural style of the upper Piedmont region.  The interior floors, walls and fireplaces are original and largely untouched by modern finishing. The site also includes a family cemetery.  The home is located at 4684 Wynne-Russell Drive in Lilburn.   Tours are free and donations to the Lilburn Community Partnership which maintains the house are welcomed.

2nd Wednesday of every month from 5pm-6pm

Open to the public. 

​​Ongoing Activities


2nd Saturday of every month from 10 am - Noon

June - September in 2017

​Shannon Bradley Byers and Janis Sawyer


​​​​Archaeologic Dig 2017​​


Historic Wynne-Russell House

Preservation Commitee Meeting

Mrs. Sawyer passing the torch and tons of information to Shannon this spring.

Home at the start of restoration 1975

Funds donated and collected at events benefit the repair and maintenance of the Wynne-Russell Historical House. Donations to the Lilburn Community Partnership are tax deductible. Consider making an online donation today.  We welcome your support of our community treasure.

First and Third Tuesdays of each month at 10 AM

Volunteers are always welcome.

The Wynne-Russell House is available for rental for small groups such as meetings, showers, and family gatherings.  It is also ideal for photo shoots and filming. The downstairs great room will accommodate 30 with chairs and 20-25 with tables set up.   Week day rentals are $50 for three-hour rental and $25 for each additional hour.  Week-end rentals are $75 for three hours and $25 for each additional hour. 

Non-profits and HOAs can rent the venue for $25 per meeting on week nights, excluding Friday.

 Rates for special events and usages that involve more than 30 with plans to use the grounds are available on request.  The historic home does not accommodate wheelchairs.  Contact:

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