Covington is one of the oldest cities in Georgia and to this day is still surrounded by beautiful pre-Civil War, antebellum architecture. One of the grandest pieces of Southern architecture that is still standing in Covington is the Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast.
Today this home is a beautifully renovated bed and breakfast; years ago it was one of the largest antebellum homes in Covington, attracting everyone near and far to admire it. Even after a renovation, The Twelve Oaks has still kept its Southern charm and antebellum flare – along with other things.
The Civil War era will forever be within this home; yet not for reasons you would first think. Ghosts. Ghosts live among the walls to this day in Twelve Oaks. There are two ghosts that the Twelve Oaks is mainly familiar with: “The Lady of the House” and “The General.” “The Lady of the House” in Twelve Oaks is believed to have died in 1864 after losing her children. This ghost wanders around the large antebellum home and has even “spoken” with a medium, or someone who can communicate with a ghost, before, letting on that she knows the other ghost in the house and that he is “The General.”
Mediums are not the only people who have encountered these ghosts either. The owners of The Twelve Oaks have shared several experiences that they have had with the ghosts. One day, one of the owners was alone in the house and heard footsteps upstairs. He simply believed the footsteps belonged to his fiancée – until he heard her car pull into the driveway. He rushed upstairs to see if there was anyone there and found no one.
If you are interested in meeting “The Lady of the House” or “The General,” book a night or two’s stay at Covington’s most famous Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast. This beautiful mansion is a piece of Covington’s history and tells a story all its own through the grand architecture and the stories within its Civil War era walls.