Popular attractions in Northwest Georgia are beginning to re-open their doors to the public in these days of coronavirus.

Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden in Summerville officially re-opened back in early May. The former home of late folk artist Howard Finster features 300 feet of outdoor gallery space, asserts Tina Cox, the Executive Director of the Paradise Garden Foundation, who also says that Howard Finster left behind a legacy of faith that resonates today.

Steps have been taken to ensure all guests’ safety when they visit the Garden, adds Cox. These include the installment of an outdoor handwashing station, one-way tours of the garden and implementation of tape marks to encourage social distancing throughout indoor space. Guests are requested to wear face coverings, as well.

Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden is open to the public each Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am until 5 pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. More information (such as some details about overnight accommodations) may be obtained at www.paradisegardenfoundation.org, as well as via the organization’s social media outlets.

Georgia Museums, Inc, whose family of museums include the Booth Western Art Museum and Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, announced earlier in the week that they will soon re-open – first to members on Saturday, June 13th and then to the general public on Saturday, June 20th.