Looking for an off-the-beaten-path stop? Plan a visit to this eccentric compound hidden out in rural Georgia. Pasaquan is the perfect pitstop on any road trip through the southeast United States.
This trippy destination offers time to stretch your legs and appreciate individual uniqueness. Adults and kids can roam freely and will be entranced with the bright colors and eccentric architecture. Plan to spend over an hour here before getting back on the road.
About St. EOM and Pasaquan
Eddie Owens Martin had a vision and created Pasaquan starting in the late 1950s. He had a troubled childhood and left home for New York City at the age of 14. While in New York, he made money as street hustler, bartender, gambler and drag queen. He later gave fortunetelling a try at age 37. His mom became ill, so he returned to Georgia. He then started his art of Pasaquan.
CNN called Pasaquan one of “16 Intriguing Things to See and Do in the U.S. in 2016.”
Martin also changed his name to St. EOM (pronounced Ohm). He worked on Pasaquan for 30 years, where he created many buildings, murals, and even a dance circle. Unfortunately, Martin committed suicide after many years of illness. But his vision lives on thanks to a few organizations for preserving the site.
Quick anatomy lesson for the books
Just a heads up…if you have little kids in tow, be prepared to possibly give them an anatomy lesson. Much of the art at Pasaquan features nude body parts. Very beautifully displayed!
When to visit
Open to the public on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is free to visit but there is a suggested contribution: $10 Adults, $5 Seniors, $3 Students
*Update* For all my festival goers.Live music, Art market, and FREE camping. For more info visit Pasaquan-pasafest_eventbrite.com
Closed during federal and bank holidays and the months of December and July. You can arrange a tour but it is not necessary.