Ocmulgee Mounds

Ocmulgee National Monument

Located near Macon, this large mound group features a restored ceremonial earth lodge. While the Indian culture thrived here between AD 900-1150, there is evidence of at least 10,000 years of human habitation from the Ice Age hunters to the Creek Indians to an English trading post in 1690. Displays trace the history of the […]

Indian Springs State Park

This Park in Butts County surrounds the mineral springs once important to the Creek Indians. A small museum depicts the history of the area. Across U.S. 23 from the park is the Indian Springs Hotel where the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs ceding all the Creek lands in Georgia was signed. William McIntosh, who built […]

Rock Eagle effigy mound

Rock Eagle Effigy Mound

Rocks piled to a height of 10 feet form an effigy of a soaring bird 102 feet long from head to tail and 120 feet wide from wing tip to wing tip. The quartz rock effigy mound probably served as a ceremonial center for Indians in the surrounding area. A tower overlook is adjacent to […]

North Wilkes Library/Archives/Museum

North Wilkes Library/Archives /Museum – Tignall. Nine miles north of Washington, GA on Highway 17. Small museum exhibiting the history of the Broad River Valley, the earliest settled area of Georgia. Creek, Cherokee and to some extent the Chickasaw lived in this area. Internal Links:                      […]

Sapelo Shell Ring Complex

Sapelo Island Visitors Center

Human activity on Sapelo Island spans over 4000 years. The earliest inhabitants were Paleo-Indians who used the island to fish and hunt. Their legacy is evident by the numerous shell middens located throughout the island, including a shell ring 15 feet high and 200 feet in diameter. In the early 1800’s, Sapelo Island underwent significant […]

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Cumberland Island is 17.5 miles long and totals 36,415 acres of which 16,850 are marsh, mud flats, and tidal creeks. It is well known for its sea turtles, wild turkeys, wild horses, armadillos, abundant shore birds, dune fields, maritime forests, salt marshes, and historic structures. Visit Cumberland Island National Seashore for a natural experience: sun […]

Crooked River State Park

Crooked River State Park is nestled atop a bluff overlooking the Crooked River. The Park is comprised of 500 acres of Longleaf Pine, Live Oak canopies, Salt Marsh and forests of Pine, Sweet Gum, Southern Bay, Southern Magnolia and Palmetto. These ecosystems provide habitat for a wide variety of resident and migratory birds such as; […]

Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park

Located on Highway 17 in Glynn County, this roadside park contains a pavilion dedicated to telling the history of the coastal areas of Georgia. Includes several displays containing information about the Ice Age animals that once roamed the area as well as info about the native Timucua and Yamassee tribes who also inhabited the area.

Scull Shoals Indian Mounds

This site is home to several Indian Mounds dating from A.D. 1250- 1500. Located in a 2200 acre experimental forest, Scull Shoals also contains an extinct industrial town. You can visit the ruins of the town and the Indian mounds by following walking trails located in the park. Other Links: Official Website: The Friends of […]

Discovering Stone Mountain Museum

In Stone Mountain Park’s Memorial Hall, you’ll find the Discovering Stone Mountain Museum, where visitors can enjoy a great view of the carving and an intriguing chronological journey from Stone Mountain’s past to its present including information about the Native Americans who once occupied this area. Official Web Site The Native Americans are associated with […]

Carlos Museum

The Carlos Museum’s collection of art of the ancient Americas is substantial, consisting of more than 1,900 pieces: over 1,300 from the William C. and Carol W. Thibadeau collection and nearly 500 from the Laurence C. and Cora W. Witten II Collection. The Museum is fortunate in the breadth and depth of the collection as […]

Fernbank Museum

Fernbank’s signature exhibition, A Walk Through Time in Georgia, tells the two-fold story of Georgia’s natural history and the development of our planet. Sixteen galleries combine with theaters and dioramas to explain this complex and fascinating story. Explore the natural history of Georgia and the story of our planet as you journey through lifelike geographic regions and […]

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