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 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; […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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’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 […]
Travelers Rest was the plantation home of Devereaux Jarrett, the richest man in the Tugaloo Valley. Jarrett bought the site in 1833 and made it the center of his thriving plantation.Today, visitors receive a guided tour of the plantation home which includes a small petroglyph stone thought to be of prehistoric origins.
Petroglyphs & Giant Ground Sloth Fossil Exhibits View of the Forsyth petroglyph at the University of Georgia. (Courtesy Flickr) Visitors to the University of Georgia in Athens will find two petroglyph boulders on the campus grounds. One is located next to the Museum of Art. The other is within an enclosed garden at the School […]
The International Garden, located adjacent the Visitor Center, portrays the interrelationship between people and plants within the context of three eras that have significantly influenced the evolution of botanical gardens—the Middle Ages, the Age of Exploration and the Age of Conservation.The Age of Conservation, a subject of great concern today, is explored in the Threatened […]
Not accessible to the public, this earthen mound is the scenic focus of the west end of the Nacoochee Valley. Built by the Indians during the Mississippian Period, it was partially excavated in 1915. A report suggested it to be the de Soto site of Guaxule. Subsequent archaeological interpretations do not agree. The mound may […]
This Exhibit Is No Longer Open. The Information Below is For Archival/Historical Purposes Only. The first inhabitants of the state of Georgia are linked to aviation through the ground they shared with what is now Robins Air Force Base. Scattered throughout the Base’s 8,722 acres are some 36 archeological sites proving that Native Americans occupied […]