Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

New Manchester Days

Saturday and Sunday
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016 (9 AM to 5 PM)
Sunday, Jun 26, 2016 - Jun 27, 2016 (9 AM to 5 PM)

This two-day living history event will bring to life the New Manchester Community that prospered up to the Civil War. Visit an authentic Civil War-era encampment and, take a historical tour to the New Manchester Mill, and learn about Civil War-era uniforms and firearms during black powder demonstrations and infantry drilling.

Experience the 151th anniversary of the capture of the five-story new Manchester textile mill. Visit a Union campaign-style encampment. There will also be a candlelight hike to the New Manchester mill on Saturday, June 25 from 8:00PM-10:00PM. $5 ages 6+; space is limited.

Parking fee: $5
Event Phone: 770-732-5871

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Location
Sweetwater Creek State Park
1750 Mount Vernon Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 33.753783 | W -084.639000

Take I-20 west from Atlanta, exit #44 at Thornton Road, turn left and go ΒΌ mile. Turn right on Blairs Bridge Road. After 2 miles, turn left on Mount Vernon Road and proceed to the park.


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