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GeoTour History Trail - Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites


History Trail gopherPlay Our Game With New Surprises!

Sleuth across the Peach State as you visit 14 historic sites, solving clues along the way. Only by answering questions about Georgia’s history will you be able to open the combination lock to each cache. Inside, you’ll find collector cards that you can trade with friends or turn in for custom pathtags. Our new game can be played with or without a GPS device.

So now everybody can "Get Out. Get Dirty. And Get Fit"® in a Georgia State Historic Site today!
 




HOW TO PLAY
Go to www.geocaching.com/adventures/geotours/georgiahistorytrail, create a log-in and find GPS coordinates and more information for the 14 Georgia State Parks History Trail locations. To get started, pick your favorite participating historic site or historic state park.

Download this GeoTour: You can download all the caches in this GeoTour and save it directly to your GPS device. Most newer devices allow you to copy the file directly to the internal memory of your GPS device using a cable provided by the manufacturer.

Remember that hours of operation and admission fees vary at all locations.  Many sites are open only a few days each week.  You must visit when the site is open to the public, and admission fees are required. Time of operation is posted on each historic site page on GeorgiaStateParks.org.

Start your search and locate one or all caches using a hand–held GPS unit. In this game, 13 caches are multi-caches and 1 is a puzzle cache. A multi-cache involves visiting two or more stages (locations) within the park or historic site, the final location being a physical container.

There are many variations, but on the Georgia History Trail, you must answer questions at each stage to determine the 4-digit lock combination for the final cache. Geocache containers are sealed ammo boxes labeled as a Georgia State Parks & Historic Site geocache.

No GPS? No problem. To play, stop by the Visitor Center for a list of clues.

After you find a cache and correctly open the combination lock, log your name and comments inside the cache. Take a History Trail Trading Card (one per person/team please) and trade a trinket of equal or greater value.

Geocache coinsThere are 5 History Groups:
      Native Americans ~ 4 trading cards
      Forts ~ 3 trading cards
      Historic Homes ~ 2 trading cards
      Plantations ~ 3 trading cards
      Museums/Battlefields ~ 2 trading cards

With trading cards, you can collect one or collect them all. You can even trade with your friends. Collect all trading cards in your History Group, turn them in to the Visitor Center and receive a custom pathtag. Collect all 5 pathtags to complete the set.

Please follow Leave No Trace guidelines – GeorgiaStateParks.org/LeaveNoTrace

Log back into www.geocaching.com to tell of your experience and brag about your find!



CATEGORIES
   Geocache History Trail MapNative American:
       Chief Vann House Historic Site
       Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site
       Kolomoki Mounds State Park
       New Echota Historic Site

   Forts:
       Fort King George Historic Site
       Fort McAllister State Park
       Fort Morris Historic Site

   Historic Homes:
       A.H. Stephens State Park
       Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site

   Plantations:
       Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
       Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
       Wormsloe State Historic Site

   Museums & Battlefields:
       Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site
       Picketts Mill Battlefield Historic Site
 



SAMPLE QUESTION
To get the combination to each cache, you’ll need to answer questions along the way. Here’s a sample from Kolomoki Mounds Park in Blakely.

How to play:
This is a 4-stage multi cache. You must visit each stage posted in the additional waypoint section below. At each stage you will gather a part of the 4-digit combination that unlocks the ammo can placed at the posted coordinates. (Inside the visitors center. Admission fee required.)

The cache is only available during museum hours: Sunday-Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 9 .a.m – 5 p.m. Closed Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. You will need 45 minutes to an hour to visit all the stages and open the cache. Paper and pen will prove useful as you gather information for the combination. This cache will be visited by new geocachers, so please do not leave trackables.

Stage 1 - How many letters are in the first word of the second sentence on the historical marker?
This number = A

Stage 2 - How many log lined burials were in the original mound at this site?
This number = B.

Stage 3 - How tall is this mound?
This number = C.

Stage 4 - Read the historic marker on the exterior wall at the entrance of the visitor center. What is the last digit in the year that this marker was placed?
This number = D.

* The combination for the lock is ABCD.
 


      



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