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Valentine's Civil War Dinner and Dance Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 5 PM to 8 PM
This is the perfect chance for history lovers to get together for an evening full of fun and great food. Stop buy for a lovely roast dinner for two, under the candlelight of a Civil War site. Includes a tour of the fort, era singing and dancing, and a nighttime cannon firing.  $50. 912-727-2339.
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Antebellum Medicine in Coastal Georgia Brunswick (73 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
One of the early owners of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, James M. Troup (1786-1849), was a doctor. Dr. Troup is set to make a return appearance at his low-country estate. He will discuss the trials and tribulations of being a doctor in this era, plus bring actual medicines and surgical equipment.  $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (62 and over), $5 for youth (6 to 17). 912-264-7333.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Brunswick (73 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
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Take an eerie journey back in time at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. As we stroll through moss laden Live Oak trees hear the stories of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here...  $15. 912-264-7333.
Sapelo Island Beach Clean Up Day and Luncheon Darien (68 Miles)
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 8 AM to 3 PM
Spend the morning cleaning up the beach as the Naturalist educates you on Sapelo Island's beach ecology and the importance of cleaning up marine debris. At noon, you will enjoy lunch at the historic Reynold’s Mansion.  The cost for this event is $18 per person, with a separate charge of $15 for the ferry. 912-485-2299.
7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Brunswick (73 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Children 10 and under are invited to bring their baskets and join in on our Easter egg hunt. There will be separate hunting areas for age groups, with games and crafts before and after the big search. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance to greet children and pose for photographs.  $5.00 Youth (6 - 17). $7.00 Senior (62 and above). $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
Scottish Heritage Days Darien (68 Miles)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 18, 2016 until Mar 20, 2016 
All ages will enjoy this showcase of Georgia’s Scottish and colonial history, with weapon demonstrations and cannon firings, re-enactors, blacksmithing, weaving, period cooking and music, and fort tours. Friday is Student Day. A battle reenactment will be 2 p.m. Saturday...  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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McAllister's Secret Freshwater Sloughs Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
There are some things on the park only we rangers know about, but it's time to change that. There are some fantastic freshwater sloughs that dot the maritime forests of Fort McAllister State Historic Park that we consider our own hidden gems...  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Easter Eggstravaganza Helena (55 Miles)
Friday, Mar 25, 2016 8:30 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 11 AM to 7 PM
On Friday there will be a flashlight egg hunt along the trail. It is for ages 1-10. Bring your own basket. On Saturday, start the Easter weekend with a rousing game of Easter bingo, followed by Easter crafts and live cute baby animals you can touch...  $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
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Easter Egg Hunt Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Come joins us in the park for an old-fashioned Easter Egg hunt in historic Fort McAllister. Bring your basket and come celebrate Easter with us. For children ages 2-12.  $1 for children 2-4 and $2 for children 5-12 $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Fourth Annual Albert Fendig - Hofwyl Plein Air Affair Brunswick (73 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Bring your plein air gear for fun and camaraderie with lots to paint in this historic setting. No prizes, no judging, just good camaraderie and big fun...  $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $7.00 Senior (62 and over) $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
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Hidden Gem: Pitcher Plant Bog Habitat Reidsville
Monday, Apr 4, 2016 until Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Would you like to see a carnivorous bug eating plant? If so come take a Ranger Guided Tour of the parks hidden gem the Pitcher Plant Bog during the months of April, May and June. This unique habitat is vital to many of the parks plants, wildlife and insect species... $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Hidden Gem 2016: Lime Sinks Millen (54 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Join a park ranger for an off-the-trail excursion around the park's series of lime sinks - learn what an lime sink is and why this part of Georgia has them. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Weapons That Made America Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Come learn about the various small arms and artillery used during this monumental era. Weapon firings will take place throughout the day. In this program we will trace the origins of gunpowder weapons from their earliest use, up through the Civil War.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Spring Fling Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities, such as programs on native wildlife, nature hikes, hayrides and more. Kids will be able to make their own craft projects to take home.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Birding Weekend at Reynold's Mansion Darien (68 Miles)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM from May 6, 2016 until May 8, 2016 
Participants will travel by ferry to Sapelo Island along Georgia’s scenic coast, enjoy birding the beaches, marshes, fields and forests of this limited access barrier island with expert birders and, overnight at the historic Reynolds Mansion.  $349 inclusive. 912-485-2299.
Memorial Day Commemoration Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, May 28, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years with a commemoration and reenactment. We'll have cannon and musket firings, Civil War-era demonstrations, and lots of family fun. 912-727-2339.
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Memorial Day Commemoration and the Site's Hidden Gem Midway (52 Miles)
Monday, May 30, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. Visitors may explore the site and find its Hidden Gem. The beautiful vista from the earthen fort, over the Medway River and out through St. Catherine's Sound...  $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp Darien (68 Miles)
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 until Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 8 AM to 5 PM
Join this kayaking adventure that includes freshwater swamp and saltmarsh, plus four nights of camping. Join park rangers to explore Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp, Crooked River State Park, Sapelo Island, and the Reynolds Mansion. Register in advance.  $649 per adult $549 per child (12 and under) $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
National Trails Day Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Help us make one of our biggest goals become a reality. After a morning hike on Redbird Creek trail, we need volunteers to help us work on new trails for the public.  No fees or park pass required for trail work volunteers. Those who would only like to hike will need to pay the $5 park pass. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Camp #1 Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Weekdays 9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 13, 2016 until Jun 17, 2016 
Our first week for Junior Ranger Camp is specialized for younger campers, ages 7-9. Campers will explore natural and cultural history of Georgia. Includes a canoe trip. Lunch not provided. Register at least one month in advance.  $100. 912-727-2339.
Father's Day Weekend Camp-Out and Campfire Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8 AM - 8 PM from Jun 17, 2016 until Jun 19, 2016 
Here's a big "thank you" for all the hard work you do as a father. Fathers who bring out their children for tent camping will get a 25% discount on camping fees. Includes a campfire Friday night at 8:00 pm at the campground assembly shelter... $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Independence Day Celebration Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Join us as we celebrate our country’s birthday and our right to be free. Watch Civil War drilling, rifle and cannon firings! Also join in sack races, egg toss, wheel barrow races and other old-timey games. Fresh watermelon will be available too. You can even join in a Civil War-era baseball game!  $5 - $8. 912-727-2339.
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Heritage Farm Camp Nicholls (57 Miles)
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 until Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
This camp focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening and open hearth cooking. Ages 9-14.  $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
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Cannons Across the Marsh Darien (68 Miles)
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Join the garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, and soldier's life activities in honor of Independence Day. Free watermelon and lemonade will be served.  $4.50-$7.50. 912-437-4770.
Independence Day Colonial Faire Midway (52 Miles)
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Celebrate the 4th with colonial games, contests of skill, colonial music, musket firings, cannon firings and activities. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. Sponsored by the City of Flemington, Friends of Fort Morris and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 912-884-5999.
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Junior Ranger Camp #2 Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Weekdays 9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 11, 2016 until Jul 15, 2016 
Our second week of Junior Ranger Camp is meant for older rangers, ages 10-12. Junior Rangers will discover Georgia's great history and march through the woods and marshes while they learn about the environment. The week ends with a canoe trip. Lunch not provided...  $100. 912-727-2339.
Farm to Table Summer Camp Nicholls (57 Miles)
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 until Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
The park's newest summer camp will focus on teaching children ages 10-16 basic cooking skills along with organic gardening. Lessons will include safe knife usage, how to harvest and store vegetables, cooking lessons, meal planning and more. Campers will prepare their own lunches each day...  $60 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Civil War Olympics Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Just like the athletes who show their strength and agility in games of skill, soldiers of the Civil War needed to be strong and agile. Join us for our first Civil War Olympics where kids can test their skills against formidable Confederate opponents.  $8 per adult, $5 per youth. 912-727-2339.
Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
At 10am, and 2pm, Fort King George State Historic Site will be hosting Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills...  $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Labor Day Celebration at the Fort Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Come for a relaxing and entertaining day for the whole family. Civil War soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day while presenting living history programs.  $8 per adult, $5 per youth, under 6 free. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day at Fort King George Darien (68 Miles)
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
On this day, site staff and volunteers will be demonstrating various colonial period “labor” jobs. There will be ladies spinning natural fibers into thread on spinning wheels, wood-working, and possibly a blacksmith...  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Labor Day Commemoration Midway (52 Miles)
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort.  $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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Lovebug Festival Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the park's third annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect-related crafts, exploring the park's new pollinator garden and more.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Lend a Hand - Your State Parks Day Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Your State Parks Day is an opportunity to give back, so lend a hand and help us with our volunteer project on the park. There will be general clean-up activities. 912-437-4770.
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Civil War Candle Lantern Tour Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 7 PM to 10 PM
See Civil War soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for hot cider and cookies, then prepare yourself for a blast with a cannon firing over the Ogeechee River. Tours will be held every half hour, with the last at 9:30 PM.  $5-$8. 912-727-2339.
Pioneer Harvest Festival Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Celebrate the history of farm life in the wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual fall festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, an arts and craft show, local entertainers, syrup making and more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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"Come and Take It!" A Revolutionary War Encampment Midway (52 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
This American Revolution encampment commemorates Col. John McIntosh's defiant reply to a British demand for surrender. Enjoy colonial demonstrations, musket and cannon drills, musket, blacksmithing and more. 912-884-5999.
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Christmas on the Pond Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 5 PM to 9 PM
Join us to usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. and be available until 8:30 p.m. Hayrides will start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m.  Donations appreciated. Hayrides 50 cents per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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A Colonial Christmas at Fort King George Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a traditional dinner in the soldier's barracks. Reservations Required. Program concludes with a cannon firing.  $40. 912-437-4770.
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