Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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Handicapped Accessible Spanish Moss Festival Helena (55 Miles)
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 11 PM from Sep 21, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThe Friends of Little Ocmulgee will once again be having the annual Spanish Moss Festival. This event will include live entertainment with a concert. Arts, Crafts, Foods and Fashions are some of the booths you can shop through... $5 parking. 229-868-7474.
George L. Smith Volunteer Day - Your State Parks Day Twin City (35 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us by helping to clean up and beautify the park for our volunteer program. T-shirts, water bottles, and other give-away items will be offered throughout the morning. 478-763-2759.
Your "FRIENDS" State Parks Volunteer Day Helena (55 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThe Friends of Little Ocmulgee will be looking for some volunteers to make the park look great. This beautification project will include "vamping" up an old flower bed and turning it into a beautiful butterfly garden. Don't forget to bring a shovel or rake... 229-868-7474.
Cache In; Trash Out (CITO) - Your State Parks Day Millen (54 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunSupport Magnolia Springs by joining geocachers in cleaning up the park. Bring your gloves and paintbrushes. Meet at the Park Office. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible Your State Parks Day Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBy helping us maintain our park, you are saving your local natural resources that are irreplaceable. Volunteers will be working on the preservation of their state parks, and as a thank you to our volunteers, will be providing lunch for their hard work.  No fees required for Historic Site Admission. 912-727-2339.
Heritage Farm Fixer-Upper: Your State Parks Day Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWe need your help as we tidy up the grounds,buildings, and pondshore at the General Coffee State Park Heritage Farm. We will be repairing fences, working in the vegetable garden, cleaning up in the pastures, and organizing equipment... 912-384-7082.
Work Day and Celebration - Your State Parks Day Brunswick (73 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaIn recognition of Your State Parks Day volunteers are needed to help clean up the site entrance. There will also be a celebration of our sites expanded days of operation. 912-264-7333.
Cottage Porch Swings - Your State Park Day Reidsville
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaVolunteers will assist Park Staff with putting up Outdoor Porch Swings at our 5 Cottages overlooking Brazell's Creek Golf Course. Work will consist of putting support timbers together, leveling timbers, filling holes with dirt and bag concrete and installing swings. 912-557-7744.
Volunteer at the Fort Work Day - Your State Parks Day Midway (52 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBring your blue tee shirt (from last year), work clothes, work gloves, sun block, bug spray and some enthusiasm to help the staff clean up the fort and grounds. Refreshments provided. 912-884-5999.
Re-thatch an Indian Hut -- Your State Parks Day Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaVisitors can help re-thatch the American Indian chickee hut. 912-437-4770.
Meet the Animals and History Hike - Your State Parks Day Helena (55 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 11 AM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunGet to know Little O. You can meet some of the parks educatonal animals and watch them being fed. You have questions, I've got answers, stop by the info booth and pick up a free prize...  $1. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Brunswick (73 Miles)
Friday, Oct 3, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Oct 17, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTake 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.
CANCELED -- Sapelo Island Birding Adventure Darien (68 Miles)
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 until Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 3 PM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCANCELED. This adventure features birding with expert ornithologists around a barrier island. Habitats include open fields, maritime forests, marshes and beaches. On October 9, an optional kayak trip is available to participants interested in spending more time on Sapelo Island.  $299 - $599 depending on Reynold's Mansion accommodations. 912-485-2299.
Handicapped Accessible Candle Lantern Tour Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Civil War History EventExperience the Fort at night as you are guided into the past by Candle light! Visitors need to pay historic site admission rates at the museum when they arrive. Guided walks through the fort will be held every half hour.  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Halloween Moonlight Madness Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaKick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 1-4 pm. The parks annual haunted house and haunted hayrides will begin at dark and run until 10 pm.  $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Autumn Encampment 2014 Darien (68 Miles)
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 until Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaA wide range of living history presentations will be given highlighting all the various cultures and people that inhabited our region before Georgia was established in the 1730's. A battle re-enactment will take place at 2pm.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Heritage Day 2014: 150 Years of Camp Lawton Millen (54 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 9 AM
Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy a living history encampment, live cannon fire, and the replica of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley. Georgia Southern will be hosting an archaeology presentation while vendors and other presenters join in the festivities in the picnic area. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Annual Sugar Cane Festival Twin City (35 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Tons of FunEnjoy a fun day in the park with fresh cane syrup, fresh ground corn meal, live music, and a wide variety of food and crafts vendors.  $1 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Handicapped Accessible Pioneer Harvest Festival Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate the history of farm life in the wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, and arts and craft show, local entertainers, and more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
A Paddlers Picnic Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Join us for a Sunday canoe and kayak excursion out to the local sandbar for a scenic lunch. Participants must bring their own food and are allowed to bring their own kayaks and canoes, but Park Office must be notified before the event...  $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible "Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War Encampment Midway (52 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 11 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis American Revolution encampment commemorates Col. John McIntosh's defiant reply to a British demand for surrender. Enjoy colonial demonstrations, musket and cannon drills, a skirmish and more. Free admission. 912-884-5999.
Reynolds Mansion Holiday Celebration Darien (68 Miles)
Monday, Dec 1, 2014 until Monday, Dec 22, 2014 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island. On select days in December, enjoy a full lunch in the fabulous Dining Room and a tour of the island. On some days, enjoy a delicious pancake brunch then a history tour of the mansion.  Ferry Round Trip: $15. Brunch and Mansion Tour: $15. Luncheon and South End Tour: $30 912-485-2299.
33rd Annual Plantation Christmas Brunswick (73 Miles)
6 PM - 9 PM from Dec 5, 2014 until Dec 6, 2014 
Civil War History EventThis magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s...  $5-$8. 912-264-7333.
Handicapped Accessible A Colonial Christmas Midway (52 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 5 PM to 8 PM
Get away from the over-commercialization of the holidays and visit Fort Morris for a more peaceful celebration. Join park staff for colonial refreshments, a yule log, bonfire, 18th century music, caroling, dance and firing of the Christmas guns... 912-884-5999.
Handicapped Accessible Colonial Christmas at Fort King George Darien (68 Miles)
Friday, Dec 12, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Join the garrison for a traditional dinner in the soldier's barracks and an evening of colonial-style Yule Tide jollification. Menu consists of traditional colonial Christmas fare. Event ends with a cannon firing!  $35 for dinner. Reservations required. 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible 150th Winter Muster Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Civil War History EventCome join us on the actual date -- 150 years since General Sherman ordered his troops to take Ft. McAllister. Watch as we reenact this significant moment in our country‚Äôs history. Help us make this 150th Winter Muster the greatest one yet...  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas on the Pond Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us to usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments.  Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Colonial Cook-Off Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
In teams of one or two, research a historical recipe and cook it, for the first annual colonial cooking contest. Participants can be dressed in historical reproduction clothing, or professionally. Recipes must be submitted...  $25. 912-437-4770.
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