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Handicapped Accessible Holiday Tours at Hardman
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM from Dec 20, 2014 until Dec 21, 2014 
Tour the "Big House" at Hardman Farm, gently dressed with simple holiday decor from the natural world. Tours are available at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. An additional 5:00 p.m. tour is available on Dec...  $8 Adults $7 Seniors 62 and over $5 Children 6-17 $3 Children 5 and under. 706-878-1077 ext. fridaysunday.
Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThis mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley...  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Join us for a two hour moderate hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the eastside which will include a visit tothe "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Join a Park Ranger and bring your four-legged companion on this moderate mile long hike to the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and to the five-story Civil War era New Manchester Mill ruins. Ages 6 years and older. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. Reservations recommended.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
First Day History Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin a park ranger for a journey through time. Discover the history of Indian Springs State Park, sample the famous spring water, and tour the park museum. This moderate hike will involve some steps and hills. Participants meet at the park museum at 10am. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
First Day Hikes
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Join us at 10:00am for a 3 mile nature hike with Ranger Rowe on the Redbird Creek Trail. This hike is medium difficulty and requires sturdy shoes and water. At 1:00 there will be a History Hike in and around the fort...  $3. Children under 5 free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
First Day Hike at Fort Morris
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
At 11 am and 2 pm site interpreters will present soldier talks, musket demonstrations and a guided walk around the historic remains of the Revolutionary War fort, Fort Morris (Sunbury Fort).  $3- $5. 912-884-5999.
First Day Avian Loop Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1 PM
Enjoy an afternoon hike through the marsh. This guided hike will discuss the history of Skidaway Island, marsh plants and local animals. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
First Day Hike at Fort King George
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunEnjoy a Twilight "Hike into History" at Fort King George. As the sunsets on the First day of the new year, enjoy a hike into the past. Visitors will be guided through the half mile nature trail as they encounter various historic figures of Fort King George...  $7.50 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, $4.50 for youth 912-437-4770.
First Friday Hike
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Celebrate the new year by getting out and hiking. The leisure 1-1/2 mile guided hike around the site will including a tour of the mounds and a walk through our nature trail.  $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 11 AM
Come alone, with a friend or as a family to a compass-orienteering event where participants learn how to use a compass in finding hidden or cached written historical information about this old antebellum plantation at different locations along 5 compass courses located on the beautiful, expansive fr...  $4.50 - $7.50 912-264-7333.
First Day Hike Event
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunWear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking, no open toe shoes. Hike to the Civil War earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Guided hike with site history.  $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Colonial Faire and Muster
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM from Feb 6, 2015 until Feb 8, 2015 
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, Sutler's Row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available.  Friday - $4.50 - $10 Saturday and Sunday - Free 912-353-3023.
Colonial Cook-Off
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.
Soldier's Life
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Learn about the life of the common soldier who fought in Georgia. A Park Ranger dressed as a soldier will display the items soldiers carried while marching and fighting in north Georgia in 1864.  $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
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Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700's to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354.  Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Handicapped Accessible Native American Heritage Day at Etowah
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Etowah will be hosting a lecture on historic Creek and Cherokee cultures in Georgia. Come learn about how our modern society still carries the past on its shoulders...  $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible Presidential Libraries and Museums
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 10:30 AM
The Presidential Library system was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. This presentation will cover the history and how the Presidential Library System evolved and what they offer today. The presentation will be held in the Roosevelt Memorial Museum.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Scottish Heritage Days
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM from Mar 20, 2015 until Mar 22, 2015 
Visit the site during this fun-filled weekend! Friday is Student Day, there will be numerous vignettes that interpret colonial history available for students to visit. Saturday is Family Day, there will be a wide variety of historical presentations with the focus being on Scottish history...  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible Hills of Iron and Iron Pour
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 9 AM to 8 PM
The iron industry was one of Georgia's first businesses long before the Civil War. Take guided wagon ride tours of the historic Iron Hill section in the morning. Later that evening, watch molten iron pour from an operating blast furnace at 2800 degrees Fahrenheit... $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Third Saturdays Friends Day
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 until Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Join staff, Friends of New Echota and volunteers on the third saturdays of themonth (march-october) as the historic buildings and grounds come alive with tours and demonstrations. Enjoy the Pond Overlook Tons of Fun Trail and the New Town Creek Nature Trail.  $5.50-$7 706-624-1321.
Spring on the Unicoi Trail at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy a ramble through time on the grounds of the Hardman Farm, Georgia's newest State Historic Site. Explore emerging foliage, flowers, historic landscaping and stories of the families who planted them. Weather permitting.  $5. 706-878-1077.
Handicapped Accessible 70th Commemorative Ceremony for our President
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
We will pay tribute to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the anniversary of his death at the Little White House. This event includes a U.S. Marine Color Guard and guest speaker.  Free Admission until Noon. 706-655-5870.
Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us at the log cabin for this living history event. Discover what life was like on a small farm during the Civil War 150 years ago. Watch people cooking over a fire. Enjoy toys and games...  $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Handicapped Accessible Archaeology and Artifact ID Day
Saturday, May 16, 2015 to Sunday, May 17, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Celebrate Archaeology month by learning about archaeology. we will have someone here to identify your artifacts, so bring them by. Discover how archaeologist learn things from artifacts. Park staff will host games and activities throughout the day.  $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
The 150th Anniversay of the Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens
Saturday, May 16, 2015 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaOne Hundred and Fifty years ago, On May 11, 1865 A.H. Stephens was arrested and charged with treason. Come out and experience a live re-enactment of his arrest, along with his homecoming, that took place on October 27, 1865.  $1 - $5. 706-456-2602.
Memorial Day
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day. We will have family activities and living history demonstrations throughout the day. Cannon firings and musket demonstrations hourly.  $7.50 Adults, $6.50 Seniors and $4.50 youth. $5 parking. 912-272-2339.
A Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 25, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin the garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, blacksmithing, and soldier's life activities. Musket and cannon firing demonstrations will be presented throughout the day. Start your summer with a BANG here at Fort King George!  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II
Monday, Jun 1, 2015 until Friday, Aug 28, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University that honors women in WWII. Rosie the Riveter was the iconic symbol of women's involvement in the war. She is only part of a larger story of how women contributed to the war effort.  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Rosie The Riveter and D-Day Remembrance
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 12 PM to 3 PM
Join actress Carol Cain as she portrays Rosie the Riveter in three performances. Rosie represents the American women who worked in factories during World War II producing munitions, planes, tanks and war supplies.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Day of Discovery and Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaLearn about Native American life, archaeology, and nature through fun activities like The Scavenger Hunt Challenge where guests get outside to see and do things around the park.  $2 - $6. 706-387-3747.
Cannons Across the Marsh
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Tons of FunJoin the Garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, and soldier's life activities to honor Independence Day. Free watermelon and lemonade will be served.  $4.50- $7.50 912-437-4770.
Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old fashioned fun. Games, food and fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings, and musket demonstrations.  $7.50 Adults, $6.50 Seniors and $4.50 Youth. Under 6 free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Native American Games Day
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Tons of FunLearn about games that early Native Americans played and how they have influenced modern games and sports.  $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Chief Vann House Days
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Craftsmen will demonstrate 19th century weaving, basket making, quilting, spinning, rug making, blacksmithing, soap making, woodcarving, chair caning, and much more. Several activities will be set up for children including shooting a Cherokee blowgun and making their own butter.  $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for some old fashioned family fun. Civil War era games and prizes.  $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors, $4.50 youth $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day at Fort King George
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Be treated to musket and cannon firings from 10am-4pm. Also, come and see the various jobs soldiers would "Labor" on as part of their duties.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Come help with one or more service projects while enjoying the park. The Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is sponsoring everone's admission, this day only. 770-387-3747.
Your State Parks Day - Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaVolunteers are being sought to help pressure wash the bridge and sidewalks on the drive into the Historic Site. We want to enlist your support to help with this project. Equipment will be provided. You may get wet, bring an extra set of clothes or shoes. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Chief Vann "Open Mansion" and Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
As part of "Your State Parks Day" the Chief Vann House will host an "Open Mansion." (But we are so much more than just a house.) After touring the site, volunteers are encouraged to assist staff with various work projects on the grounds of Chief Vann's former plantation... 706-695-2598.
Handicapped Accessible Skills of the Past
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Watch demonstrations of crafts from the past. Learn about the skills Native Americans had that helped them survive their everyday lives.  $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
History Under Our Feet
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Local Archaeologist, Jessie Larson will present a program about archaeology in our area. She will talk about local archaeology finds, how archaeologists know where to dig, and what tools they use. This informative talk and demonstration will be great for adults and older children.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Annual Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Join us for our annual guided tour. See the soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for some hot cider and a cookie. Then prepare yourself for some noise as the cannon is fired over the Ogeechee River. This is one of most popular annual events.  $7.50 for Adults, $6.50 Seniors, $4.50 Youth. 912-727-2339.
Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling
Friday, Nov 13, 2015 until Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Experience Etowah at night on a hayride and finish the evening with snacks and a fireside story.  $2 - $10. 770-387-3747.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
WWII Veterans on hand for Meet and Greet. FDR portrayer will recite the "Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into WWII. Performances at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. WWII Uniforms on display by Ga DNR Archivist. US Signal Corps Pearl Harbor exhibit.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible Virtual Tour of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelts Val-Kill
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Interpreter Ashley Aultman will be doing a presentation about the home of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The presentation will include a virtual tour of the home, ground, and history. The presentation will be held in the Roosevelt Memorial Musum  $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Christmas Comes to Liberty Hall
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Civil War History EventConfederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, will be decorated with styles of the Victorian Christmas past. Come enjoy Victorian Era games, Music, role players, our Confederate museum, and we promise a great time will be had. Refreshments will be served.  $1.00 - $5.00 706-456-2602.
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