Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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Upcoming Events
Twilight Time Wagon Ride
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin park staff and volunteers on this quaint tour through the park's history in an old-fashioned wagon. Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, visit an old black-smith shop, and possibly see or hear the wildlife that call the park home. Space is limited, pre-registration required.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Eastside Evening Hike
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us for a strenuous, 3 mile evening hike to the beautiful east side of the park where we will climb the East Ridge, visit the "Indian Cave" and hike to other seldom-visited areas. This hike is open to anyone 16 years and older. Closed-toe shoes are required. Dogs not permitted on this hike...  $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Chief Vann House Days
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWatch 1800s crafts demonstations at the home of Cherokee Indian plantation owner James Vann. Demonstrators show the art of blacksmithing, soap making, weaving, spinning, quilting, doll making, chair and basket weaving, pottery, and much more.  $4 - $6. 706-695-2598.
Native American Heritage Hike
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 10 AM to 12 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.
Junior Ranger Mini-Camp
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Tons of FunEver wondered what kind of foods pioneer kids ate? What kind of games they played? Join us for this fun hands on camp and find out. Call Tugaloo State Park to pre-register.  $5. 706-356-4362.
Folk Life Traditions
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Watch demonstrations of everything from pioneer tools, candle dipping, butter churning, dulcimers and more. There will be activities for kids, gold panning, and local mountain music. All festivities will be located at Picnic Shelter 3 near the beach area parking. $5 parking. 706-878-4738.
Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
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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.
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Watch a Talbot stationary steam engine in action. This is one of the few working Talbots remaining. See if you can make the whistle blow. All the original equipment -- sawmill, shingle mill, cotton gin, & grist mill -- also on view and other original farm buildings and houses.  $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
A Walk in the Woods Through the Eyes of a Native American
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin naturalist Jeremy Reeme on this walk through the woods as we look at plants and trees and other resources the Native Americans would have used. We will learn about edibles, medicinals, cordage, pottery, shelter, clothing, and firemaking. Closed-toe shoes required. Meet at the Visitor's Center...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Quilting Bee at Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Learn to stitch a quilt on the big frame. The Plantation Quilters group will also be displaying their Crazy Quilt squares. Quilt items available in the gift shop. 478-986-5172.
Gold Fever and Golden Memories
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Art in the Park
Friday, Aug 29, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Bring your canvas and paint, clay, camera, or oil pastels for exclusive access to the interior of the five-story New Manchester Mill. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views of the Sweetwater Creek rapids alongside the dramatic mill ruins in the warmth of summer...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Labor Day at Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaHow better to celebrate Labor Day than learning about old time labor? Enjoy old time handicraft making demonstrations, learn about how household chores were done, and try some yourself.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Labor Day at Fort King George
Monday, Sep 1, 2014 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.
Handicapped Accessible Labor Day Commemoration
Monday, Sep 1, 2014 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.
Handicapped Accessible Your State Parks Day
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.
Handicapped Accessible Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Fall is a busy time at the homestead. Enjoy toys and games, crafts, blacksmithing, cooking, contests, and more. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 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.
Fence and Garden Projects -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaHelp reconstruct the vine fence or work on the raised vegetable garden in the yard of the new Scottish house. Also, our nature trail is in need of trimming over-hanging limbs. Bring your work gloves and hat. 912-437-4770.
Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Civil War History EventWatch rifle and cannon demonstrations, visit the tent city, and tour the hillside and railroad cut through the pass. 770-975-0055.
Skills of the Past
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Come see demonstrations of primitive skills that were essential to the Native Americans of the Southeast in prehistoric times.  $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible Fall Celebration
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors Georgia $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible Candle Lantern Tour
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.
Handicapped Accessible A Haunted Tour of Liberty Hall
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 8:30 PM to 11 PM
Come out and enjoy spook filled guided tour of Liberty Hall. Did you know that A.H. Stephens was imprisoned at Fort Warren in Boston, Mass.? Did you also know that the infamous "Lady in Black" roamed the prison halls? It is rumored that this "Lady in Black" followed Mr...  $1 - $5. 706-456-2602.
Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 until Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Experience Etowah at night on a hayride and finish the evening with snacks and a fireside story.  $2 - $8. 770-387-3747.
Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Tons of FunHave you ever sipped fresh sugar cane juice, or tasted fresh cane syrup on a biscuit? Find out how in times past farmers made their own. Come experience syrup makin' day in the country. Plus craft making demonstrations throughout the farm.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Autumn Encampment 2014
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.
Civil War Living History Event at High Falls
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 8 AM to 5 PM
Civil War History EventThis day long event will include educational presentations on U.S. Gen. Kilpatrick's troops, cooking demonstration, firing demonstration, and camp life of the soldiers.  Free but donations accepted $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Handicapped Accessible Pioneer Harvest Festival
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.
Handicapped Accessible Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 2 PM to 7 PM
Come discover the art of casting metal as we pour molten iron into scratch blocks that you've designed.  Scratch blocks sold at event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Battle of Griswoldville 150th Anniversary Commemoration
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Civil War History EventLearn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman’s March to the Sea in November 1864. Civil War soldier life portrayals and Union and Confederate encampments followed with a noon memorial service and battlefield tours... 478-986-5172.
Handicapped Accessible "Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War Encampment
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.
A Jarrell Plantation Christmas
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaGreenery from the woods decorates the 1847 plantation house and 1895 farm house. Learn to make simple paper decorations. Enjoy homemade spiced cider cooked on the wood burning stove and old style cookies, and warm up by the fireplace for music and stories.  $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 11 AM to 1:30 PM
FDR portrayer will recite the "Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into the Second World War. Performances at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.  $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible A Colonial Christmas
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.
Christmas by Candlelight
Friday, Dec 12, 2014 until Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
In 1805, Cherokee Chief James Vann opened his new brick mansion to the Moravian missionaries to hold one of the first Christmas celebrations in the Cherokee Nation...  $4 - $6. 706-695-2598.
Handicapped Accessible 150th Winter Muster
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’s history. Help us make this 150th Winter Muster the greatest one yet...  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Yuletide celebrations of the 1800s come to life as demonstrators take you back in time to Christmas at the Vaughan cabin. Santa will be avaliable for photos and Christmas visits. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Victorian Christmas
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Visits Georgia’s last standing stagecoach inn while halls are decked with decorations reflecting the Victorian Era. Historical interpreters dressed in period style clothing will be on hand to help you experience the inn as an 1830s visitor. Free hot cider and teacakes will be served.  $3-$5. 706-356-4362.
Christmas Comes to Liberty Hall
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 to Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 10:30 AM to 1:30 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.
Handicapped Accessible Colonial Christmas at Fort King George
Saturday, Dec 13, 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.
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.
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