To book a field trip, please call 229.724.2150.
Museum Tour and Way of Life Demonstration, Grades K-12
The museum tells the story and history of Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Site. It includes artifacts found on the site along with effigy pots excavated from the mounds. There is a 12-minute film that explains the story of what archaeologists believe happened during early years and what was found through extensive research of the area. You will also be able to view the inside of a burial mound (mound E) which was excavated in the late 1940s. The museum also has a gift shop for that perfect souvenir to remind you of your trip to this very special place.
After the museum tour, you can gather around an outside amphitheater for an interpretive lesson on the Kolomoki people’s way of life, complete with an interactive Q&A session following the demonstration.
- Program length: approximately 1 hr.
- Program cost: Tour Group: Free to teachers and bus drivers, Youth (6-17) $3 (5 & under) $1, parents $4
- Home school groups: Only the teacher making the reservation is admitted free.
- GSE: SS2G2,SS3G3
Q: What comes included with the program cost?
A: A guided tour of the museum, video and demonstration of the Kolomoki people’s way of life explaining their use of tools, pottery and other techniques for everyday life. We do not provide a guided tour of the mounds but you’re encouraged to tour them and climb to the top of the Temple Mound.
Q: Do you offer a discount to Title 1 schools?
Q: How do these programs relate to what I am teaching?
A: This program is designed to align specifically around the standards outlined by Georgia’s Standards of Excellence.
Q: Is there a cost or limit for chaperones?
A: There is no limit for the number of chaperones that can come on a ranger-led program. Any chaperone who drives a personal vehicle must have a ParkPass tag displayed in their vehicle. Cost for a ParkPass is $5 per vehicle plus $4 for museum entry. No charge for buses carrying students.
Q: How early in advance do I need to book our program?
A: We require at least a two-week notice to book any ranger-led programs. We do encourage you to call earlier than the minimum time to guarantee the date you want. In order to book your ranger-led program either call the Visitor Center at 229.724.2150.
Ranger-Led Additional Information
Group rates and guided tours are based on a minimum of 15 in attendance. Larger groups of 50+ may be split into 2 or more groups.
Educators, group leaders and students have the opportunity to experience 7 other mounds at Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park on a self-guided basis. This Includes mound A (the temple mound, which is the largest of mounds) where a short hike to the top of the mound is sure to be a memorable experience for the entire class. Interpretive panels also further explain many of the customs and beliefs of the way the Kolomoki people lived so long ago.
For any questions, visit the Visitor Center or call us at 229.724.2150.