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Historic Sites in Georgia

Griswoldville Battlefield

The Battle of Griswoldville occurred on November 22, 1864. It was fought near the industrial town of Griswoldville that contained a Confederate pistol factory and other mills. Confederate militia forces under Gen. Pleasant Philips attacked Union forces in a pitched battle. The Union army repulsed the attack and the militia retired with numerous casualties. The battle was a Union victory, but the bravery of the Georgia militiamen who charged repeatedly into heavy fire, many of whom were older men and youths too old or too young for regular military service, is not forgotten.

Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site

Roosevelt's Little White House

Franklin Delano Roosevelt built the Little White House in 1932 while governor of New York, prior to being inaugurated as president in 1933. He first came to Warm Springs in 1924 hoping to find a cure for the infantile paralysis (polio) that had struck him in 1921. Swimming in the 88-degree, buoyant spring waters brought him no miracle cure, but it did bring improvement.

Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site

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"Dating back to 1847, through generations of family members, Jarrell Plantation Historic Site is one of the last remaining examples of a vanishing culture with its authentic nineteenth and early twentieth century plantation buildings typical to Middle Georgia representing the change from an agricultural to an industrial based economy. "

Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island

This small barrier island is a unique destination along Georgia's famed Colonial Coast. Guests begin their day at the mainland visitor center, where they can learn about Sapelo's cultural history, coastal wildlife, and complex beach and dunes systems. After a 30-minute ferry ride, they arrive at this 12-mile-long island. Guided tours highlight the African-American community of Hog Hammock, Reynolds Mansion, Nanny Goat Beach, University of Georgia Marine Institute and a restored 1820 lighthouse. Learn more about the mansion.

Fort King George State Historic Site

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"The reconstructed Fort King George anchors present day visitors to a rich history where Native American and European cultures met, colonial empires collided, soldiers toiled and perished, and industry boomed on the shores of the Altamaha River."