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Historic Sites in Georgia

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."

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site

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This beautiful plantation represents the history and culture of Georgia’s rice coast. In the early 1800s, using enslaved African-American laborers, William Brailsford of Charleston carved a rice plantation from marshes along the Altamaha River. The plantation owners were part of the genteel low-country society that developed during the antebellum period.

Chief Vann House State Historic Site

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Chief Vann’s historic plantation house, and grounds, serve as a physical connection to present day visitors of the early nineteenth century Cherokee cultural assimilation efforts planned to counter Georgia’s early expansion which ultimately led to the Cherokee Trail of Tears.

New Echota State Historic Site

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Celebrate the cultural legacy of the Cherokee People while discovering the innovations, political sophistication and the daily life of the residents of New Echota, Capital of the Cherokee Nation, where the Cherokee removal on the Trail of Tears officially began.

Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

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"The Dahlonega Gold Museum, one of Georgia’s oldest standing courthouse buildings, is a sentinel reminder of the spirit of America’s first major gold rush, a guardian of the region’s rich cultural legacy and is a symbolic heart for a historic community."

Hardman Farm State Historic Site

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› Leashed pets are allowed on historic site trails, however, they are not allowed in buildings. Please view our Park Rules page for more information.


This property is managed by nearby Smithgall Woods State Park.