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Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site


Home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D., this 54-acre site protects six earthen mounds, a plaza, village site, borrow pits and defensive ditch. Etowah Mounds is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeast.  Artifacts in the museum show how natives of this political and religious center decorated themselves with shell beads, paint, complicated hairdos, feathers and copper ear ornaments. Hand-carved stone effigies weighing 125 pounds still bear some original pigments.  Objects made of wood, seashells and stone are also displayed.
 
Visitors can follow a nature trail along the Etowah River where they can view a v-shaped fish trap used for catching fish.  The trail also highlights how early civilizations used native trees for food and medicine.

While only nine percent of this site has been excavated, examination at Mound C and surrounding artifacts revealed much about the people who lived here. They were a society rich in ritual. Towering over the community, the 63-foot earthen knoll was likely used as a platform for the home of the priest-chief. In another mound, nobility were buried in elaborate costumes accompanied by items they would need in their after-lives.  http://gastateparks.org/EtowahMounds



Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony,
in 1732, the Tybee Island Light Station has been guiding mariners safe
entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. The Tybee Island
Light Station is one of America's most intact having all of its historic
support buildings.  


Within the walls of Battery Garland are seven rooms which contain
artifacts and exhibits covering more than five centuries of history. 
Most of the lower rooms, which now contain the Museum"s exhibits,
were originally used to store smokeless gun powder and projectiles
which weighted over 700 pounds each.  Battery Garland was named in
honor of Colonel John Garland, Eighth Infantry, who "served with dist-
inction in the Florida War, and died on January 5, 1861."


Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum
30 Meddin Ave
Tybee Island
GA 31328-9733

(912) 786-5801

Explore the Indian Mounds, Bond Swamp Wildlife Refuge, and Ocmulgee River

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The Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve Initiative (ONPPI) is a community based group of Middle Georgia citizens working together to expanding the Ocmulgee National Monument, Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, and the Ocmulgee River corridor from Macon to Hawkinsville into the first National Park and Preserve east of the Mississippi River.  We encourage you to explore the Indian Mounds, Bond Swamp Wildlife Refuge, and the Ocmulgee River, which are jewels of history, culture, wildlife, and natural resources. http://www.ocmulgeepark.org/

Ocmulgee National Monument - Lodge  


                                                                                                                                                         
Costumed interpreters share Georgia's rural heritage with visitors at this 19th century living history museum that includes; two working farmsteads, cotton gin, saw mill, grist mill, print shop, drug store, Masonic Lodge, Victorian home, steam train, and country store
as they appeared at the turn of the century. Costumed interpreters are on location daily to explain and demonstrate the lifestyle and activities of the period. Each year, additional structures and artifacts are being acquired and restored for visitors to enjoy!

 Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village
at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
1392 Whiddon Mill Road

Tifton, Ga 31793
229-391-5200   Country Store:  229-391-5205
http://www.abac.edu/museum/contactus/


Since 1912, Tallulah Point Overlook has offered the traveling public the only free roadside view of the awesome Tallulah Gorge, right from our covered, overlook porch.  Once you take in the beauty and grandeur, step into our shop and revisit a time when sodas were in glass bottles and toys were powered by a child's imagination.  You will find many things to delight your fancy, things that have been delighting people for generations.  See our vast collection of:

Reproduction tin toys, nostalgic gifts and souvenirs, mountain playthings, regional books and hiking guides, candles, jewelry, cabin accessories, knives, rustic twig furniture by Don Bundrick, the ever popular Burt's Bees products, SallyeAnder Homemade Soaps and much more!

While shopping and enjoying the view, grab an RC and a Moonpie, an old fashion Coke in a glass bottle, or a refreshing cone of ice cream.  Out on the porch, take in the scenery, swing in one of Don's creations, and see what travelers have been enjoying for years!

Tallulah Point Overlook
94-0 Tallulah Gorge Scenic Loop
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
706-754-4318
http://talluahpoint.com




Visitors can take a self-guided walking tour of the Museum along a trail
that climbs the property, winding throughout the cabins and grounds (for
visitors with mobility issues, parts of the Museum are vehicle and wheel
chair-accessible). A souvenir tour booklet provides photos and information
on each of the cabins along the trail. While on the tour, keep in mind that
 nearly everything you see is the result of the work of high school students
who valued their heritage. Most of the artifacts on display were gathered by
students while conducting interviews for The Foxfire Magazine, and the log
cabins themselves were tagged, disassembled, moved, and rebuilt largely by
the students as well.


Experience the simple, functional interior of a single-room 1820s log home
that raised three generations of 10 children each. Look over a 1790s "tar grinder"
wagon, the only one in existence documented to have been used in the Trail of
Tears. View displays of woodworking tools, housewares, folk art, and farming
tools.  At the peak of the trail is the replica Chapel with split-log pews (hand-made
by middle schoolers) and then ring the bell on your way out.  See the water
wheel at the gristmill with a half ton mill stones and wooden gear teeth. Spend
a few minutes with The Village Weaver,  who is spinning, knitting, and weaving
with visitors during the week. Finish up back at the gift shop, where all of
Foxfire's publications are available for purchase, along with a wide  selection
of related books and a variety of traditional hand-made crafts including pottery,
soaps, wood  toys, and textile goods.


The Foxfire Museum Gift Shop
  Mountain City, Georgia 30562-0541
Directions via phone at 706-746-5828

 

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