History Events


Saturday, May 2, 2020

3rd Spring Pioneer Festival -Postponed to Fall-
Saturday, May 2, 2020 11 AM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Step back in time and experience what life was like when the Civilian Conservation Corps boys were building the park. Join us for CCC wagon rides, outdoor cooking demos, authentic chuckwagon, live bluegrass music, blacksmith, art and craft demos, pioneer games, food and more. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – May 2, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
History Under the Lake Paddle
Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Lake Seminole is unique because most of the historical sites are now under the waters of the lake. On this 1.5 mile kayak tour, we'll talk about an underwater Native American ceremonial mound, an old Spanish mission, and an event that touched off a war. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Ladies Afternoon Tea
Sunday, May 3, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for an afternoon tea social and discussion on the historical roles of women. Please purchase tickets in advance, space is limited. $20. 912-727-2339.
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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Thursday, May 7, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $5 - $13. 912-353-3023.

Friday, May 8, 2020

VE Day: A Celebration With Music
Friday, May 8, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
We will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe, VE Day, with the 116th Army Band playing patriotic and victory tunes. Vintage newsreels of the day will be playing in the museum. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, May 9, 2020 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come experience the historic Camp Lawton at night via lantern-light in this guided historical tour. Be transported back in time as you hike the trail and learn about the world's largest prison stockade and its inhabitants. Participants get to carry their own lanterns. You may even see a Confederate soldier and hear a musket fired. $10 adults $5 kids under 10 Pre-registration required plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – May 9, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Living History at Panola
Sunday, May 10, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn about Panola's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations that depict everyday family life during the 1820s and 1830s at the Parker House. Visitors will get to participate in activities such as: candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls, and other period games all from guides in historic period clothing. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – May 16, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
History Under the Lake Paddle
Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Lake Seminole is unique because most of the historical sites are now under the waters of the lake. On this 1.5 mile kayak tour, we'll talk about an underwater Native American ceremonial mound, an old Spanish mission, and an event that touched off a war. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day, and help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who died while serving in the US military. Living history interpretations will take place throughout the day including cannon & musket firings every hour. Tour the fort, museum and grounds of Fort McAllister along the banks of the Ogeechee River. $9. 912-727-2339.
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Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. Visitors may explore the site's beautiful vista from the earthen fort, over the Medway River and out through St. Catherine's Sound. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, May 23, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Pioneer Cooking
Saturday, May 23, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
What did the pioneers eat? What did they cook? Come join us as we step into the shoes of a pioneer and learn what they eat and how they cooked it. Our naturalist will cook up a pot of pioneer stew and some muffins for all to enjoy. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Tales from Camp Lawton
Saturday, May 23, 2020 3 PM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come listen to harrowing tales of thievery, attempted prison escapes, mad hatters, assassinations, and more in this half hour historically accurate program. Tour the museum and then sit down and enjoy the enthralling stories from a civil war period soldier or soldier's wife. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Fallen Heros Luminary Lighting
Saturday, May 23, 2020 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Memorial Day is a time for remembering and honoring those in our armed forces who have died defending and serving our country. In honor of the fallen, join us at the history museum and purchase a luminary to honor a fallen hero. Each luminary will be placed on the lawn of where Camp Lawton stood with the name of a service member who gave all. $5 per luminary $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – May 23, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
History Under the Lake Paddle
Saturday, May 23, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Lake Seminole is unique because most of the historical sites are now under the waters of the lake. On this 1.5 mile kayak tour, we'll talk about an underwater Native American ceremonial mound, an old Spanish mission, and an event that touched off a war. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Piedmont Forest Hike
Saturday, May 23, 2020 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a park ranger for a hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees and flowers and discuss the animals, reptiles, and birds along the way to a tour of the inside of the New Manchester mill alongside the magnificent rapids of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, May 23, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing through the tunnel and out on the lake. Highlights of this trip are visiting a beaver pond and dam and observing the eagles, ospreys, and herons. For those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, May 23, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
War of Jenkin's Ear
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
It is 1742 and the Spanish are coming! Learn about the War of Jenkins Ear and Georgia’s role in the 1739 – 1748 war between Britain and Spain. Join us for a presentation about the conflict at the Visitors Center at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm followed by military drills and black powder weapons demonstration. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Soldier Sunday- Museum Tour with a Soldier
Sunday, May 24, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join confederate soldiers as they guide you through Camp Lawton History Museum. Learn about living in the largest prison camp in the world and what struggles prisoners went through daily to survive. Hear the sounds of the muskets fire and see remnants of the past as you tour the museum. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
History Under the Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Lake Seminole is unique because most of the historical sites are now under the waters of the lake. On this 1.5 mile kayak tour, we'll talk about an underwater Native American ceremonial mound, an old Spanish mission, and an event that touched off a war. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
New Manchester History Hike
Sunday, May 24, 2020 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 24, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing through the tunnel and out on the lake. Highlights of this trip are visiting a beaver pond and dam and observing the eagles, ospreys, and herons. For those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 25, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the rangers of Fort King George for a day of craft demonstrations and soldiers' life activities in commemoration of Memorial Day. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 25, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day, and help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who died while serving in the US military. Living history interpretations will take place throughout the day including cannon & musket firings every hour. Tour the fort, museum and grounds of Fort McAllister along the banks of the Ogeechee River. $9. 912-727-2339.
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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Summer Author Series
Saturday, May 30, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
The Summer Author Series will allow local authors to promote their books at our park. The program will last one hour and will be held in the theater. The author will begin the program with a presentation about their book. After the presentation portion of the program the author will have a book signing and the park will offer light refreshments. $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
156th Commemoration - Battle of Pickett's Mill
Saturday, May 30, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
On the grounds, watch real-time troop movements, artillery firings, and calvary maneuvers. See what life was like at the cabin, especially how civilians survived as the Civil War came to Pickett's Mill. Visit our museum for artifact I.D. and special guest author presentations. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – May 30, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
Piedmont Forest Hike
Saturday, May 30, 2020 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a park ranger for a hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees and flowers and discuss the animals, reptiles, and birds along the way to a tour of the inside of the New Manchester mill alongside the magnificent rapids of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, May 30, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing through the tunnel and out on the lake. Highlights of this trip are visiting a beaver pond and dam and observing the eagles, ospreys, and herons. For those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, May 30, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

New Manchester History Hike
Sunday, May 31, 2020 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 31, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing through the tunnel and out on the lake. Highlights of this trip are visiting a beaver pond and dam and observing the eagles, ospreys, and herons. For those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $5 - $13. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

National Trails Day and Mud Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come take a short guided hike down the nature trail along the Etowah River with the Interpretive Ranger/Naturalist. After the hike come get closer to nature and play in the mud. Join us for clay sculpting and make gorgets, animals, or pottery as you learn about the different uses that Native Americans had for clay. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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National Trails Day: Highlander Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow along on a Scottish Highlander's foraging trip around the wonderful trails at Fort King George to learn about local edible and medicinal plant life. 912-437-4770.
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National Trails Day: Falls to Farm 11 mile hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 8 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This hike is an 11-mile, one-way hike that celebrates the shared history of Hardman Farm and Anna Ruby Falls! Anna Ruby Falls was named after Capt. James Nichols’ daughter, Anna Ruby Nichols. Capt. Nichols built the Mansion at West End in the Nacoochee Valley in 1870. $40. 706-878-1077.
Rice Fields History Walk
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
An introductory presentation that will familiarize participants with the methods of Low Country rice culture. Following the presentation there will be a guided hike to the ruins of the plantation rice mill and the rice fields observation deck. Hike will be approximately 1/2 mile in length over uneven ground. $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $8.00 Adult $7.00 Senior (62 and above) 912-264-7333.
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Plantation History Trail: National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 1 PM to 5 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a walk back in time on our half-mile history trail and explore the cotton plantation's 25 original buildings and 125 year history. This is part of American Hiking Society's National Trails Day. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
CCC Exploration
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at Group Shelter 2 as we discuss the role of the CCC at Kolomoki Mounds. They were here long after the Native Americans inhabited this land and brought a different story to the site. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
National Trails Day Hike - Dirt Paths Through History
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Walk through fields of history and forests of natural wonder on a guided tour by a ranger. Hike will be moderate, and distance is flexible per participant. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jun 6, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
D-Day 76th Anniversary Commemoration
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Living history portrayed by James Fowler as President Roosevelt and Robert Anzouni representing the U.S. Army Signal Corps. This briefing will inform FDR of the successes of D-Day followed by the President leading our nation in a prayer that took place on June 6, 1944 via radio. One performance at 11 am in the theater. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about Smithgall Woods on a tour of the Visitor Center and a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Jones Island Trio Trek - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Hike all three trails on the park in one trek with a ranger. The Trembling Earth Nature Trail, Fitness Trail and Upland Pine Trail create a circuit around Jones Island, the location of the park. We will look for wildlife like deer, owls and turkey and talk about the unique characteristics of the different environments within the Okefenokee. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Learn the amazing history of Watson Mill Bridge as we hike to the bridge and then to the power house ruins. Be sure to bring water and wear closed toe shoes. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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National Trails Day - Hike to Battery Wymberly
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Bring your hiking shoes and join us for a hike on our extended trails out to Battery Wymberly. A costumed interpretive guide will tell the story of Wormsloe along the way to one of Georgia’s best preserved Civil War earthworks. The hike will start at the Museum and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Day of Discovery and Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Sunday, Jun 7, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Get outdoors in the D.I.R.T. and learn about Native American life, archaeology, and nature through fun activities like The Scavenger Hunt Challenge where guests get outside to see and do things around the park. $2 - $6. 706-387-3747.
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Monday, June 8, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 6-8
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 8, 2020 until Jun 11, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - 80. 912-437-4770.
Junior Ranger Camp #1
Monday, Jun 8, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spend a week with the park rangers and learn skills from Civil War soldier training to outdoor survival skills and archery. Become an official Junior Ranger! For ages 7-10 years old. Registration begins May 1. Payment is due upon registration. $100. 912-727-2339.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 6-8
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 9, 2020 until Jun 11, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - 80. 912-437-4770.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 6-8
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 10, 2020 until Jun 11, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - 80. 912-437-4770.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 6-8
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 11, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - 80. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Star Gazing by Kayak - Get Outdoors Month
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge after dark is the perfect getaway for looking at the night sky. Join a Park Ranger on this guided paddle around the lake after dark. If skies are cloudy, we will discuss history and/or night sounds. Bring water, flashlight, water shoes, ad bug repellent. Meet at the beach area. Pre-registration required, space is limited. $15 if you bring your own $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Victorian Wake
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 4 PM to 6 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
. The Victorian’s had interesting customs, superstitions and sense of style back in the late 1800’s. The Friends of Hardman Farm present a true Victorian Wake experience in conjunction with the passing of Augusta Latimer, Kate Nichols mother, 133 years ago. See how they dressed and what was customary of the day during a Victorian Era wake. $20. 706-878-1077.
Hofwyl Plantation Junior Ranger Saturday
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Walk the Hofwyl-Broadfield activity trail and tour the plantation house with a ranger. Learn about some little known aspects of the plantation while completing sections of the Junior Ranger book. $5 to $8. 912-264-7333.
Take a Walk on the Wildside
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Cindi Quay will be leading an herbal medicine program at the park. This program will teach the medicinal properties of certain plans and will help you make an herbal medicine bag. You will take a Walkabout to identify certain medicinal plants, then you will spend time with a refreshing cup of herbal tea as you rest and eat your lunch. $5.50 - $7 $5 parking. 706-624-1321.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jun 13, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 15, 2020 until Jun 18, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 16, 2020 until Jun 18, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 17, 2020 until Jun 18, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Get Outdoors Georgia - Selfies and the Stones
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guests that visit that day will be encouraged to visit the Walk of States and take a "selfie" with the stone of their state and post on our Facebook page. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Hollywood at Hardman
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This is a special event celebrating our 150th Anniversary at Hardman Farm! View props from the 1950’s movie I’d Climb the Highest Mountain that was filmed right here in the Sautee-Nacoochee Valley and meet residents who participated in the filming project. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase. 706-878-1077.
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 18, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Fire & Shine Dinner
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 5 PM to 8 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy a Hardman Farm signature dining experience complete with black powder and moonshine demonstrations. Featured dishes by Cowboys & Angels will include southern favorites like chuck wagon beef tips, collards and peach cobbler. $55. 706-878-1077.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jun 20, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 22, 2020 until Jun 25, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - $80. 912-437-4770.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 23, 2020 until Jun 25, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - $80. 912-437-4770.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 24, 2020 until Jun 25, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - $80. 912-437-4770.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
8 AM - 3 PM from Jun 25, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Children will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger Badge. The week will be filled with rich history, outdoor studies and activities, craft projects, and team building! Registration is required. $75 for early registration and $80 for late registration. $75 - $80. 912-437-4770.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jun 26, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

U-Pick Harvest Festival
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. Harvest your own sunflowers or corn and see how sorghum is harvested and processed. Enjoy a beautiful day in the Valley with music, games and treats. Regular Tour Rates: Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children (5 and under): Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Summer Author Series
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
The Summer Author Series will allow local authors to promote their books at our park. The program will last one hour and will be held in the theater. The author will begin the program with a presentation about their book. After the presentation portion of the program the author will have a book signing and the park will offer light refreshments. $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jun 27, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jul 3, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Etowah Games Day 2020
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come enjoy learning about sports and simple games that were played in the past. try your skills at simple games. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Cannons Across the Marsh
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 to Sunday, Jul 5, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the soldiers at the fort for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, and soldiers' life activities to honor Independence Day. $4.50- $7.50 912-437-4770.
Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old fashioned fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings, and musket demonstrations. $9. 912-727-2339.
Independence Day Colonial Faire
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Celebrate Independence Day with colonial games, contests of skill, colonial music, musket firings, cannon firings and other activities. $5.00 912-884-5999.
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Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Ol' Time Fourth
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Celebrate Independence Day at Jarrell Plantation with farm skill demonstrations like blacksmithing, spinning, and wood stove cooking, patriotic and bluegrass music, an old time carnival, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon followed by a watermelon cutting and old fashioned games, relays, and races. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Red, White, and Bluegrass
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top welcomes back summer bluegrass this Independence Day! Bring a chair to listen to New Grass Express play their awesome music. Performances will be on the porch of our historic Vaughan Log Cabin. This event ends at 9, which leaves you time to watch fireworks after words. Fireworks are visible at Websters Ferry boat dock. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jul 4, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about Smithgall Woods on a tour of the Visitor Center and a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Jul 5, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $5 - $13. 912-353-3023.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Heritage Farm Camp
Monday, Jul 6, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This four-day camp (Monday - Thursday)focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
DIRT Event 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Heritage Farm Camp
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This four-day camp (Monday - Thursday)focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Anna Ruby Tuesday
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
What was life like for a well-to-do girl in Nacoochee in the 1870s? In this one day camp, 6-10 year old girls will play period games, play dress up with Victorian attire and have an English tea. Advanced registration required. $30 per child. 706-878-1077.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Heritage Farm Camp
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This four-day camp (Monday - Thursday)focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
DIRT Event 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Heritage Farm Camp
Thursday, Jul 9, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This four-day camp (Monday - Thursday)focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Hofwyl Plantation Junior Ranger Saturday
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Walk the Hofwyl-Broadfield activity trail and tour the plantation house with a ranger. Learn about some little known aspects of the plantation while completing sections of the Junior Ranger book. $5 to $8. 912-264-7333.
Kid's Day at New Echota State Historic Site
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
New Echota State Historic Site will be offering different activities from 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM for kids of all ages. Come and experience what life was like during the 1800s. Activities include: quill pen writing, finger weaving, corn husk dolls, fire-starting and more. $5.50 - $7.00 706-624-1321.
DIRT Event 
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jul 11, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp #2
Monday, Jul 13, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spend a week with the park rangers and learn skills from Civil War soldier training to outdoor survival skills and archery. Become an official Junior Ranger! For ages 7-10 years old. Registration begins May 1. Payment is due upon registration. $100. 912-727-2339.
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 13, 2020 until Jul 16, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Farm Camp
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
In this one-day camp for children ages 6-10, we'll explore the wonders of farming. From the evolution of Native American agriculture to modern farming techniques, campers will be able to experience aspects of farm life through the ages. How have tools changed/improved over time? It will be a fun, interactive, and educational day for kids. $30. 706-878-1077.
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 14, 2020 until Jul 16, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
DIRT Event 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 15, 2020 until Jul 16, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Hollywood at Hardman
Thursday, Jul 16, 2020 8 PM to 10 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This is a special event celebrating our 150th Anniversary at Hardman Farm! View props from the 1950’s movie I’d Climb the Highest Mountain that was filmed right here in the Sautee-Nacoochee Valley and meet residents who participated in the filming project. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase. 706-878-1077.
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 16, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Tea with Emma Hardman
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
The Friends of Hardman Farm invite you to experience a 1930’s afternoon tea with Emma Hardman, wife of Georgia’s 65th Governor, Lamartine Hardman. Guests will enjoy a three course repast catered by Nadine’s featuring savory sandwiches, quiche, scones and exquisite sweets. Following tea, Governor and Mrs. Hardman will invite you to tour their home. $40. 706-878-1077.
Tea with Emma Hardman
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 4 PM to 6 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
The Friends of Hardman Farm invite you to experience a 1930’s afternoon tea with Emma Hardman, wife of Georgia’s 65th Governor, Lamartine Hardman. Guests will enjoy a three course repast catered by Nadine’s featuring savory sandwiches, quiche, scones and exquisite sweets. Following tea, Governor and Mrs. Hardman will invite you to tour their home. $40. 706-878-1077.
Rice Fields History Walk
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
An introductory presentation that will familiarize participants with the methods of Low Country rice culture. Following the presentation there will be a guided hike to the ruins of the plantation rice mill and the rice fields observation deck. Hike will be approximately 1/2 mile in length over uneven ground. $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $8.00 Adult $7.00 Senior (62 and above) 912-264-7333.
DIRT Event 
Indoor/Outdoor Summer Send-Off
10 AM - 3 PM from Jul 18, 2020 until Jul 19, 2020 
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Before the kids head back to school, bring them out to Jarrell Plantation for one more weekend of summer fun. During this combination outdoor/indoor program, kids can complete our Junior Ranger book and earn their ranger badge, go on a photo scavenger hunt to earn prizes, and cool off inside with fun games and activities in our Visitor Center. $4-$6.50 $5 parking. 478-986-5172.
Summer Author Series
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
The Summer Author Series will allow local authors to promote their books at our park. The program will last one hour and will be held in the theater. The author will begin the program with a presentation about their book. After the presentation portion of the program the author will have a book signing and the park will offer light refreshments. $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
Junior Ranger Day - Discovery, Interpretation, Recreation, Travel (D.I.R.T.)
9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 18, 2020 
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Want to know what its like to be a park ranger? This is a chance for anyone; individuals or families of all ages to earn their badges through participation in nature crafts, games, and a park service project. $10. 770-443-7850.
DIRT Event 
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jul 18, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Indoor/Outdoor Summer Send-Off
10 AM - 3 PM from Jul 19, 2020 
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Before the kids head back to school, bring them out to Jarrell Plantation for one more weekend of summer fun. During this combination outdoor/indoor program, kids can complete our Junior Ranger book and earn their ranger badge, go on a photo scavenger hunt to earn prizes, and cool off inside with fun games and activities in our Visitor Center. $4-$6.50 $5 parking. 478-986-5172.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Vann House Days - 19th Century Cherokee History
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Dive into the daily life of an 18th-19th century family. For the 42nd year, Friends of the Vann House Volunteers will demonstrate a variety of skills such as blacksmithing, herbology, churning butter, quilting, weaving, blow guns, pottery and more. The historic Cherokee house and grounds will be open for tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Hardman Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Bernie’s Nacoochee Guest House in Sautee will serve dinner on the lawn at the mansion. The affair begins at 5PM with wine and hors d'oeuvres while guest browse and enjoy fiddle music. All ingredients are Georgia Grown, mostly here in White County. The wine you will be served comes from the Habersham vineyards you pass entering the Farm! $75. 706-878-1077.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jul 25, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Vann House Days - 19th Century Cherokee History
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Dive into the daily life of an 18th-19th century family. For the 42nd year, Friends of the Vann House Volunteers will demonstrate a variety of skills such as blacksmithing, herbology, churning butter, quilting, weaving, blow guns, pottery and more. The historic Cherokee house and grounds will be open for tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp #3
Monday, Jul 27, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spend a week with the park rangers and learn skills from Civil War soldier training to outdoor survival skills and archery. Become an official Junior Ranger! For ages 7-10 years old. Registration begins May 1. Payment is due upon registration. $100 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Aug 1, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about Smithgall Woods on a tour of the Visitor Center and a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Monday, August 3, 2020

Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Monday, Aug 3, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $5 - $13. 912-353-3023.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Purple Heart Day Military Order of the Purple Heart
Friday, Aug 7, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7 each year. It is a time to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Columbus, GA Chapter will be on hand to meet and greet. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Hofwyl Plantation Junior Ranger Saturday
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Walk the Hofwyl-Broadfield activity trail and tour the plantation house with a ranger. Learn about some little known aspects of the plantation while completing sections of the Junior Ranger book. $5 to $8. 912-264-7333.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Aug 8, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
Georgia's First Fouth
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Did you know that the Declaration of Independence did not make its way to Savannah until August? Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read in 1776. Participate in the debate to declare independence or to remain loyal to the king. See musket firings and more. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Atl Alt and Dart Crafting
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
The atl atl is a highly effective piece of hunting technology that has been used by many cultures across the globe, including the American Indian. Gather the tools and knowledge needed to construct your own and the supplies to continue crafting at home. You'll even learn to throw the dart. Ages 13+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children (5 and under): Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Aug 15, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Summer Author Series
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
The Summer Author Series will allow local authors to promote their books at our park. The program will last one hour and will be held in the theater. The author will begin the program with a presentation about their book. After the presentation portion of the program the author will have a book signing and the park will offer light refreshments. $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Aug 22, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Aug 29, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Labor Day Festivities
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for an educational and entertaining day for the whole family. Our Civil War interpreters will be firing cannon and muskets throughout the day. $9. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
To celebrate Labor Day, Fort Morris, located on the Medway River in historic Sunbury, Georgia, will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon firing demonstrations. $3-4.50 912-884-5999.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Portrait of a Plantation
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
This celebration of art and history includes drawing and painting activities, an exhibition of art from local artists, and a plein air painting session, where artists create works of art in real time as you tour the site. The plantation will also come to life with farm skill demos, steam engine demos, and house tours. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.
Outdoor Cooking Class - Hobo Style
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This class will focus on the preparation, cooking, and cleaning involved with cooking a meal outdoors using aluminum foil. We provide the equipment and ingredients, but participants may bring spices of their choice. Preregistration required. $10. 770-443-7850.
DIRT Event 
Saturday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Sep 5, 2020 until Jan 2, 2021 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our Ranger and Historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
WWII Ends: The 75th Anniversary
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
We will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end World War II with the 116th Army Band playing patriotic and victory tunes. Vintage newsreels of the day will be playing in the museum. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible 
First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about Smithgall Woods on a tour of the Visitor Center and a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
What did those first colonists do to survive when they arrived in 1733? Find out if you have what it took to build a colony. See craft demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning, cooking, roof thatching, and more. $2.00 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Monday, September 7, 2020

Labor Day Commemoration
Monday, Sep 7, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a day of craft demonstrations and soldiers' life activities. Learn about the various types of laborers of the past. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Labor Day Festivities
Monday, Sep 7, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for an educational and entertaining day for the whole family. Our Civil War interpreters will be firing cannon and muskets throughout the day. $9. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Women on the Plantation: Girl Scouts Love State Parks
1 PM - 3 PM from Sep 12, 2020 until Sep 13, 2020 
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a guided tour of the plantation and learn about the roles women played in making a plantation successful at the turn of the 20th century. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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