History Events


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Candlelight Tours
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Tour the mansion by candlelight for a beautiful glimpse of a historic Moravian Christmas as celebrated by the first Spring Place missionaries in the early 1800s. Enjoy live music, natural scenery, and finish up with cookies and cider in a cabin exhibit. No reservation necessary, arrive by 8 p.m. for the full experience. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Chat with a Chandler
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Our rangers will be making hand-dipped candles in the style of an 18th century chandler. Come take a look at this interesting process and have a chat about history. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Annual Winter Muster: 155th Anniversary
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 10 AM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This annual tactical demonstration commemorates the siege of the fort, the last battle of General Sherman’s March to the Sea. Cannon and musket firings, skirmishes, and drills will take place throughout the day. Visitors should arrive no later than 4 pm for the Final Assault at 5 pm. TICKET SALES END AT 4:30 PM. $10 per person, Ages 2 & under free $10. 912-727-2339.
Roving Ranger
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Find the Roving Ranger table on your next visit to Fort Yargo! Each date and location will have different activities and teach guests about topics such as wildlife, fishing, the Old Fort, plant identification and more. Suitable for all ages. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Experience a picturesque and fascinating historic site within the state park, while learning about life in the late 1700's. Fun for the whole family; tours includes various interactive activities and educational opportunities. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, visits with Santa, and a trip down the Unicoi Turnpike by horse drawn wagon. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Child (under 6): Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $35. 706-878-1077.
Holidays at the HEARTh
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Step back into an earlier time and experience holiday decorating and festivities of civilian life during the Civil War. See period decorating, participate in heritage games, and observe civilian life way demonstrations. Santa will be here. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Field Journal Journeys: Storytelling
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Come join us for storytelling at the Vaughan Log Cabin. We will be around the fireplace telling tales, playing games, and learning story skills. Recommended for 10 to adult. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Dec 14, 2019 until Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
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Park History Paddle
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Hear all about the history of our park and historical sites that are now under the waters of lake Seminole. We'll paddle approximately 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to discuss some colorful stories about the early days of the park and various submerged historical sites. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Coffee With a Ranger
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
9:00 a.m. Coffee with a Ranger: Start your morning right! Join one of our park rangers for coffee and conversation about what’s happening at Skidaway Island State Park. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Big Ferry Trail Hike
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Spend your Saturday afternoon with a ranger as you hike along the Big Ferry trail and learn the local ecology. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Historic New Manchester Mill Hike
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged companion and join a Park Ranger on a very scenic and historic hike. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and tour the inside of the ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester mill, as seen in the film " Hunger Games:Mockingjay". Dog lovers without dogs are welcomed. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only, exact change please. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Christmas at the Inn
Saturdays 10 AM - 2 PM – Dec 14, 2019 
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
The Friends of Traveler’s Rest decorate the beautiful 200 year old Inn with homemade ornaments and greenery, just as it would be in the 1800’s . Visitors are served hot apple cider and Jarrett family teacakes, and enjoy lovely Holiday music while they tour. $1 - $5. 706-886-2256.
Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Participate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments. Holiday crafts at the museum throughout the day. Holiday festivities start at 1 pm. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Colonial Christmas
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 2 PM to 5 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
The Stockings are hung and Saint Nick soon will be here handing out stockings for crafty boys & girls at Elijah Clark's festively decorated Colonial Homestead. Make Holiday Decorations and toys with Hannah & her helpers - Design Your Own Angel, Clothes-pin Reindeer, Marshmallow Roasting, Pictures with Santa and more. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Make and shoot your own Blow Darts
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Make and shoot your own blow darts! Join us at 2:00 pm to learn about blow darts and how they were used in the Southeast, then make and shoot your own. Pre-Registration is required for this program, call 770-387-3747 to reserve your spot. Please make sure you arrive on time so you are able to participate. Suitable for ages 6 and older. $4-$6 plus $2 program fee. 770-387-3747.
March Forward Into the Past
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Explore the site with one of Fort King George's finest soldiers. 912-437-4770.
DIRT Event 
March Forward Into the Past
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Explore the site with one of Fort King George's finest soldiers. 912-437-4770.
DIRT Event 
From Rice to Rebellion Fort Tour
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The story of rice cultivation begins with the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733, and was the regions largest economic export up until the American Civil War. The strategic placement of Fort McAllister was not only to protect the citizens of Savannah, but also the many rice plantations that lined the Ogeechee River. $9-$2.50 912-727-2339.
Sunday Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Dec 15, 2019 until Jan 5, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20 per person. 706-655-5870.
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Skidaway Scavenger Hunt!
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come out for an all day affair! Back by popular demand is the Skidaway Scavenger Hunt. Stop by the park office for a list of what you need to find. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Historic New Manchester Mill Hike
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Native American History Hike
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a two hour strenuous 2 mile hike focusing on first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side including a visit to the "Indian cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Sturdy closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask our Naturalist questions about the history or the site, surrounding features and wildlife. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Learn how to play Stickball
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn about Stickball and how it influenced modern sports and then try your hand at playing. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Skulls and Skins
Friday, Dec 20, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about skull and animal hide identification and how Native Americans at Etowah utilized bones and fur. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Friday, Dec 20, 2019 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, visits with Santa, and a trip down the Unicoi Turnpike by horse drawn wagon. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Child (under 6): Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $35. 706-878-1077.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Coffee With the Ranger
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a cup of coffee and a scoop of peach Dutch oven dump cake with a Hard Labor Creek ranger. Swap a few stories, answer some questions about the park history, and learn a few tricks for cooking outdoors. Samples while supplies last. Call the Visitor Center to register in advance, space is limited. Meet at the visitor center. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 4 PM to 7 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm Come see the Mansion at West End in period holiday decor and learn about Victorian Christmas traditions from docents dressed in their finest 1870's garb. This open house on Friday and Saturday nights in December is highlighted by twinkling candle lights, visits with Santa, and a trip down the Unicoi Turnpike by horse drawn wagon. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Child (under 6): Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $35. 706-878-1077.
Christmas of the Past
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Step back in time where Christmas gifts were made by hand and Christmas tree decorations were made from mother nature's bounty. Be greeted by staff wearing authentic period outfits on the museum porch. Guests will help decorate the tree with natural ornaments, enjoy hot cocoa, a museum tour, hayrides and caroling. $5 per person or $15 per family $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Iron Skillet Iron Pour
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 11 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join Rangers December 21st for our Iron Skillet Iron Pour from 11 am-4 pm. Ranger will lead a Q&A at 11 am followed by a mold making demo at noon. Pouring will begin around 2 pm. Event is at the Casting Shed behind the new Visitor Center. No scratch blocks will be sold at this event. All vehicles must display a parking pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 
Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Dec 21, 2019 until Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
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Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Visit us in the Visitor’s Center/Museum anyime from 9AM to 5PM for for a scavenger hunt. This fun indoor hunt will lead you throughout the museum and gift shop to gather clues. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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1850's New Manchester Christmas Hike
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a moderate, mile long festive hike as we learn about mid-1800s Christmas traditions in the area. We will be hiking down to the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek and will end our hike inside the impressive textile mill of New Manchester. No children under 6 or dogs please. Meet at the Visitor’s Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Make and shoot your own Blow Darts
Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Make and shoot your own blow darts! Join us at 2:00 pm to learn about blow darts and how they were used in the Southeast, then make and shoot your own. Pre-Registration is required for this program, call 770-387-3747 to reserve your spot. Please make sure you arrive on time so you are able to participate. Suitable for ages 6 and older. $4-$6 plus $2 program fee. 770-387-3747.
Cooking a Soldier's Ration
Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Meet one of Fort King George's Redcoat soldiers in his barracks as he prepares a meal from the meager rations supplied to him. If you ask nicely, he may even have a recipe or two to share with you. 912-437-4770.
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Cannon Ball Crater Hike
Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 10 AM to 11 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Some of the largest weapons of the civil war were naval artillery pieces known as Dahlgren guns. This ranger led hike explores an area of the park where these weapons have left numerous craters. This is a bushwhackers hike off of our trail system. Please where appropriate shoes and clothing for traversing natural areas. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
From Rice to Rebellion Fort Tour
Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The story of rice cultivation begins with the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733, and was the regions largest economic export up until the American Civil War. The strategic placement of Fort McAllister was not only to protect the citizens of Savannah, but also the many rice plantations that lined the Ogeechee River. $9-$2.50 912-727-2339.
The Boys Who Built the Park - CCC Program
Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 5 PM to 5:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the men who built the beautiful structures we enjoy at the park today. We'll take a short walk around the front of the park to look at the CCC's handiwork. Meet in front of the museum. $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Sunday Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Dec 22, 2019 until Jan 5, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20 per person. 706-655-5870.
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Historic New Manchester Mill Hike
Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

River Walk
Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Historic New Manchester Mill Hike
Thursday, Dec 26, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Roving Naturalist
Friday, Dec 27, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of history and nature to share with the guests $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Swamp Smarts Trivia
Friday, Dec 27, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Bring your knowledge of the Okefenokee and the state of Georgia to this fun trivia challenge. Play as a group or an individual and test your swamp smarts. Topics will range from wildlife and nature to history and maybe a few surprise topics. Study up! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Historic New Manchester Mill Hike
Friday, Dec 27, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Colonial Playtime
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Spend some time outside learning about and playing with our Colonial toys and games. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 1 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War medicine. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Civil War Candle Making
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our living historians for a demonstration on 19th century candle making. Try your hand at making these historic candles. Explore our fort and museum at your leisure or join the guided tour at 2 pm. 912-727-2339.
Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Dec 28, 2019 until Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
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Park History Paddle
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Hear all about the history of our park and historical sites that are now under the waters of lake Seminole. We'll paddle approximately 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to discuss some colorful stories about the early days of the park and various submerged historical sites. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Historic New Manchester Mill Hike
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill Hike
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Make and shoot your own Blow Darts
Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Make and shoot your own blow darts! Join us at 2:00 pm to learn about blow darts and how they were used in the Southeast, then make and shoot your own. Pre-Registration is required for this program, call 770-387-3747 to reserve your spot. Please make sure you arrive on time so you are able to participate. Suitable for ages 6 and older. $4-$6 plus $2 program fee. 770-387-3747.
Sunday Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Dec 29, 2019 until Jan 5, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20 per person. 706-655-5870.
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Last Day Hike
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Celebrate the last day of 2019 with a short guided hike. The tour will include both history and nature features of the site. $2-$6 admission fee $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

First Day Hike 2020
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 9:30 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come get started with your New Year’s resolutions; by joining us on a pet-friendly ranger-led hike. On the hike we will explore the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Alexander H. Stephens. We will meet at Lake Liberty, which is located in front of our park office. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. . $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Etowah's First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Start the New Year with a Short 1 1/2 mile hike around the mounds. Learn about the site's history and be prepared to experience the nature at our site on New Year's Day. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
The Beginnings of America- First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Enjoy a leisurely walk, guided by a uniformed American Continental Soldier, into and around the earthwork fort. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
The Beginnings of America- First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Enjoy a leisurely walk, guided by a uniformed American Continental Soldier, into and around the earthwork fort. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Start the year off right with a First Day Hike to the Stone Wall, Historic CCC Fire Tower and West Overlook to take in some breathtaking views. This is a moderate, rocky one-mile hike with plenty of nature, history and sightseeing to satisfy the whole family. Please register in advance. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
First Day Hike At Hamburg
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 to Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 10:30 AM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Join the Ranger at Hamburg State Park for our First Day Hike. We will walk the Red Trail and discuss the history of Hamburg State Park, while enjoying some picturesque lake front views of the Hamburg Grist Mill. Please dress for the weather, bring water, and wear sturdy shoes. Afterwards, we will tour the Hamburg Mill and Agricultural Museum. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
Falls to Farm First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 7:30 AM to 5 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Take an 11 mile, one-way hike back in time from Anna Ruby Falls to Hardman Farm State Historic Site. This hike spans what was once the vast estate of Hardman Farm’s proprietary family, the Nichols. $40. 706-878-1077.
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Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail - First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Take a two mile hike along the Chattahoochee River from Hardman Farm to downtown Helen, GA, and back. You will see famous Nora Mill Grainery dam, interactive interpretive panels along the trail and follow the old Gainesville Railroad. This is an out and back, 2 miles round trip hike, starting and ending at Hardman Farm Visitor Center. 706-878-1077.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Traditional Plant ID; First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from Eventbrite or call to register. Guests will learn and practice plant ID skills on this Ranger-lead hike on the Sweetgum Trail! We will discuss traditional uses of trees, shrubs, and plants, and how to identify them. Meet at the Visitor Center for this fun way to learn about traditional uses of plants, and how to identify them. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 
Suwannee River Swamplands: First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will start the beginning of the year off at the beginning of the Suwannee River. As we hike we will discuss the origins of the river in the swamp and where all that water is headed. We will also talk about the history of the area from the purpose of the Suwannee River Sill to turpentiners in the woods. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
First Day Hike to Capture the Beauty of Sweetwater
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile long, moderate hike will take us down to the scenic highlights of the park. We will sketch and/or photograph the magnificent ruins of the 5 story Civil War era New Manchester Mill. We will also try to capture the beauty of the Sweetwater Creek rapids (up to class IV). Please bring your sketchpad and camera. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
First Day Hike to the Historic New Manchester Mill
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follow lovely Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the five story Civil War era ruins of the new Manchester Mill. The mill is situated alongside the beautiful rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. This hike requires a moderate, mile long hike (total) down to the mill and back. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
First Day Hike through the Piedmont Forest
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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 rapids of Sweetwater Creek. 6 years minimum. Meet at the Visitors' Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Watson Mill's First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Starting at the day use parking lot, we will travel through the historic bridge to the raceway trail. Along the trail hikers will get a beautiful view of the covered bridge, learn about its construction and hike along the original raceway that leads to the Watson Mill ruins. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
DIRT Event 
First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 1:30 PM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Start the year off right with a hike at Wormsloe. Come enjoy a beautiful hike along our scenic marshland highlighting our 19th and 20th century history. The hike leaves the Museum at 1:30 pm and last 1.5 hours. The group will be walking our Battery Trail (2.3 mi). Bring water, bug spray, closed toed shoes, and weather appropriate clothing. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

First Saturday Hike 2020
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Celebrate the first weekend of the year with a short guided hike. The tour will include both, history and nature features of the site. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Civil War Cooking
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come taste an authentic recipe from all the way back in the 1860's. Park staff will be cooking a dish that the soldiers would have eaten at their campfires. $3.00-$4.00 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Tales from Camp Lawton
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 3:30 PM to 4 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.
Accessible 
First Saturday Hike - The Dirt We Walk On
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join rangers for a special two-mile hike passing through tallgrass battlefields, free-flowing streams, and majestic woodland forests. Learn the park history while you hike and take in all the beauty nature has to offer. $5. 770-443-7850.
Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
Accessible 
Park History Paddle
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Hear all about the history of our park and historical sites that are now under the waters of lake Seminole. We'll paddle approximately 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to discuss some colorful stories about the early days of the park and various submerged historical sites. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Colonial Sailors
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come join Ranger Jillian and learn about sailing in the 18th century. Learn how to use a compass, tie sailing knots, how to use a sailing whistle, and sing silly sea shanties. The program includes one sailing whistle and length of rope, which is yours to keep! If you have your own compass, bring it with you - just like a real sailor! $7.50 - $15.00 912-353-3023.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Hands-on Colonial Craft Series
Sundays 2 PM - 3:30 PM – Jan 5, 2020 until Jan 26, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a unique experience as we provide hands-on colonial crafting courses. Every class you will help you develop new skills and leave you with a one-of-a-kind memento. Each week will cover a different craft so feel free to sign up for any one or all of them but pre-registration is required and space is extremely limited. $15. 912-437-4777 ext. 0.
DIRT Event 
Sunday Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jan 5, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20 per person. 706-655-5870.
Accessible 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Star Gazing at the Mounds
Friday, Jan 10, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us at Etowah to enjoy sunset and moon rise on top of Mound A, and create a star wheel to help you navigate the night sky. After stargazing enjoy a warm fire with s'mores and Native American storytelling. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jan 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Hands-on Colonial Craft Series
Sundays 2 PM - 3:30 PM – Jan 12, 2020 until Jan 26, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a unique experience as we provide hands-on colonial crafting courses. Every class you will help you develop new skills and leave you with a one-of-a-kind memento. Each week will cover a different craft so feel free to sign up for any one or all of them but pre-registration is required and space is extremely limited. $15. 912-437-4777 ext. 0.
DIRT Event 
Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

British Troops at Sunbury 1779
10 AM - 4 PM from Jan 18, 2020 until Jan 20, 2020 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Fort Morris, and the colonial seaport town of Sunbury, were captured by British troops under the command of Brigadier General Augustin Prevost, on January 9th, 1779. Visitors on this weekend will enjoy interacting with members of His Majesty's 7th Regiment afoot British Regulars, Tory Militia, as well as members of the British Royal Navy. $4.50 912-884-5999.
Accessible 
Handmade Gourds
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Work with your hands and primitive tools to take home your own gourd bowl. Meet at Group Shelter 2 for this unique craft. Limited to 15 participants. $15 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Civil War Cooking
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come taste an authentic recipe from all the way back in the 1860's. Park staff will be cooking a dish that the soldiers would have eaten at their campfires. $3.00-$4.00 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Tales from Camp Lawton
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 3:30 PM to 4 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.
Accessible 
Iron Pour
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 10 am. Pour begins at 1 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 
Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jan 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Park History Paddle
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Hear all about the history of our park and historical sites that are now under the waters of lake Seminole. We'll paddle approximately 1.5 miles round-trip, stopping along the way to discuss some colorful stories about the early days of the park and various submerged historical sites. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Hands-on Colonial Craft Series
Sundays 2 PM - 3:30 PM – Jan 19, 2020 until Jan 26, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a unique experience as we provide hands-on colonial crafting courses. Every class you will help you develop new skills and leave you with a one-of-a-kind memento. Each week will cover a different craft so feel free to sign up for any one or all of them but pre-registration is required and space is extremely limited. $15. 912-437-4777 ext. 0.
DIRT Event 
British Troops at Sunbury 1779
10 AM - 4 PM from Jan 19, 2020 until Jan 20, 2020 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Fort Morris, and the colonial seaport town of Sunbury, were captured by British troops under the command of Brigadier General Augustin Prevost, on January 9th, 1779. Visitors on this weekend will enjoy interacting with members of His Majesty's 7th Regiment afoot British Regulars, Tory Militia, as well as members of the British Royal Navy. $4.50 912-884-5999.
Accessible 

Monday, January 20, 2020

British Troops at Sunbury 1779
10 AM - 4 PM from Jan 20, 2020 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Fort Morris, and the colonial seaport town of Sunbury, were captured by British troops under the command of Brigadier General Augustin Prevost, on January 9th, 1779. Visitors on this weekend will enjoy interacting with members of His Majesty's 7th Regiment afoot British Regulars, Tory Militia, as well as members of the British Royal Navy. $4.50 912-884-5999.
Accessible 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Jan 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Hands-on Colonial Craft Series
Sundays 2 PM - 3:30 PM – Jan 26, 2020 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a unique experience as we provide hands-on colonial crafting courses. Every class you will help you develop new skills and leave you with a one-of-a-kind memento. Each week will cover a different craft so feel free to sign up for any one or all of them but pre-registration is required and space is extremely limited. $15. 912-437-4777 ext. 0.
DIRT Event 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

A Dime For FDR
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 10 AM to 10:30 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
A digital presentation on the founding of FDR's March of Dimes and the conquest of polio. What began with a birthday party in Warm Springs led to the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and the end of polio. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Accessible 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Rides On The River
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a day filled with cool rides, local history, cannon and musket firings. Classic car owners are invited to show off their amazing autos and meet fellow automobile enthusiasts. Register in advance by calling the park office. Brought to you in cooperation with Richmond Hill Cars & Coffee. Open to the public. 912-727-2339.
Tales from Camp Lawton
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 3:30 PM to 4 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.
Accessible 
Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Feb 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, February 7, 2020

Colonial Faire and Muster School Day
Friday, Feb 7, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come and learn about early Georgia and Colonial Savannah at our annual Colonial Faire and Muster School Day. Experience the 18th century military encampment, military demonstrations, shopping in Sutler’s row, craft demonstrations, music, dancing, and more. Food concession will be available. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Valentine's Dinner and Dance
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Bring your sweetheart to our one-of-a-kind Valentine's date not to be forgotten! Enjoy a candlelit meal in a beautiful, historic setting with period music and dancing. Take part in a fireside chat with our historical interpreters. Space is limited. Reserve your table today by calling our park office. Price is per person. $50. 912-727-2339.
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1864 Muster
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for a gathering of reenactment soldiers on a day of training, practice, and drills. Black powder and tactical demonstrations will be open for public observation. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
DIRT Event 
Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Feb 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Colonial Faire & Muster
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, sutlers' row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Free admission. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Georgia History Festival's Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Bring your family to the Vann House for a free-flow tour of the historic Vann House, hosted by Friends of the Vann House volunteers. You will also be able to tour our two-story cabin exhibit, 1800s Cherokee Farmstead outdoor exhibit, and of course our museum and 15-minute history film. 706-695-2598.
Super Museum Sunday at Etowah
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Don't miss your chance to visit Etowah Indian Mounds for free. A guided tour of the site starts at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m Join us in welcoming renown author and archaeologist Adam King, who will be giving a lecture on Native American Iconography. 770-387-3747.
Super Museum Sunday at Fort McAllister
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 12 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society, we are offering free admission. Come for a self-guided tour anytime or take part in our guided tour at 2 p.m. ending with a musket firing. 912-727-2339.
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Super Museum Sunday at Sunbury
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Visit Fort Morris State Historic Site, located at Sunbury, and receive FREE admission. Enjoy interacting with an American Continental Soldier, and be treated to musket firing demonstrations on the hour. 912-884-5999.
Steam Sunday: Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Jarrell Plantation will participate in the Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday 2020. Take a stroll around the historic plantation grounds free of charge, and enjoy house tours and an antique steam engine demonstration from 1 - 4 pm. 478-986-5172.
Brain Tanned Buckskin- Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join Ben Kirkland as we discuss the uses of a buckskin and get hands on experience as we go step by step to tan the hide as they did years ago. Meet at the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Super Museum Sunday - Soldier Stories
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
FREE admission for this Super Museum Sunday special event. Enjoy guided hikes at 1 pm and 2 pm. There will also be local Civil War relic displays and Artifact I.D, a special program presentation of stories of soldiers who actually fought here, and black powder firing demonstrations. 770-443-7850.
Accessible DIRT Event 
Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
To celebrate Georgia’s diverse and fascinating history, the State Parks and Historic Sites Division of the Department of Natural Resources is offering free admission to the Little White House on Sunday, February 9. 706-655-5870.
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Colonial Faire & Muster
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, sutlers' row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Free admission. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Iron Pour
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 10 am. Pour begins at 1 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 
Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Feb 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Military Order of the Purple Heart and Triple Nickels
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Find out if you or someone you know is entitled to The Purple Heart during this meet-and-greet. The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) is composed of men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Meet US Army Rangers who are perpetuating this legacy. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Billys Island Stories in the Dirt
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 5 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger on a trip to historic Billys Island. We will look at the many signs of human activity imprinted on the landscape from Native Americans, loggers, swampers and even refuge activities. These include Indian mounds, a cemetery, old rail beds and logging equipment. $20-$25 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Rosenwald Schools
Monday, Feb 17, 2020 10 AM to 10:45 AM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Special presentation and discussion about the history of the Rosenwald Schools that were created to enhance educational opportunities for African Americans. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Feb 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Tales from Camp Lawton
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 3:30 PM to 4 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.
Accessible 
Trails Through History Workday
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come out and assist us with improvement projects our hiking trails here at the park. Snacks and water provided. Please bring gloves. Free admission for participants. 770-443-7850.
Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Feb 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 6:30 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 
Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Mar 7, 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Build your Own Colonial Fort Junior Ranger Day
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Noble Jones built his own fortified home and you can too. Join us for a day of construction to build your own (cardboard) colonial fort. This this is a fun fortified architecture session for the whole family and a part of our Jr. Ranger Road Trip series. Come prepared to make a mess. Activities run from 10 am to 12 pm and repeat 2 pm to 4 pm. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

CCC Exploration
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at Camp Hicita Group Camp 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 Quilting Day: A Patchwork of History
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join our first annual celebration of National Quilting Day. There will be displays by groups and individuals, period music, and special presentations. $3 -$6. 770-443-7850.
Accessible 
Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Mar 14, 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Etowah Heritage Day
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn how cultures of the past still permeate our modern lives. Start with a beginners Genealogy Lecture and Workshop in the morning, starting at 10 AM. Then, there will be a lecture on Creek and Cherokee culture by Dr. Max White at 1:00 PM. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Mar 21, 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 21, 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.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Etowah Heritage Day
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn how cultures of the past still permeate our modern lives. Start with a beginners Genealogy Lecture and Workshop in the morning, starting at 10 AM. Then, there will be a lecture on Creek and Cherokee culture by Dr. Max White at 1:00 PM. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 22, 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.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Mar 28, 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 28, 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.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 29, 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.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Civil War Trust Day - Get History, Get Outside, Get Dirty
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Free admission for volunteers. Volunteers will learn about this site while they help preserve it. We will remove brush from the edge of the fields. This will help improve the view sheds and restore them to their original boundaries. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Spring Cleaning at the Cabin
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Spring Cleaning at the Cabin; Join us for a Festival celebrating Pioneer Spring activities at our historic Vaughan Log Cabin! There will be demonstrations, crafts, and activities themed around Spring, Cleaning, and Planting! Inclement weather may cancel the event. All vehicles must display Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 
Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Apr 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Tools and Weapons
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn about the tools and weapons early indigenous peoples used in every day life. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Accessible 
Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Apr 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

75th Commemorative Ceremony for President Roosevelt
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Enjoy a military band, color guard and guest speaker during this annual event on the lawn. Honor one of our nation’s greatest presidents on the anniversary of his death at the Little White House. Students welcome. Free admission until 12:30 p.m., then $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Accessible 

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Plantation Planting: Earth Day 2020
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Come out and play in the dirt to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. We will be planting our interpretive gardens for the year, so bring your gardening gloves and help us plant cotton, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers will receive free admission for the day and a guided tour of the site. 478-986-5172.
DIRT Event 
Astrology 101- Earth Day Program
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at the Temple Mound as we observe the stars through the telescopes. What did astrology mean to the Native Americans everyday life? What do the stars and galaxies mean to us today? $2 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Earth Day 2020 Volunteer Day - Dirty Jobs
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Here is your chance to make a difference in our park, our community, and our world. Come out and join us for various tasks such as flower bed enhancement, litter pick up, and erosion control projects. 770-443-7850.
Springtime at the Cabin
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 to Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Make your plans for a Spring outing with a visit to our 1853 cabin. Enjoy life-ways demonstrations, wild flower hikes, and other Earth Day festivities. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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