History Events


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise while learning local history and seeing unique historical sites along Camden County's waterways. Space limited. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM on the day prior to cruise. $35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
See the hundreds of birds that nest here each spring including wood storks, herons, egrets, anhinga, ibis, roseate spoonbills and more. Professional scopes set up on site and binoculars provided to allow an up close view of the islands, nesting behaviors, fledglings and the hungry alligators lurking beneath. Space Limited. Preregistration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
From Rice to Riches to Rebellion
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
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 adult $5 youth. 912-727-2339.
Cannon Ball Crater Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 12 PM to 1 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.
Tree Identification Walk - Get Outdoors
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Hofwyl is known mainly for its live oak trees, but dozens of different species of trees and shrubs can be found on the property. Can you tell the difference between a live oak and laurel oak? How about the difference between a magnolia and a holly? Join us for a guided hike focused on tree identification and learn more about these native species. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 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 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Make Your Own Gorget
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy designing and crafting your very own gorget! $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Amazing Animal Dads
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Celebrate Father’s Day by learning how animal dads protect their babies. From lions to wolves to dolphins, animal dads work hard to keep their babies safe. Meet at Possum Hollow at 11am. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
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 Road Trip 
All Roads Lead to Sunbury- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 17, 2019 until Jun 21, 2019 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees will have a blast enjoying various activities during this popular experience. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, snacks, and more! $75 for the week. Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $75. 912-884-5999.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare glimpse of the twilight and night time wildlife that make Wormsloe their home. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $4 - $12. 912-353-3023.
Parks After Dark 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
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 Road Trip 
All Roads Lead to Sunbury- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 18, 2019 until Jun 21, 2019 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees will have a blast enjoying various activities during this popular experience. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, snacks, and more! $75 for the week. Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $75. 912-884-5999.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
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 Road Trip 
All Roads Lead to Sunbury- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 19, 2019 until Jun 21, 2019 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees will have a blast enjoying various activities during this popular experience. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, snacks, and more! $75 for the week. Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $75. 912-884-5999.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 9-12
Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 8 AM to 3 PM
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 Road Trip 
All Roads Lead to Sunbury- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 20, 2019 until Jun 21, 2019 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees will have a blast enjoying various activities during this popular experience. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, snacks, and more! $75 for the week. Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $75. 912-884-5999.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, June 21, 2019

All Roads Lead to Sunbury- Junior Ranger Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 21, 2019 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Calling all kids ages 6-12 looking for fun and adventure! Camp attendees will have a blast enjoying various activities during this popular experience. These will include archery, a hayride, crafts, games, snacks, and more! $75 for the week. Registration required. (912) 884-5999 $75. 912-884-5999.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 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 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Guided Tour
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a guided tour with our Naturalist $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Harris and Meriwether Counties
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join park historian, John Croom, for a lively presentation, fascinating information, and remarkable local CCC photos from 1933-1942. Learn about local involvement and our park’s early beginnings. Lake Franklin Event Center in the Large Group Camp. Pre-registration suggested. Call the park office. Walk-ins fine. Pay correct change at the door. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Night Time Fort Excursion
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 8:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come experience the beauty and tranquility of Fort McAllister at night on this ranger guided tour of the fort and plantation house, as we recount history and tell stories of Georgia's last battle of the civil war. $9. 912-727-2339.
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 8:30 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 - $15 Pre-registration required plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Cherokee Stories and Legends
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
A Cherokee story teller will be sharing stories and legends from Cherokee History. This will be a great event for visitors of all ages. $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
Cook County Fun Festival
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Celebrate 100 years of Cook County with concerts, archery, fishing rodeo, turpentine demonstration, log sawing, animal programs, guided hikes, vendors and more. The Georgia Museum of Agriculture will be doing drop spindle demonstrations, yarn doll making, 19th century children's games and quilt square sewing. Free. 229-896-3551.
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Harris and Meriwether Counties 1933–1942
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join historian John Croom for a lively presentation, fascinating information and remarkable local CCC photos from 1933-1942. Learn about local involvement and the development of F. D. Roosevelt State Park and its early beginnings $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Geology Hike
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Nature and History Hike
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Adventure into the woods: Learn about native animals and the rich history of the park. 1 mile hike, mild difficulty. Bring water and hiking-friendly shoes. Meet at Park Office. Valid Park Pass Required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Blow dart making
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come out and test your blow dart skills by making and shooting your own blow darts with one of our Naturalists. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Make Your Own Gorget
Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy designing and crafting your very own gorget! $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 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 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Thursday, Jun 27, 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.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Guale Home Defense
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come learn about the indigenous people from our local area, the Guale, and the types of weapons they used to defend themselves and hunt. 912-727-2339.
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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Gopher Tortoise Stroll
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn about our state reptile as we stroll the park in search of burrows. Get to meet and photograph some of our resident tortoises. Weather permitting. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Ask the Naturalist
Saturday, Jun 29, 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.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 12 PM 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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The better Butter Churning Demo
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
As you are touring the fort stop by the Barracks to participate in making butter. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fort Yargo Family Camp
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend your Saturday night? Then look no further! Sign up for one of our Family Day Camps. Each session will offer a unique way for family members to spend time together in the great outdoors. $10 per family member. Registration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Star Spangled Wagon Ride
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger before you fire up the grill on Independence Day for a wagon ride around the park. Learn fun facts about Hard Labor Creek and the history of the area while celebrating the birth of our great country! Wagon rides last approximately 20 minutes. First come, first serve basis. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 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 under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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U-Pick Corn Harvest Day
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 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. Come pick some corn, listen to bluegrass music, play corn hole and enjoy a beautiful day in the Valley. Regular Tour Rates: Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been the home to several species of livestock. Come visit some furry friends here on the Farm as we continue our journey to "bring the farm to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 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 
New Manchester Day
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This living history event will bring to life the New Manchester Community that prospered up to the end of the Civil War. Visit a Civil War-era encampment, take a historical tour to the New Manchester Mill, and learn about Civil War-era uniforms and firearms during black powder demonstrations and infantry drilling. "5 for the candlelight hike $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 9 PM to 10:30 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 beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 
British Occupation of Savannah
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Savannah is under British occupation after the Battle of Savannah. Georgia's patriots have fled to the back country, leaving the city in the hands of the redcoats. Do not despair; join our Continental spy ring to keep an eye on those sneaky redcoats. Your spy mission, should you choose to accept, will start at the Visitor Center. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Glorious Grimoires
Monday, Jul 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Start your magical journey by making your own Grimoire! We will discuss what a Grimoire is, practice drawing and observation skills, design our own magical look. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Magical Menagerie
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn about magical beings and local wildlife! Interact with one of our live animals and learn the lore surrounding them. We will also discuss mythological creatures from culture and fiction. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 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 
Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Cannons Across the Marsh
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 10 AM to 3 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.
Ol' Time Fourth
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Celebrate Independence Day at the plantation. Hear the Declaration of Independence at noon, enjoy outdoor games like a skillet toss competition, sack race, and tug of war at 12:30. Also, sign up for the watermelon eating contest and experience living history demonstrations like blacksmithing, spinning, and weaving. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
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 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Reservations are being taken now. $20. 706-655-5870.
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Friday, July 5, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 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 
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Take a walk back in time as you cool off in the museum and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here, and maybe get a chance to see a confederate guard fire his rifle-musket. Museum entry fees are included. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Fantastic Forest: Beginner Broom Skills
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Try out your broom flying skills! You will learn the history and basics of brooms, then play our wondrous Broom Skills game! $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Etowah Games Day 2019
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 10 AM to 1 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.
Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us as we celebrate our country’s birthday and our right to be free. Watch Civil War drilling, rifle and cannon firings! Also join in old-timey games. Fresh watermelon will be available too! You can even join in a Civil War-era baseball game! 912-727-2339.
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Fort Yargo Family Camp
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Looking for a fun and exciting way to spend your Saturday night? Then look no further! Sign up for one of our Family Day Camps. Each session will offer a unique way for family members to spend time together in the great outdoors. $10 per family member. Registration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 8:30 AM to 5 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Hikes, crafts, games and environmental programs are included in this day camp for children ages 5-15. Participants will work toward earning their new site specific Jr. Ranger badge. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Space is limited, please register in advance. Activities change monthly. $30 per child. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Trail Walk
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Walk the Hofwyl-Broadfield activity trail 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 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 
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come take a guided tour through the historical Camp Lawton civil war prison sites. Take a walk back in time as you cool off in the museum and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here, and maybe get a chance to see a confederate guard fire his rifle-musket. Museum entry fees are included. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Jul 6, 2019 until Dec 7, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our heated van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Sunday Morning Guided Tour With Park Ranger
Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 9:30 AM to 11 AM
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 plus $5 parking. 706-655-5870.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 8, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fantastic Forest: Glorious Grimoires
Monday, Jul 8, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Start your magical journey by making your own Grimoire! We will discuss what a Grimoire is, practice drawing and observation skills, design our own magical look. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Anna Ruby Tuesday
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 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, try on period clothes, and have an English tea. Advanced registration required. Email scarlett.fuller@dnr.ga.gov to sign up. $30 per child. 706-878-1077.
Accessible 
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 9, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fantastic Forest: Magical Menagerie
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn about magical beings and local wildlife! Interact with one of our live animals and learn the lore surrounding them. We will also discuss mythological creatures from culture and fiction. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 10, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Camp Pickett's Mill
Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Parents, this is an opportunity to enroll your kids, ages 6 to 12, in our half-day Junior Ranger Program. Youth will learn about the history and nature here at Pickett’s Mill through very fun, and sometimes challenging activities where they can earn patches and badges. $60 plus $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 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 
Junior Ranger Camp Pickett's Mill
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Parents, this is an opportunity to enroll your kids, ages 6 to 12, in our half-day Junior Ranger Program. Youth will learn about the history and nature here at Pickett’s Mill through very fun, and sometimes challenging activities where they can earn patches and badges. $60 plus $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fantastic Forest: Beginner Broom Skills
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Try out your broom flying skills! You will learn the history and basics of brooms, then play our wondrous Broom Skills game! $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

"Au"some Rocks!!
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 11 AM to 4 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Shale, Marble, Pyrite, and Gold. What is the difference between all these rocks? We will have several guest speakers that will give you insight on what makes rocks and minerals so awesome. $10. 706-864-2257.
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Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Jul 13, 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.
Secrets of the Museum
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come to the Visitor's Center to see some amazing and special exhibits that are not normally seen! Wait till you see what we have in store for you! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 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 under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Accessible 
Junior Ranger Camp Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Parents, this is an opportunity to enroll your kids, ages 6 to 12, in our half-day Junior Ranger Program. Youth will learn about the history and nature here at Pickett’s Mill through very fun, and sometimes challenging activities where they can earn patches and badges. $60 plus $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Pioneer Skills: Medicinal Plants/Apothecary
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn how to identify some local plants and how plants have been used medicinally. Rangers will be giving instructions on how to make infusions, poultices, salves, and more! Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp #2
Monday, Jul 15, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our second week of Junior Ranger Camp is July 15th-19th, and is meant for our older junior rangers, ages 10-12. Junior Rangers will discover more about Georgia's great history, march through the woods and marshes, learn about the environment, archery, and become stewards of Georgia's natural and environmental wonders! $100. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fantastic Forest: Glorious Grimoires
Monday, Jul 15, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Start your magical journey by making your own Grimoire! We will discuss what a Grimoire is, practice drawing and observation skills, design our own magical look. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Arrowheads Through the Ages
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
In this one-day camp for children ages 6-10, the evolution of Native American hunting tools will be explored. What tools were used for which animals? How did they change over time? The fields of Archaeology and History combine with recreation to create a fun, active day for kids. $30. 706-878-1077.
Fantastic Forest: Magical Menagerie
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn about magical beings and local wildlife! Interact with one of our live animals and learn the lore surrounding them. We will also discuss mythological creatures from culture and fiction. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Meet at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot to go on a guided tour of Part of the Iron Hill Trail. Discover some of the history of Red Top before it was a park and search for our hidden gems in our iron mines. Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Hike canceled in the event of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Beginner Broom Skills
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Try out your broom flying skills! You will learn the history and basics of brooms, then play our wondrous Broom Skills game! $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise while learning local history and seeing unique historical sites along Camden County's waterways. Space limited. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM on the day prior to cruise. $35 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 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 
Kid's Day at New Echota State Historic Site
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 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.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Glorious Grimoires
Monday, Jul 22, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Start your magical journey by making your own Grimoire! We will discuss what a Grimoire is, practice drawing and observation skills, design our own magical look. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Magical Menagerie
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn about magical beings and local wildlife! Interact with one of our live animals and learn the lore surrounding them. We will also discuss mythological creatures from culture and fiction. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Beginner Broom Skills
Friday, Jul 26, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Try out your broom flying skills! You will learn the history and basics of brooms, then play our wondrous Broom Skills game! $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Distracted with Rangers
Friday, Jul 26, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring your camera or smart phone to take photos for iNaturalist. We are using iNaturalist to do a bioblitz project. Meet us at the Iron Hill trail head; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Vann House Days - 18th Century Cherokee History
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Dive into the daily life of a 17-18th century family! Volunteers will demonstrate a variety of 19th century skills such as blacksmithing, herbology, churning butter, quilting, weaving, blow guns, pottery and more. The house and grounds will be open for tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Abby the ArchaeoBus - Archaeology for Kids
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Visit during Vann House Days and also experience the Abby the Archaeobus, a traveling emissary for The Society for Georgia Archaeology. Inside the ArchaeoBus, you'll learn about archaeology, complete puzzles, see artifacts, and speak with real archaeologists! Learn about Georgia history, fun for all ages. The ArchaeoBus is included with admission. $5.50-$6.50 706-695-2598.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Hardman Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Join us as we celebrate nearly 150 years of harvest at Hardman Farm. We invite you for an evening in The Valley, featuring live music, period dressed characters teaching about the history of the Farm, and a locally grown dinner and drinks. The dishes will be based on what would have been enjoyed in the summers of the early 1900s. $85. 706-878-1077.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Vann House Days - 18th Century Cherokee History
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Dive into the daily life of a 17-18th century family! Volunteers will demonstrate a variety of 19th century skills such as blacksmithing, herbology, churning butter, quilting, weaving, blow guns, pottery and more. The house and grounds will be open for tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Fantastic Forest Festival
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
To celebrate the end of our Fantastic Forest Series, we will have a festival great for the whole family! Make sure to dress up and bring your wands (no gore)! There will be trivia, Broom Skills tournament, wand design competition, cauldron slime making, and more! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 8:30 AM to 5 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Hikes, crafts, games and environmental programs are included in this day camp for children ages 5-15. Participants will work toward earning their new site specific Jr. Ranger badge. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Space is limited, please register in advance. Activities change monthly. $30 per child. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Trail Walk
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Walk the Hofwyl-Broadfield activity trail 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Aug 3, 2019 until Dec 7, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our heated van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Accessible 

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 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 under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Accessible 
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been the home to several species of livestock. Come visit some furry friends here on the Farm as we continue our journey to "bring the farm to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Pioneer Skills: Corn Dolls
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Rangers will teach how the pioneers would have made dolls. Dolls will be made from corn husks and cloth. You will get to make and take home your own doll collection! Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
National World War II Merrill’s Marauders Day
Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
This unnamed provisional unit of U.S. Army volunteers were the first American ground troops to fight the Japanese in Asia. The 75th Anniversary of the disbanding of"Merrill’s Marauders" will be commemorated with special exhibits from Ft. Gordon Signal Corps and Jonnie Classen. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Meet at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot to go on a guided tour of Part of the Iron Hill Trail. Discover some of the history of Red Top before it was a park and search for our hidden gems in our iron mines. Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Hike canceled in the event of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Distracted with Rangers
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring your camera or smart phone to take photos for iNaturalist. We are using iNaturalist to do a bioblitz project. Meet us at the Iron Hill trail head; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Labor Day Folklife Celebration
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Step back in time this Labor Day weekend, and join us as we celebrate the hard work and ingenuity of the Georgia farmers that labored to keep their plantation alive through General Sherman’s “March to the Sea,” industrialization, and the cotton boll weevil, with living history demonstrations, house tours, and activities for the whole family. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Junior Ranger Trail Walk
Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Walk the Hofwyl-Broadfield activity trail 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Labor Day Commemoration
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 10 AM to 3 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 Celebration
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for a relaxing and entertaining day for the whole family. Civil war Soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day, Regular fort admission applies. $9. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Commemoration
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat ride to Cumberland Island where you'll stroll the beach with a Park Ranger identifying shells and sea life along the shore. Get a chance to photograph the famous wild horses and see coastal birds. Binoculars provided. Space limited. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the Friday prior to cruise. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 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 under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Accessible 
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 8:30 AM to 5 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Hikes, crafts, games and environmental programs are included in this day camp for children ages 5-15. Participants will work toward earning their new site specific Jr. Ranger badge. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Space is limited, please register in advance. Activities change monthly. $30 per child. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fire to Fork
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Hungry to learn about different methods of cooking outdoors over open fire? Come out to watch our gathering and we'll show you how. Sampling will be encouraged and period music will set the perfect background. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Sep 7, 2019 until Dec 7, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Take in the history of the park from the comfort of our heated van. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Accessible 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been the home to several species of livestock. Come visit some furry friends here on the Farm as we continue our journey to "bring the farm to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Portrait of a Plantation
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
This celebration of art and history includes an exhibition of art from local artists and a plein air painting session, where artists create works of art inspired by the plantation in real time as you tour the site. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.
Pioneer Skills: Apple Cider
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come and make your very own apple cider the way pioneers would! You will get to run our apple press and discover how many apples go into making this delicious drink! Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Remembering WWII - Operation Market Garden
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Remembering the largest airborne operation up to that point in World War II with special presentations and displays. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Accessible 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Distracted with Rangers
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring your camera or smart phone to take photos for iNaturalist. We are using iNaturalist to do a bioblitz project. Meet us at the Iron Hill trail head; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Meet at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot to go on a guided tour of Part of the Iron Hill Trail. Discover some of the history of Red Top before it was a park and search for our hidden gems in our iron mines. Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Hike canceled in the event of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This camp is for children ages 6-12. There will be a nature/history hike to the New Manchester Mill, a live reptile program, and nature-oriented arts and craft projects. Registration is necessary. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $25 includes Junior Ranger book and patch. 770-732-5871.
A Tour and Tea at Tallulah
Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy an early evening stroll on our North Rim Trail while hearing stories about Tallulah Falls from the Victoria Era. Then, enjoy instrumental music on the back patio of Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center while enjoying a cup of tea. Space is limited so call to reserve your spot! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 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 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Etowah Mounds Annual Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Celebrate Your State Parks Day and National Public Lands Day by visiting Etowah Indian Mounds. Volunteers are encouraged to join our staff and Friends Chapter for our Annual Clean-up. registered Volunteers get Free Admission. $0 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Site Beautification: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Help keep Jarrell Plantation beautiful by helping rangers clean up the gardens and grounds and finish the day with a guided tour. 478-986-5172.
Archeology Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
The Archeobus is a traveling emissary of the Society for Georgia Archeology will be making a stop at the park. During your visit you can participate in informal programs which include touring the bus, working on puzzles and other exploration programs. The day will include a presentation by a state archeologists. This program is good for all ages. $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
Your State Parks Day: Bridge and Sidewalk Refurbishing
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Volunteers are being sought to help pressure wash the bridge and sidewalks on the entrance. We want to enlist your support to help with this project. Equipment will be provided. You may get wet, bring an extra set of clothes or shoes. 706-655-5870.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 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 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Skills of the Past - 2019
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Demonstrators show Primitive Skills needed by people of the past to survive everyday life in the Past. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Coastfest
Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us at Coastfest, held this year at the Mary Ross Waterfront Park in downtown Brunswick. This is a free all ages event. Fort King George will be doing musket firing demos. Other local DNR agencies will be presenting programs and various wildlife displays, live animals, and entertainment. 912-437-4770.
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