History Events


Sunday, July 12, 2020

Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Sunday, Jul 12, 2020 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and Join us for a primitive tools and weapons program and learn! This program requires pre-registration, please call 770-387-3747. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather.. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Primitive Tools and Weapons Program
Sunday, Jul 12, 2020 12 PM to 12:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
What is the difference between a tool and a weapon? Come and Join us for a primitive tools and weapons program and learn! This program requires pre-registration, please call 770-387-3747. Space is limited to 18 people and social distancing will be required. Program can be cancelled due to inclement weather.. $2-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.

Friday, July 17, 2020

The Boys Who Built the Park - CCC Program
Friday, Jul 17, 2020 4 PM to 5 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. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
History Hike
Friday, Jul 17, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From the early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about 200 years of park history. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 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 and learn about the fascinating events that transpired here. Hear the the musket fire as a confederate guard fires his musket. Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Cabin Life
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Step back into the past and experience what life was like on an 1850's homestead. Our cabin staff will demonstrate various aspects of everyday life and life way traditions. $5 parking. Call 770-443-7850. $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
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Saturday, July 25, 2020

U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
History Hike
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come learn about the fascinating history of Indian Springs! From the early use by the Creeks thru the resort eras and the CCC construction, learn about 200 years of park history. This program requires pre-registration. Please call the park office at 770-504-2277 to register. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Indian Springs Museum
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Stop by our museum to check out Indian Springs through the years! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Saturday, August 1, 2020

U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.

Monday, August 3, 2020

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

Saturday, August 8, 2020

U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Hofwyl Plantation Junior Ranger Saturday
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Walk the Hofwyl-Broadfield activity trail and tour the plantation house with a ranger. Learn about some little known aspects of the plantation while completing sections of the Junior Ranger book. $5 to $8. 912-264-7333.
Birthday Party for Smokey
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Smokey the Bear is coming to Laura Walker to celebrate his 76th Birthday. Join us for games and crafts. Limit: 15 people, minimum 4. Pre-register at the Visitor Center prior to day of event. (912)287-4900 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Georgia's First Fouth
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Did you know that the Declaration of Independence did not make its way to Savannah until August? Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read in 1776. Participate in the debate to declare independence or to remain loyal to the king. See musket firings and more. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Atl Alt and Dart Crafting
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
The atl atl is a highly effective piece of hunting technology that has been used by many cultures across the globe, including the American Indian. Gather the tools and knowledge needed to construct your own and the supplies to continue crafting at home. You'll even learn to throw the dart. Ages 13+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children (5 and under): Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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U-Pick Harvest Days
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Labor Day Festivities
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for an educational and entertaining day for the whole family. Our Civil War interpreters will be firing cannon and muskets throughout the day. $9. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
To celebrate Labor Day, Fort Morris, located on the Medway River in historic Sunbury, Georgia, will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon firing demonstrations. $3-4.50 912-884-5999.
Outdoor Cooking Class - Hobo Style
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This class will focus on the preparation, cooking, and cleaning involved with cooking a meal outdoors using aluminum foil. We provide the equipment and ingredients, but participants may bring spices of their choice. Preregistration required. $10. 770-443-7850.
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Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
What did those first colonists do to survive when they arrived in 1733? Find out if you have what it took to build a colony. See craft demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning, cooking, roof thatching, and more. $2.00 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Monday, September 7, 2020

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

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Archeology Day
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Archeology Day at New Echota State Historic Site will feature a presentation by a USDA state archeologist about the importance of archeology to parks. The day will include archeology based activities and discussions about archeology at the park. This program is good for all ages. This program requires pre-registration. $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Volunteer Training Iron Pour at Red Top Mountain State Park
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain Iron Pours are kicking off with a Training Pour on September 19th, 2020. This training session is mandatory for ALL volunteers and staff that would like to join us for the 2020-2021 Iron Pour Season. Anyone interested needs to email the Red Top Mountain Interpretive Team at redtopprogram@gmail.com for more details. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Etowah Indian Mounds Annual Clean-up 2020 - Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Have fun celebrating National Public Lands Day and Your State Park Day, with other volunteers at Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site and help us with trail maintenance and cleanup. $2- $6. 770-387-3747.
Site Beautification: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 2 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.
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Your State Parks Day - National Public Lands Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Show how much you care about your local Georgia State Park with your volunteer support for this event with the Friends of Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site. Individuals, families, or civic groups are welcome. We will complete various park improvement projects. 770-443-7850.
Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Celebrate Pioneer harvest history with our Rangers! There will be Pioneer games, tours of the Vaughan Log Cabin, and a variety of harvest-themed activities. Activities include: apple pressing, food preserving, sorghum syrup, corn dolls, and more! Inclement weather may cancel this event. All vehicles must display a Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Living History at Panola
Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn about Panola's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations that depict everyday family life during the 1820s and 1830s at the Parker House. Visitors will get to participate in activities such as: candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls, and other period games all from guides in historic period clothing. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 2, 2020 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.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Skills of the Past
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
International Archaeology Day is celebrated each October. At Etowah we celebrate it each year on the first Saturday of the month. Come see demonstrations of primitive skills that were essential to the Native Americans of the Southeast in prehistoric times. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Falls to Farm - 11 mile trans-park hike
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 7:30 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This hike is an 11-mile, one-way hike that celebrates the shared history of Hardman Farm and Anna Ruby Falls! Anna Ruby Falls was named after Capt. James Nichols’ daughter, Anna Ruby Nichols. Capt. Nichols built the Mansion at West End in the Nacoochee Valley in 1870. $40. 706-878-1077.
Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Talented reenactors will commemorate the 156th anniversary of the battle during this Saturday event. There will be tactical reenactments, living history, and weapon demonstrations. Event takes place at Allatoona Pass Historic Site; Exit 283 on Hwy 75. Parking will be located at Allatoona Landing Marina (no fee). Event may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 770-975-0055.
70th Anniversary Celebration Iron Pour
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 12 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain celebrates its iron mining history with iron pours! Watch as Ranger's melt down iron and pour it in to molds and scratch blocks. To Register for hayride call the Visitor Center at 770-975-0055 on Mon-Thurs from 9 AM - 5 PM. Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 7:30 PM. Click event title for more information. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about Smithgall Woods on a tour of the Visitor Center and a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Skills of the Past
Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
International Archaeology Day is celebrated each October. At Etowah we celebrate it each year on the first Saturday of the month. Come see demonstrations of primitive skills that were essential to the Native Americans of the Southeast in prehistoric times. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 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.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Till Its Fate Is Determined
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
On November 25, 1778, Lt. Colonel McIntosh defiantly replied to the British demand of surrender that he would not "till its fate (USA) is determined". Learn more about this period of time, the vital international seaport town of Sunbury, and Fort Morris which protected it. Hourly musket and cannon firings offered 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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50th Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us for our largest event of the year. Watch Native American demonstrators, visit the craft booths, try the local food vendor trucks, take a ride on the pontoon boat or watch local performances. Help us celebrate 50 years! $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Animal Tracks Program
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
The objective of this program is to introduce the visitor to common animals found in the area. The visitor will learn what different animals look like, identify different animal tracks, identify animal scat, and see what owls eat. The visitor will understand how fragile the animal ecosystem can be. $5.50 - $7 $5 parking. 706-624-1321.
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Friday, October 16, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 16, 2020 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.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on display vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. Adult $8 Senior $7 Youth $5. 912-264-7333.
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Living History at Panola
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn about Panola's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations that depict everyday family life during the 1820s and 1830s at the Parker House. Visitors will get to participate in activities such as: candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls, and other period games all from guides in historic period clothing. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Cabin Life: The Way We Were
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Go back in time with our living historians, and experience everyday life in the early 1860's. Lifeway demonstrations, spot talks, and tours will be ongoing throughout the event. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Friday, October 23, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 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.
Halloween Thing
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 6 PM to 10 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for guided candelight tours through spooky forests where creepy characters exhibit a world of mystery and magic. $10. 770-443-7850.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Cord Crafting
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
In this class you will learn how to create cordage (rope) from plant and animal fibers. An important skill for wilderness survival. You’ll leave with your own cordage, as well as materials to continue the fun at home. This class is open to ages 13+ with an adult guardian present for youth 17 and under. Limited spots available, call to pre-register. $40. 706-695-2598.
Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 7 PM to 10 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Experience an entertaining and historical trip through time led by candlelight, with friendly tour guides. Witness a night-time firing of our cannon! Refreshments will be provided at the museum. Limited space and set tour times. Pre-registration and payment is required & begins 10/1. Call or visit the Park Office to register. Kids 2 & under free. $15. 912-727-2339.
Mountain Farm Celebration
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy the feel of an old-fashioned country fair set in the beautiful Nacoochee Valley, surrounded by the colors of the season. $6. 706-878-1077.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children (5 and under): Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Green Tomato Festival Crossover Event
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 24, 2020 until Oct 25, 2020 
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
While you are in Juliette for the Green Tomato Festival, visit our Ga State Parks booth for fun activities. Then, be sure to cross over the river and visit Jarrell Plantation for house tours throughout the day. In conjunction with the festival, the plantation will be open all weekend for festival goers to tour the farm. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail Tour
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
A ranger will guide you into the past to site of colonist Nobel Jones. Keep close together as you explore the trail and hopefully you will be safe from the zombies, ghosts and ghouls drifting under the looming oak tree and Spanish moss. Who knows what ghouls have been disturbed! $9.50 - $15 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Green Tomato Festival Crossover Event
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 25, 2020 
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
While you are in Juliette for the Green Tomato Festival, visit our Ga State Parks booth for fun activities. Then, be sure to cross over the river and visit Jarrell Plantation for house tours throughout the day. In conjunction with the festival, the plantation will be open all weekend for festival goers to tour the farm. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 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.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children (5 and under): Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about Smithgall Woods on a tour of the Visitor Center and a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Veteran's Appreciation Day
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
In honor of Veteran's Day, Hardman Farm will be inviting all Veterans, military service members and their families to enjoy free admission to Hardman Farm on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our last hourly guided tour of the Mansion will begin at 3:00 p.m. Hardman Farm Staff would like to thank you for your service! 706-878-1077.
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Friday, November 13, 2020

Autumn Encampment
Friday, Nov 13, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A variety of living history demonstrations, including musket and cannon firings, blacksmithing, 18th century cooking and music, will be taking place on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th. Friday is Student Day from 9am – 1pm. Educators can call 912-437-4770 to reserve a spot for their students. Saturday hosts a battle reenactment at 3pm. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Autumn Encampment
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A variety of living history demonstrations, including musket and cannon firings, blacksmithing, 18th century cooking and music, will be taking place on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th. Friday is Student Day from 9am – 1pm. Educators can call 912-437-4770 to reserve a spot for their students. Saturday hosts a battle reenactment at 3pm. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
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Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate the history of farm life in the Wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual fall festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, an arts and craft show, local entertainers & vendors, syrup making and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Kolomoki Native American History
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at the visitor center as we learn more about the descendants from Kolomoki. The Muscogee Creek Indians left their footprint on the soil here and we want to tell you more about their culture. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Camp Lawton Thankful Day
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
The civil war was a difficult time in our history. Camp Lawton Thankful Day will bring history to life with historic talks, cannon shooting, musket firing and reenactors sharing experiences of prison life at the camp. We will conclude with why Abraham Lincoln thought it was important to make Thanksgiving a national holiday in these trying times. $5 per person kids under the age of 10 free $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Living History at Panola
Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn about Panola's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations that depict everyday family life during the 1820s and 1830s at the Parker House. Visitors will get to participate in activities such as: candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls, and other period games all from guides in historic period clothing. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

"Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War Reenactment
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
The event commemorates Colonel John McIntosh's defiant reply to a British demand for surrender: "Come & Take It!" Watch colonial demonstrations, musket and cannon drills, 18th century music and wreath laying ceremony by the Sons of the American Revolution. $5. 912-884-5999.
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A Pioneer Thanksgiving
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 11 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Step back in time with guided tours of our 1853 cabin area and observe a thanksgiving meal reenacted by our living historians. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain celebrates its iron mining history with iron pours! Watch as Ranger's melt down iron and pour it in to molds and scratch blocks. Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 6 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Friday, December 4, 2020

Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Fridays 4 PM - 7 PM – Dec 4, 2020 until Dec 19, 2020 
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: $15, Seniors (62+): $12, Youth (6-17): $10, Children 5 and under: Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $40. 706-878-1077.
40th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas
Friday, Dec 4, 2020 6 PM to 9 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house. There will be hot wassail and cookies, Civil War reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus. $5 - $10. 912-264-7333.
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Saturday, December 5, 2020

A Colonial Christmas
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Get away from the over-commercialization of the holidays and visit Fort Morris for a more peaceful celebration. Join park staff for colonial refreshments, a yule log, bonfire, 18th century music, caroling, dance and firing of the Christmas guns. $5. 912-884-5999.
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Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Fridays 4 PM - 7 PM – Dec 5, 2020 until Dec 19, 2020 
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: $15, Seniors (62+): $12, Youth (6-17): $10, Children 5 and under: Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $40. 706-878-1077.
40th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Christmas
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 6 PM to 9 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house. There will be hot wassail and cookies, Civil War reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus. $5 - $10. 912-264-7333.
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Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for yuletide celebrations in pioneer style! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, so be sure to bring your camera and cheer. We will have holiday crafts, pioneer toys and games, live music, and more! Access to the cabin requires a short walk on a paved trail. Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
The Honor Tree: A Photographic Tribute to our Nation’s Soldiers
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guests are invited to adorn our three trees with photographs of those who have served, or are serving, our nation's armed forces. These Honor Trees will be placed in the museum through Christmas. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about Smithgall Woods on a tour of the Visitor Center and a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Friday, December 11, 2020

Candlelight Tours
Friday, Dec 11, 2020 5 PM to 9 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.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Fridays 4 PM - 7 PM – Dec 11, 2020 until Dec 19, 2020 
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: $15, Seniors (62+): $12, Youth (6-17): $10, Children 5 and under: Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $40. 706-878-1077.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Candlelight Tours
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 5 PM to 9 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.
Annual Winter Muster: 156th Anniversary
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 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. TICKET SALES END AT 4:30 PM. $12. 912-727-2339.
Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Fridays 4 PM - 7 PM – Dec 12, 2020 until Dec 19, 2020 
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: $15, Seniors (62+): $12, Youth (6-17): $10, Children 5 and under: Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $40. 706-878-1077.
Holidays at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come out and help us celebrate the holiday spirit 1860's style. Holiday festivities will be in full swing and Santa will be here! $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 1 PM to 3 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.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Fridays 4 PM - 7 PM – Dec 18, 2020 until Dec 19, 2020 
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: $15, Seniors (62+): $12, Youth (6-17): $10, Children 5 and under: Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $40. 706-878-1077.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm
Fridays 4 PM - 7 PM – Dec 19, 2020 
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: $15, Seniors (62+): $12, Youth (6-17): $10, Children 5 and under: Free, Family Rate (2 adults+children): $40. 706-878-1077.
Iron Pour
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain celebrates its iron mining history with iron pours! Watch as Ranger's melt down iron and pour it in to molds and scratch blocks. 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. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Thursday, December 31, 2020

New Year's Ghosts & Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 to Friday, Jan 1, 2021 10 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
A special New Year's edition of Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation. The tour will start on New Year's Eve and will celebrate the New Year at Midnight by ringing the Historic Plantation Bell and end at 12:30 am. Reservations Required! $15 per person. 912-264-7333.

Friday, January 1, 2021

First Day Hike 2020
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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. $5.00 program fee $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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