History Events


Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday at the Forge
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Visit our blacksmith's shop to learn about their tools and techniques. Our Park Rangers will be demonstrating how iron is heated and formed. We will also demonstrate how musket balls were cast. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Night Time Fort Excursion
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Apr 19, 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, April 20, 2019

Local History Boat Cruise
Saturday, Apr 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.
Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, Apr 20, 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.
Cabin Crafts - A new craft each Saturday
Saturdays 12 PM - 3 PM – Apr 20, 2019 until Apr 27, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
You are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun at Elijah Clark's homestead. We are welcoming spring with crafting fun. Participants will create on separate Saturdays: Candles, Petite Spring Wreaths, String Art Eggs with Rafia Nests and Spring Wreaths. $2 to $15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Chat with a Chandler
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Our rangers will be making hand-dipped candles in the style of an 18th century chandler. Come take a look at this interesting process and have a chat about history. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Back to Basics
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Get rustic with us as we host a variety of pioneer related activities such as pioneer games, crafting a dreads and knots board, and getting to watch a musket firing demonstration. $2 for the craft $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Billy's Island Tour
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax on a tour to historic Billy's Island. Search for wildlife while crossing Billy's Lake on our tour boat before stepping on the island to seek remnants of the past. Relics of the logging era, a swamper family cemetery and traces of Native American presence are scattered around the short trail we will walk while on the island. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 3:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is a beautiful paddle on a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak.There is a short hike to tour the inside of the New Manchester mill ruins and see the whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. +) who can swim and those 12 to 17 yrs. who can swim and come with a parent. Kayak and gear included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 8 PM to 10 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 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

River Walk
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask the Naturalist about the location, history, or wildlife at Etowah $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Apr 25, 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, April 26, 2019

Distracted with Rangers
Friday, Apr 26, 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, April 27, 2019

Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, Apr 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.
Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, Apr 27, 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.
Cabin Crafts - A new craft each Saturday
Saturdays 12 PM - 3 PM – Apr 27, 2019 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
You are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun at Elijah Clark's homestead. We are welcoming spring with crafting fun. Participants will create on separate Saturdays: Candles, Petite Spring Wreaths, String Art Eggs with Rafia Nests and Spring Wreaths. $2 to $15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Guided Tour
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy a guided tour from our staff! Weather may affect tours length/location. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Tea Bricks: The Building Blocks of an Empire
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a cup of tea and learn about the historical importance of the tea trade. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 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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Civil War Medicine
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn about many tonics and remedies that doctors and surgeons of the past used to heal ailments and injuries during the Civil War. Our rangers will be using a period-correct doctor's pack and showing examples of the way surgeons performed amputations, and the medicines used by doctors to treat anything from a toothaches to snake bites. $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Birds of Prey Program
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Come join us for our Birds of Prey Programs! ! We will be showing live owls, hawks, and falcons! Bleachers will be available, you're welcome to bring chairs and refreshments! Shows are at 10am and 1pm on Friday, and 11am, 2pm, and 4pm on Saturday the 27th *Friday's event is free for schools/day cares* $4 per person $4 per person $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Apr 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 
March of Dimes Walk Through History
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8 AM to 12 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join our local chapters of the March of Dimes and walk through the Historic Site and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute raising funds for the prevention of birth defects. 706-655-5870.
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Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 PM to 4 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, April 28, 2019

Meet the Farm Animals
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Give us a helping hand as we feed animals, collect eggs and goof off with our farm animals. We will start by feeding sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, donkeys, a horse and mule. Learn about their different diets and tips on maintaining them. Meet at the center of Heritage Farm. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Pioneer Games
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Play some historical games with a ranger and learn what life was like without screens. Play a variety of games, such as graces, cat & mouse, hide the slipper, and more. Meeting at Relihan building down by the Heritage Farm. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Back to Blacksmithing
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us as we ignite our blacksmith station and get busy making horseshoes for decorating for St. Patty's. Stop and ask questions about this long lost tradition. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Jail Break at the Gorge
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Drop by and walk through the historic Old Jail House at the park and view historic photos to get a glimpse of what life was like during the Victorian Era. No registration necessary. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Roving Naturalist
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of history and nature to share with the guests $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, May 4, 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.
Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms: Facts and Fiction
Saturday, May 4, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Special guest Arleen Bessette will be teaching us how to identify common edibles found in the area, how to discern their poisonous lookalikes, and various cooking techniques in this must see program. Space is limited. Preregistration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Archaeology and Artifact ID Day at Etowah Mounds
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Celebrate Archaeology Month by bringing in your artifacts to be identified. Discover what archaeologists do and how they learn from artifacts. There will be various activities throughout the day to help you understand how archaeology works and why it's important.. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Fishing Technologies
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Learn how the Native Americans used different fishing techniques to catch food and other uses at the site. Meet at the interpretive hut outside the visitor center. This program is great for all ages. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, May 4, 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 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 May 4, 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, May 5, 2019

Ladies Afternoon Tea
Sunday, May 5, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for an afternoon tea social and discussion on the historical roles of women. Please purchase tickets in advance, space is limited. $20. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens
Saturday, May 11, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On May 11, 1865 A.H. Stephens was arrested and charged with treason. Come out and experience a live re-enactment of his arrest and his homecoming that took place on October 27, 1865. In addition to the re-enactment, we will have period performers and demonstrators. $5. 706-456-2602.
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Fun at the Fort
Saturday, May 11, 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.
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, May 11, 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 (63+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Maker's Festival
Saturday, May 11, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join us for the Fourth Annual Maker’s Festival at Red Top Mountain State Park! The Maker's Festival is a family friendly place to come and interact with makers and see them make things and buy their products. Makers of all types will be here and will be offering hands on experience at making. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
CCC History Day and Open House
Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
The Friends of Vogel State Park will be demonstrating with hands on activities of work similar to what the CCC boys would have done in the 1930's. After working throughout the morning, enjoy an open house and refreshments at the CCC museum. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Monday, May 13, 2019

War and Peace: FDR's Final Odyssey D-Day to Yalta 1943-1945 book signing
Monday, May 13, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Award-winning biographer, academic, and broadcaster Dr. Nigel Hamilton author of "War and Peace: FDR's Final Odyssey: D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945" will hold a presentation and book signing in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Museum. Presentation times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

History Hike: Meeting of the Mines
Thursday, May 16, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be having a special Ranger-led hike in to the two mines off of the Iron Hill Trail. It will be a moderate hike and we will be going off trail into the mines, as well as on top of where they meet! Please wear good footwear and bring water. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Archaeology Day at the Vann House
Saturday, May 18, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Hunt artifacts in our new dig-boxes, craft a pine needle basket, make your own muddy brick at the site of the Vann’s 1800s brick kiln, and more! Your family will learn about archaeology, and then learn how archaeological artifacts have contributed to the story of the Vann House. All activities are included in admission. $5.50-$6.50 706-695-2598.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, May 18, 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.
Fort Yargo Volunteer Orientation Meetings
Saturday, May 18, 2019 2 PM to 2:45 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are you or someone you know looking to get out and active at Fort Yargo? Attend one of our Volunteer Orientation Meetings to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the park. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fort Yargo Volunteer Orientation Meetings
Saturday, May 18, 2019 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are you or someone you know looking to get out and active at Fort Yargo? Attend one of our Volunteer Orientation Meetings to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the park. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
2nd Spring Pioneer Festival
Saturday, May 18, 2019 11 AM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Step back in time and experience what life was like when the CCC boys were building the park. Join us for CCC wagon rides, campfire cooking demos, authentic chuckwagon, live bluegrass music, blacksmith, arts and crafts demos, pioneer games, food and more. $2 wagon rides; $3 mini golf $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Farm Heritage Festival
Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Middle Georgia's farm heritage comes to life at Jarrell Plantation with a tractor show, antique engine display, and volunteers demonstrating old-fashioned skills and work, like blacksmithing, woodstove cooking, weaving, and much more. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.
Corn Husk Dolls and Flint Knapping
Saturday, May 18, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Come learn how to make a corn husk doll that you can take home and cherish. Then learn about flint knapping in this educational program that shows how the Native Americans used this skill to hunt and survive. Meet at the visitor center for each program. Call the park office with questions. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, May 18, 2019 8 PM to 10 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 
Pancake Breakfast on the Porch
Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Friends of Traveler's Rest will serve a Pancake Breakfast on the Inn’s front porch, 8:30-10:30 on Sat, May 18th . Cost is Adults $7/youth 3-12 $4. Enjoy the peaceful setting and lively period music while you dine! Following breakfast, Mark Warren,author, will present “The Ancient Ways of the Native Americans and How We can Revive Them Today “. $4-$7 for Breakfast $1-$5 additional should you chose to tour the Inn. 706-886-2256.
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 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 night time wildlife of Wormsloe. The hike will start at the Visitors center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. Registration is limited, please register in advance by calling our park office. $4 - $12. 912-353-3023.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Night Time Fort Excursion
Friday, May 24, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Distracted with Rangers
Friday, May 24, 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, May 25, 2019

Beach Combing on Cumberland Island
Saturday, May 25, 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.
Birding at the Rookery
Saturday, May 25, 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.
Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 25, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day, and help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who died while serving in the US military. Living history interpretations will take place throughout the day including cannon & musket firings every hour. Tour the fort, museum and grounds of Fort McAllister along the banks of the Ogeechee River. $5 - $9. 912-727-2339.
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Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 25, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. Visitors may explore the site's beautiful vista from the earthen fort, over the Medway River and out through St. Catherine's Sound, this is a view that has changed very little over hundreds of years. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Teen Ranger: Pioneer Prom
Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
If you are a teen, come join us for some cool fun! This month we will focus on Pioneer celebrations. There is lots to do in this Ranger-led program. We will experience candle dipping, learn dances, play games and sports, and practice whittling! Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
War of Jenkin's Ear
Saturday, May 25, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
It is 1742 and the Spanish are coming! Learn about the War of Jenkins Ear and Georgia’s role in the 1739 – 1748 war between Britain and Spain. Join us for a presentation about the conflict at the Visitors Center at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm followed by military drills and black powder weapons demonstration. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Civil War Encampment
Sunday, May 26, 2019 10 AM to 7 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Reenactors will interpret Camp McDonald in 1861 as soldiers from Georgia train to render valiant service to the southern cause. Detailed activity schedule will be available at the Visitor's Center and at The Lake Blackshear Resort for Memorial Weekend. Crafts, Cooking, and other activities included! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Sunday, May 26, 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 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.
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Sunday, May 26, 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 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 27, 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 in commemoration of Memorial Day. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Civil War Encampment
Monday, May 27, 2019 10 AM to 7 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Reenactors will interpret Camp McDonald in 1861 as soldiers from Georgia train to render valiant service to the southern cause. Detailed activity schedule will be available at the Visitor's Center and at The Lake Blackshear Resort for Memorial Weekend. Crafts, Cooking, and other activities included! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Civil War Encampment
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10 AM to 7 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Reenactors will interpret Camp McDonald in 1861 as soldiers from Georgia train to render valiant service to the southern cause. Detailed activity schedule will be available at the Visitor's Center and at The Lake Blackshear Resort for Memorial Weekend. Crafts, Cooking, and other activities included! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Prelude to the May 27, 1864 Battle of Pickett’s Mill Reenactment
Thursday, May 30, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come and bring the family out to see tactical exercises and black powder demonstrations building up to the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Pickett’s Mill reenactment. Learn what it was like to be a soldier or civilian refugee by interacting with our reenactors, participating in guided historical tours, and observing period demonstrations. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Prelude to the May 27, 1864 Battle of Pickett’s Mill Reenactment
Friday, May 31, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come and bring the family out to see tactical exercises and black powder demonstrations building up to the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Pickett’s Mill reenactment. Learn what it was like to be a soldier or civilian refugee by interacting with our reenactors, participating in guided historical tours, and observing period demonstrations. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Day of Discovery and Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come Get Outdoors with us at Etowah Mounds. We will have some outdoor fun while learning about Native American life, archaeology, and nature through fun activities like "The Scavenger Hunt Challenge" where guests explore the grounds and get involved in activities to complete the hunt. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Junior Ranger Trail Walk
Saturday, Jun 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 
Hofwyl-Broadfield History Walk - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Explore over 200 years of history with a two mile walk through Hofwyl-Broadfield's past. Walk will feature ruins of original plantation house, rice fields, area of old slave settlement, plantation road, old spring and gardens. Attendees will also be able to take part in regularly scheduled guided tours of the plantation house. $8 for adults. $7 for Seniors (62 and over). $5.00 for youth (6 - 17) 912-264-7333.
Plantation History Trail: National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Walk back in time and learn about the different eras of Jarrell Plantation and the generations of people that kept the farm alive. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Get Outdoors - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Have you ever been told to “take a hike?” Well, come out to the park and do just that. Help us celebrate Nationals Trails Day by joining a guided hike through historical grounds and nature’s hideaways. This flexible hike will cover 1 to 4 miles and participation is specific to each individual participant. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Main Event:155th Anniversary of Reenactment of the May 27, 1864, Battle of Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 5 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
There will be a reenactment of the activity at "the Ravine". Prior to the reenactment, and afterward, authors and other experts will give a presentation about the battle, then lead tours out to key scenes. There will be other demonstrations such as cannon/musket firings, cabin life, artifact identification, and soldier life. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Jun 1, 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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Jones Island Trio Trek - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Hike all three trails on the park in one trek with a ranger. The Trembling Earth Nature Trail, Fitness Trail and Upland Pine Trail create a circuit around Jones Island, the location of the park. We will look for wildlife like deer, owls and turkey and talk about the unique characteristics of the different environments within the Okefenokee. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Bring your hiking shoes and join us for a hike on our extended trails out to Battery Wimberley. A guide will tell the story of Wormsloe along the way to one of Georgia’s best preserved Civil War earthworks. The hike will start at the Visitors center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 6-8
Monday, Jun 3, 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 
Junior Ranger Camp: History Edition
Monday, Jun 3, 2019 8 AM to 5 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Kids ages 8 to 12 can join staff in crafting, games, and hikes that highlight Georgia’s history in the 1700s. June 3 - 7. Space is limited; please register by calling the site office. $125. 912-353-3023.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 6-8
Tuesday, Jun 4, 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 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 6-8
Wednesday, Jun 5, 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 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp for Ages 6-8
Thursday, Jun 6, 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 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jun 7, 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 8, 2019

Fun at the Fort
Saturday, Jun 8, 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.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Jun 8, 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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Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Jun 8, 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 (63+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Guided Tour and Steam Engine Demonstration: Get Outdoors
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Learn about the Jarrell family, the agricultural operation, and how the switch to industry kept the farm afloat until its donation in 1974. Enjoy a guided tour of the plantation at 2 PM and see the antique steam engine running and blow the whistle atop the Mill Complex. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.
Pioneer Skills: Spinning & Weaving
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come and learn how pioneers would make fabric. You will learn how to card cotton, turn wool into yarn, and how they would weave it into a piece of cloth. 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.
Field Journal Journeys: Music
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn to play live music from a professional musician. There will be multiple instruments to try. Sign up today before spots fill up. This program is recommended for 10 to adult. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 11 AM to 11:45 AM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Living history portrayed by James Fowler as President Roosevelt and Robert Anzouni representing the U.S. Army Signal Corps. This briefing will inform FDR of the successes of D-Day followed by the President leading our nation in a prayer that took place on June 6, 1944 via radio. One performance at 11 am in the theater. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Rosie The Riveter: Honoring the Women of WWII
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Actress/Storyteller Carol Cain will portray 7 different "Rosie the Riveter's" in three performances. Rosie represents the American women who worked during World War II producing munitions, planes, tanks and war supplies. Special exhibits will also be on display. Performances at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Women Spies in World War II
Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Espionage knows no gender and in fact being female could provide less suspicion and a better cover. Learn about women who worked undercover in intelligence work during WWII. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Monday, June 10, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp #1
Monday, Jun 10, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our first week of camp will begin June 10th -14th, 2019, and is for Junior Rangers ages 6-9. 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! Please register early to secure your spot. $100. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 10, 2019 until Jun 13, 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 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 11, 2019 until Jun 13, 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 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Wednesday, Jun 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 
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 12, 2019 until Jun 13, 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 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 13, 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 

Friday, June 14, 2019

Get Outdoors Georgia - Flag Day
Fridays 9 AM - 5 PM – Jun 14, 2019 until Jul 5, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Guests that visit that day will be encouraged to visit the Walk of States and take a "selfie" with the flag of their state and post on our Facebook page. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Saturday, June 15, 2019

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 

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.
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 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.

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 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

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 
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.
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 
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 

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.

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 
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 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 
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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Monday, July 8, 2019

Heritage Farm Camp
Monday, Jul 8, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This camp focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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

Heritage Farm Camp
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This camp focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
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.
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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.
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