National Parks Around Cartersville

Andersonville

National Historic Site

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The Camp Sumter military prison at Andersonville was one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Of these, almost 13,000 died here. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site is a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history.

A cannon sits out in front of a replica of part of the wooden stockade walls once at Andersonville

Weather

Summer temperatures reach highs in the 80s-90s and high humidity. Winter temperatures tend to be in the 40s and below. Snow can occur but is rare. Average annual precipitation is 46.24 inches and is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The National Prisoner of War Museum is maintained at a cool temperature to help preserve artifacts; dressing in layers is recommended.

Driving Directions

Andersonville National Historic Site is located in southwest Georgia. The park is approximately 12 miles north of Americus and 11 miles south of Montezuma on GA-49. More directions to Andersonville.

Operating Hours

The National Prisoner of War Museum is open from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm daily. The park grounds are open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily.

Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

Park Fees: Andersonville National Historic Site is a fee free park. No fee is charged to enter the park or visit the National Prisoner of War Museum.

Contact

Mailing Address:
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville, GA 31711

Physical Address:
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville, GA 31711

Phone Number: 2299240343

Appalachian

National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a 2,180+ mile long public footpath that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, built by private citizens, and completed in 1937, today the trail is managed by the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, numerous state agencies and thousands of volunteers.

Silhouette of a man with backpack standing on McAfee Knob at sunset with mountains in the distance.

Weather

It is your responsibility to be prepared for all weather conditions, including extreme and unexpected weather changes year-round. As the trail runs from Georgia to Maine there will be different weather conditions depending on your location. For weather along specific sections of the trail and at specific shelters, please refer to: http://www.atweather.org/

Driving Directions

There are many points of access along the Appalachian Trail, whether it is by car, train, bus or plane. For more detailed directions, please refer to the "Directions" section of our park webpage. More directions to Appalachian.

Operating Hours

In general, the Appalachian Trail is open year-round. The northern terminus at Mount Katahdin in Maine is within Baxter State Park, which may be closed in winter months, depending on weather conditions. Particular sections of the Trail, and less-developed roads accessing the Trail, may be closed temporarily for a number of reasons, but otherwise the trail is open.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Entrance Fee: The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (NST) does not charge an entrance fee for use of the trail on Appalachian NST land.

Contact

Mailing Address:
Appalachian Trail Park Office
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Physical Address:
Appalachian Trail Park Office
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone Number: 3045356278

Arabia Mountain

National Heritage Area

For millions of years, granite monadnocks have stood watch over the rivers and forests of Georgia. These breathtaking landscapes are the cornerstones of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, which serves to protect & promote these outcrops and the surrounding region as a recreational wonder and national treasure.

Southeast Region NHA

Weather

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Driving Directions

The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area lies just east of Atlanta along I-20. It is a partnership area 40,000 large where visitors will find large, granite outcroppings, historic communities and spiritual spaces. More directions to Arabia Mountain.

Operating Hours

Arabia Mountain NHA is a partnership area and has several different locations that may or may not have visitor center locations, please check http://arabiaalliance.org/ for more information

Monday: Sunrise to Sunset
Tuesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Wednesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Thursday: Sunrise to Sunset
Friday: Sunrise to Sunset
Saturday: Sunrise to Sunset
Sunday: Sunrise to Sunset

Entrance Fees

Arabia Mountain NHA: Arabia Mountain NHA is a partnership area and each area may charge it's own entrance fees. Please visit http://arabiaalliance.org/ for more information. There is not a federal fee to enter the NHA

Contact

Mailing Address:
Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
Lithonia, GA 30038

Physical Address:
Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
Lithonia, GA 30038

Phone Number: 4049988384

Augusta Canal

National Heritage Area

The Augusta Canal helped usher the Industrial Revolution into the American South. Built in 1845 as a source of power, water, and transportation, the canal today is the only fully intact American industrial canal in continuous operation. By 1847 the first mills opened, followed by the massive Civil War era Confederate Powder Works and many more industries in the later decades of the 19th century.

Petersburg Boat passes Sibley Mill and the chimney of Confederate States Powder Works along the Augu

Weather

The weather varies throughout the year and even throughout the day. Please check the National Weather Service information at http://www.weather.gov for forecast information.

Driving Directions

To Augusta Canal Discovery Center (1450 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901): From I-20 Exit 200, turn left onto GA-104/Riverwatch Parkway (signs for Downtown Augusta). In approximately 4.5 miles, use the right lane to take the ramp to Downtown Augusta/Medical District. Continue straight onto Greene Street. Continue for approximately 0.4 miles. Enterprise Mill and the Discovery Center will be on your right. More directions to Augusta Canal.

Operating Hours

1450 Greene Street Augusta, GA 30901

Monday: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

Free Entry: While there is no cost to the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, there are fees for the Discovery Center and Canal Boat Tours.

Contact

Physical Address:
Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
Augusta, GA 30901

Mailing Address:
Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
Augusta, GA 30901

Phone Number: 706-823-0440 / 1-888-659-8926

Chattahoochee River

National Recreation Area

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Today the river valley attracts us for so many reasons. Take a solitary walk to enjoy nature’s display, raft leisurely through the rocky shoals with friends, fish the misty waters as the sun comes up, or have a picnic on a Sunday afternoon. Get Outdoors and experience your Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area as you have never done before.

Two adult Great Blue Herons stand watch over their 3 young chicks in the nest.

Weather

Summers typically consist of long spells of warm, humid weather. Average highs are in the lower 90's and overnight lows range from the upper 60's to lower 70's. Winters are more variable with highs averaging from the mid 50's to lower 60's while the lows average in the mid 30's. Oftentimes, stretches of mild weather will alternate with cold spells. Spring and Autumn seasons are characterized by much variability from day to day and from year to year.

Driving Directions

To find the Island Ford Visitor Center enter the physical address listed above into your GPS unit or your favorite map software. Once you have arrived at 8800 Roberts Drive turn onto Island Ford Parkway and follow the signs to the park headquarters. More directions to Chattahoochee River.

Operating Hours

The park lands and waters are open for day-use only from dawn to dusk year round. Dawn is defined as 30 minutes before legal sunrise and dusk is defined as 30 minutes after legal sunset. The sunrise and sunset hours are posted at the information kiosk located throughout the park.

Monday: Sunrise to Sunset
Tuesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Wednesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Thursday: Sunrise to Sunset
Friday: Sunrise to Sunset
Saturday: Sunrise to Sunset
Sunday: Sunrise to Sunset

Entrance Fees

Daily Entrance Fee: The Daily Entrance Fee is valid for the date of payment! It admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) and is non-transferable. Proof of payment of a Daily Entrance Fee is a Daily Park Pass which must be displayed from the inside rear-view mirror, or on the dashboard, of your vehicle. Make sure the face of the pass is visible from the outside. Cost: $3

Annual Entrance Fee: The Annual Entrance Fee is valid for one year from the month of purchase! It admits all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) and is non-transferable. Proof of payment of an Annual Entrance Fee is an Annual Park Pass which must be hung from the inside rear-view mirror, or placed on the dashboard, of your vehicle. Make sure the face of the pass is visible from the outside. Cost: $35

Contact

Mailing Address:
1978 Island Ford Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Physical Address:
8800 Roberts Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Phone Number: 6785381200

Chickamauga & Chattanooga

National Military Park

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In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops victory and control of the city. After the fighting, a Confederate soldier ominously wrote, "This...is the death-knell of the Confederacy."

Kelley Cabin

Weather

The climate in northern Georgia is generally temperate. Short, cool winters give relief from hot summers. Most visitors enjoy this area during long, mild fall and spring seasons.

Driving Directions

From I-75, take exit 350 onto Battlefield Parkway (GA HWY 2) and continue to the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and LaFayette Road. Turn left onto LaFayette Road and continue for approximately 1 mile. The visitor center will be on the right. From I-24, take exit 180 onto Rossville Boulevard (US HWY 27). Continue south to the intersection of Battlefield Parkway. Drive through the intersection, continuing on the LaFayette Road. The visitor center will be on the right. More directions to Chickamauga & Chattanooga.

Operating Hours

All units of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park are open for visitation during daylight hours, with the following exceptions: Cravens House is open seasonally based on personnel availability. Point Park gate is open at 8:30 am daily. Sanders Road Picnic Area on Lookout Mountain is closed. US Highway 27 Picnic Area closed December 1 - March 15. Wilder Brigade Monument closed December 1 - March 15. Signal Mountain Restrooms closed December 1 - March 15.

Monday: 6:00AM - Sunset
Tuesday: 6:00AM - Sunset
Wednesday: 6:00AM - Sunset
Thursday: 6:00AM - Sunset
Friday: 6:00AM - Sunset
Saturday: 6:00AM - Sunset
Sunday: 6:00AM - Sunset

Entrance Fees

Point Park (Lookout Mountain Battlefield) Entrance Fee - Per Person: An entry fee is charged per person, ages 16 and older, ages 15 and under enter the park for free. The entrance ticket covers the number of individuals entering Point Park and is valid for 7 days from the time of purchase. Entrance tickets must be purchased at the fee station at the Point Park gate. **Annual Passes, Volunteer Passes, Senior Passes, and Access Passes are accepted at Point Park (these passes cannot be scanned in the fee machines)** Cost: $5

Chickamauga Battlefield: No entrance fee is charged at Chickamauga Battlefield

Missionary Ridge: There are no entrance fees for any of the reservations on Missionary Ridge. The reservations include: Sherman Reservation Bragg Reservation 73rd Pennsylvania Reservation Ohio Reservation Iowa Reservation De Long Reservation Turchin Reservation

Orchard Knob: There is no entrance fee at Orchard Knob Reservation.

Moccasin Bend National Archeological District: There are no entrance fees at any of the sites on Moccasin Bend National Archeological District

Signal Point: There is no entrance fee to Signal Point Reservation

Cravens House (Lookout Mountain Battlefield): There is no entrance fee at Cravens House Reservation

Contact

Physical Address:
3370 LaFayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Mailing Address:
3370 LaFayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Phone Number: 7068669241

Cumberland Island

National Seashore

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St Marys is the gateway to Cumberland Island, Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island. Here pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisper the stories of both man and nature. Natives, missionaries, enslaved African Americans and Wealthy Industrialists all walked here. Cumberland Island is also home to over 9,800 acres of Congressionally designated Wilderness.

Sand dunes covered with shrubs and grasses

Weather

Cumberland Island’s climate is hot and humid during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 80's (>26 C) and mild during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 60's (<20 C). The warmest month of the year is July with an average high of 90 degrees F (32 C), while the coldest is January with an average low of 45 degrees F (44 C). The annual precipitation is 49 Inches. Summer months tend to be wetter than winter months. The wettest month of the year is September with an average rainfall of 6.9 Inches.

Driving Directions

Driving Directions To reach the visitor center from Interstate 95: • Take Exit 3 for US 40 • Take US 40 East toward “Historic Downtown St. Marys” • US 40 becomes Osborne Rd. Continue on until you reach the waterfront • Turn right on St. Marys Rd • The visitor center will be two blocks down on your left (113 St. Marys St W, St Marys GA 31558) More directions to Cumberland Island.

Operating Hours

The park is open 24 hours a day, all year. The island is only accessible by boat. The visitor center, other facilities, ferry operations, and docks for private boats all have separate hours, however; please see descriptions of those facilities elsewhere.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Entrance Fee - Adults 16 and over: This per-person fee is valid for seven consecutive days. Cost: $7

Sea Camp Campground: Permit fee is per night, for an individual campsite at the Sea Camp Campground. Permits are good for up to six people. Cost: $22

Stafford Beach Campground: Permit fee is for one night, for an individual campsite at Stafford Beach Campground. Permit is good for up to six people. Cost: $12

Hickory Hill Campground: Permit is good for one night at Hickory Hill Campground. This is a wilderness campground. Camping must be in the designated campground area but specific sites are not assigned. Permit is good for up to 6 people. Cost: $9

Yankee Paradise Campground: Permit is good for one night at Yankee Paradise Campground. This is a wilderness campground. Camping must be in the designated campground area but specific sites are not assigned. Permit is good for up to 6 people. Cost: $9

Brickhill Bluff Campground: Permit is good for one night at Brickhill Bluff Campground. This is a wilderness campground. Camping must be in the designated campground area but specific sites are not assigned. Permit is good for up to 6 people. Cost: $9

Sea Camp Groupsite: Permit fee is good for one night at a designated groupsite at Sea Camp Campground. Permit is good for 7 - 20 people. Cost: $40

Contact

Physical Address:
113 St. Marys St W
St. Marys, GA 31558

Mailing Address:
101 Wheeler St
St. Marys, GA 31558

Phone Number: 9128824336

Fort Frederica

National Monument

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Georgia's fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British forces clashed on St. Simons Island. Fort Frederica's troops defeated the Spanish, ensuring Georgia's future as a British colony. Today, the archeological remnants of Frederica are protected by the National Park Service.

Ruin of Soldier Barracks at Fort Frederica NM

Weather

The site enjoys mild climate from fall through early summer, followed by hot, humid summers.

Driving Directions

South on I 95 to U.S. 17: Exit 38 and Left onto Spur 25. Follow Spur 25 until U.S. 17. Take a right on U.S. 17 (south). North on I 95 to U.S. 17: Exit 29 and Right onto U.S. 17. From US 17: Take Causeway to St. Simons Island. Take first left onto Sea Island Rd. Go 1.5 miles to third traffic light, and Left onto Frederica Road. Follow Frederica Road for two miles (take second right off roundabout). The park entrance 300 yards past Christ Church. More directions to Fort Frederica.

Operating Hours

Park & Grounds Closed: Thanksgiving Christmas Day New Year's Day

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

Entrance Fee: Free admission to the park.

Contact

Mailing Address:
Fort Frederica National Monument
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Physical Address:
Fort Frederica National Monument
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Phone Number: 9126383630

Fort Pulaski

National Monument

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For much of the 19th century, masonry fortifications were the United States’ main defense against overseas enemies. However, during the Civil War, new technology proved its superiority to these forts. The Union army used rifled cannon and compelled the Confederate garrison inside Fort Pulaski to surrender. The siege was a landmark experiment in the history of military science and invention.

The white masonry Cockspur Island lighthouse sits in the Savannah River.

Weather

Savannah has a humid sub tropical climate with over two hundred days of sunshine each year. Summers are typically hot, bright and humid with afternoon thunderstorms common. Temperatures often range from the lower 70s to the mid 90s F. Spring and autumn can be quite pleasant with temperatures ranging from the upper 50s into the 80s F. The winter months are usually dry. Temperatures can be cooler than one would expect, ranging from the upper 30s through the 60s F generally, though sudden cold snaps can occur.

Driving Directions

From Interstate I-95, take Exit 99 onto Interstate I-16 East (James L Gillis Memorial Hwy) for 7 miles. Take Exit 164A onto Interstate I-516 East toward US-80 East. Take Exit 3 (US-17 S/US-80 E) toward US-80 East. Turn left onto Ocean Highway, Ogeechee Rd (US-17 N, US-80 East). Bear right onto West Victory Drive (US-80 East). Continue on US-80 East for 13 miles. GPS Coordinates for Fort Pulaski National Monument: N32° 01.680 W080° 53.525 More directions to Fort Pulaski.

Operating Hours

Fort Pulaski National Monument is open year round from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Visitor Contact Station and Eastern National Bookstore are open 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 9:00PM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

Fort Pulaski Entrance Fee - Per Person (16 years and older): Admission fee per person aged 16 years and older, valid for 7 consecutive days. Cost: $7

Fort Pulaski Entrance Fee - Per Person (15 years and younger): Admission fee per person aged 15 years and younger, good for 7 days.

Contact

Physical Address:
U.S. Highway 80
Savannah, GA 31410

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 30757
Savannah, GA 31410

Phone Number: 9127868182

Gullah/Geechee

Cultural Heritage Corridor

Designated by Congress in 2006, the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor extends from Wilmington, North Carolina in the north to Jacksonville, Florida in the south. It is home to one of America's most unique cultures, a tradition first shaped by captive Africans brought to the southern United States from West Africa and continued in later generations by their descendents.

Vera Manigault demonstrates the art of sewing sweetgrass baskets.

Weather

The weather varies throughout the year and even throughout the day. Please check the National Weather Service information at http://www.weather.gov for forecast information.

Driving Directions

The corridor encompasses a cultural and linguistic area along the southeastern coast of the United States from the northern border of Pender County, North Carolina to the southern border of St. Johns County, Florida and 30 miles inland. The Commission operates a small business office on Johns Island, SC., but there are many sites to explore within the Corridor. More directions to Gullah/Geechee.

Operating Hours

Several Visitor Centers in the Heritage Corridor.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

N/A: N/A

Contact

Physical Address:
Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
Johns Island, SC 29455

Mailing Address:
Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
Johns Island, SC 29457-1007

Phone Number: 843.818.4587

Jimmy Carter

National Historic Site

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Few U.S. Presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and raised. The rural southern culture of Plains, Georgia, that revolves around farming, church and school, had a large influence in molding the character and in shaping the political policies of the 39th President of the United States.

A picture of the front of the home Jimmy Carter lived in as a young boy.

Weather

Weather in Southwest Georgia can change in the blink of an eye during the summer months. Thunderstorms and high temperatures can make it unpleasant for visitors. Check the local forecast and dress appropriately.

Driving Directions

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Plains High School Museum and Visitor Center is located in Plains, Georgia. The zip code is 31780. More directions to Jimmy Carter.

Operating Hours

The Main visitor center for the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is fee free.: The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site consists of three locations: Plains High School Visitor Center, Plains Depot, and The Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm. All locations are fee free.

Contact

Mailing Address:
300 North Bond Street
Plains, GA 31780

Physical Address:
300 North Bond Street
Plains, GA 31780

Phone Number: 2298244104

Kennesaw Mountain

National Battlefield Park

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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,965 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. Opposing forces maneuvered and fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Although most famous as a Civil War battlefield, Kennesaw Mountain has a much richer story.

Casson with Cannon Fire

Weather

Before you start your trip to the mountain, check the local weather forecast to be sure that you will have a dry time. Though we are located north of Atlanta, we're still have the same hot summers and mild winters as our neighbors. The mountain top generally ranges 8-10 degrees cooler than at the base. In fall and winter, be prepared with a light weight jacket on hand. After planning your activities, check back to see what the weather will have in store for your day.

Driving Directions

Take exit 269 (Barrett Parkway). At the stoplight head west onto Barrett Parkway. Follow Barrett Parkway for approximately 3 miles, turn left at the light, onto Old Hwy 41. Turn right at your next light, Stilesboro Rd. The visitor center will be immediately on your left (brown and white signs located along the roads will guide you as well). More directions to Kennesaw Mountain.

Operating Hours

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Entrance Fees

No Fees: There are no entry or parking fees at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Contact

Mailing Address:
900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Physical Address:
900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Phone Number: 7704274686

Martin Luther King Jr

National Historic Site

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A young boy grows up in a time of segregation…A dreamer is moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movement…This was Martin Luther King, Jr. Come hear his story, visit the home of his birth, and where he played as a child. Walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds. Marvel at how he was an instrument for social change.

The Birth Home of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Weather

Summers typically are warm and humid with average afternoon high temperatures are in the lower 90s. During winter the high temperatures average from the mid-50s to the lower 60s. Lows average in the mid-30s. Spring and Autumn seasons are characterized by much variability from day to day and from year to year. The average date of first freeze is in mid-November and the date of the last freeze is mid to late March.

Driving Directions

The park is accessible via public transportation and by car. More directions to Martin Luther King Jr.

Operating Hours

The Visitor Center, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Freedom Hall are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Birth Home is open for ranger-led tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Fire Station No. 6 is staffed by park volunteers and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when volunteers are available. All facilities are closed January 1st., Thanksgiving Day, and December 25th.

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

NO ADDMISSION FEE: There is no entrance fee to enter Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. Enjoy your visit!

Contact

Physical Address:
450 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Mailing Address:
450 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Phone Number: 4043315190

Ocmulgee

National Monument

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Welcome to Ocmulgee National Monument. This park is a prehistoric American Indian site. American Indians first came here during the Paleo-Indian period hunting Ice Age mammals. Many different American Indian cultures occupied this land for thousands of years. Around 900 CE, the Mississippian Period began. They constructed mounds for their elite, which remain today.

mounds

Weather

Macon has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The normal monthly mean temperature ranges from 46.3 °F (7.9 °C) in January to 81.8 °F (27.7 °C) in July. On average, there are 4.8 days with 100 °F (38 °C Winter's are mild. Temps ranging from 30 degrees to 50 degrees. Spring is mild but wet. Temps ranging from 50 degrees to low 70 degrees. Summers are hot and very humid. Temp ranging from upper 80 degrees to 100 degrees. Fall is pleasant. Temps ranging from 60 to 80 degrees.

Driving Directions

Drive on I-75 to Macon. Exit I-75 onto I-16 east (exit on left) . Get off I-16 at exit 2 (Coliseum Drive), take a left under the highway and proceed to where Coliseum Dr. ends at Emery Highway. Turn right on Emery Highway and proceed to the third light. Our entrance is on the right side of the road. More directions to Ocmulgee.

Operating Hours

The park and the Visitor Center have the same operating hours of 9:00 am-5:00 pm 7 days a week. All visitors must out of the park by 5:00 pm.

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

Ocmulgee National Monument Fees: Admission is FREE. Except for special events sponsored by the Ocmulgee National Monument Association no fees are charged to enter and visit Ocmulgee National Monument.During the special events of the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration (third weekend in September) event fee is $6.00 for 13 &up, 6-12 $3.00, 5 &under are free and active military with I.D. $3.00. The spring Lantern light Tours (March) an event fee of $5.00 is charged for anyone 13 years and older.

Contact

Mailing Address:
1207 Emery Hwy
Macon, GA 31217

Physical Address:
1207 Emery Hwy
Macon, GA 31217

Phone Number: 4787528257

Trail Of Tears

National Historic Trail

Remember and commemorate the survival of the Cherokee people, forcefully removed from their homelands in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee to live in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. They traveled by foot, horse, wagon, or steamboat in 1838-1839.

large white house, green lawn, two trees in front

Weather

Due to the length of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, be sure to consult local weather sources for the region you'll be visiting. Here are two links to the central US and southeast US. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/weather/forecast/regional-central-temps.htm http://graphical.weather.gov/sectors/southeast.php

Driving Directions

Plane: You can reach the national historic trail by flying into a number of airports, including Huntsville, Alabama; Fayetteville/Springdale and Little Rock, Arkansas; Atlanta, Georgia; Springfield/Branson and St. Louis, Missouri; Asheville, North Carolina; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis, Tennessee. Trail-related sites can be reached from these cities. Go to the Places to Go web page for specific site directions. http://www.nps.gov/trte/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm More directions to Trail Of Tears.

Operating Hours

OPERATING HOURS VARY FROM SITE TO SITE. There are many historic sites, museums, and parks (federal, state, and local) along the Trail of Tears in Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Illinois, Arkansas, Missouri, or Oklahoma for you to visit. Please contact individual sites for more information by going to Plan Your Visit and selecting Places To Go or Passport Program, where sites are listed by state, and there is an interactive map to search for sites.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

General Entrance Fee Information: There are NO USER OR ENTRY FEES fees for the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. NOMINAL FEES may be charged at some trail-related federal, state, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities. Please visit Plan Your Visit / Places To Go for an interactive map and extensive list of places to visit by state. Contact information is available for each site to call and find out about fees. www.nps.gov/trte/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm

Contact

Mailing Address:
National Trails Intermountain Region
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Physical Address:
National Trails Intermountain Region
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone Number: 5059886098