HERITAGE TOURISM

Ocmulgee National Monument

The Ocmulgee National Monument, located in Macon, GA, is a prehistoric American Indian site. American Indians first came here during the Paleo-Indian period hunting Ice Age mammals. The park and visitor enter are open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. Enjoy six miles of trails and seven mounds, as well as the museum with over 2000 artifacts.

Georgia JugFest

Crawford County has a long tradition of pottery production dating to the early 1800s. It takes place the third Saturday in May every year. As a reminder of this legacy, the community of Knoxville holds the annual Georgia JugFest in conjunction with Old Knoxville Days. Events include vintage and contemporary pottery exhibits, pottery identification, antique pottery auction, and a community kiln for firing pottery. Southern musical traditions, such as bluegrass and gospel are often part of the festivities. Other events may include quilting, woodworking, basket weaving, spinning, or blacksmithing.

Georgia’s Antebellum Trail

The Antebellum Trail is 100-mile trek through seven historic communities that escaped Sherman’s burning march through Georgia.
You can spend your days on Georgia’s Antebellum Trail enjoying history, shopping, and dining. With this self-guided tour, you can choose an itinerary and then plan your days around events or things to see. Stops along the trail in Middle Georgia include Eatonton, Gray and Macon-Bibb.

Milledgeville Historic Tours

The City of Milledgeville has a rich history, especially for those interested in the history of the Antebellum South and the Civil War. Hop on the Historic Trolley Tour to learn more about the First Lady of Georgia and venture to three historic sites – the Old State Capitol, St. Stephens
Episcopal Church, and Rose Hill at Lockerly Arboretum. Visit the Old Capitol Museum, which interprets, preserves, and communicates the historical and cultural heritage of the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Area of Georgia. Last, visit the Old Governor’s Mansion – a National Historic Landmark.

Echoes of Evergreen

Perry High School’s Drama Department partners with the Perry Area Historical Society each April to produce ‘Echoes of Evergreen’.  Students dressed in period costume tell the stories of some of those eternally resting beneath Evergreen Cemetery’s majestic moss-draped oaks.  This annual event draws visitors from all over the state.  Please check back for the 2016 date or follow us on Facebook for all the latest events of our organization.