The Civil War in Georgia Commemorating 150 years Civil War Georgia Sesquicentennial

Attractions

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  • A.H. Stephens State Park

    A.H. Stephens State Park

    Crawfordville | Classic South

    This quiet site combines the recreational fun of a state park with the educational resources of a historic site. Named after the vice president of the Confederacy and governor of Georgia, A.H. Stephens State Historic Park features a Confederate museum with one of the finest collections of Civil War artifacts...

  • Adairsville Visitor Center & Rail Depot Museum

    Adairsville Visitor Center & Rail Depot Museum

    Adairsville | Historic High Country

    A visit to this "Norman Rockwell" kind of town is a must for anyone who loves history, antiquing and good food! We offer free visitor information on Historic Adairsville and neighboring Georgia communities. Browse the Adairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam Museum to learn local history detailing Adairsville...

  • Allatoona Pass Battlefield

    Allatoona Pass Battlefield

    Cartersville | Historic High Country

    One of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War and the inspiration for the song "Hold the Fort," the Battle of Allatoona Pass was fought on October 5, 1864. Two original earthen forts and trench works remain, making it one of the most pristine battlefields in the nation. Monuments commemorate both armies...

  • Alta Vista Cemetery & Longstreet Gravesite

    Alta Vista Cemetery & Longstreet Gravesite

    Gainesville | Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Alta Vista Cemetery's history began in 1872, when the City of Gainesville purchased 9.25 acres from Allen D. Candler. It is the final resting place of two former Georgia governors, three Revolutionary War soldiers, a NASA astronaut, two U.S. Congressmen, two famous song writers, two men Georgia counties...

  • Andersonville

    Andersonville

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways

    Visit the Village of Andersonville and step back in time. The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum on the main street is a must-see collection of authentic uniforms (both Union and Confederate), revolvers, carbines and muskets. The Village also boasts a 6-acre Pioneer Farm with operating Grist Mill, a 130-year-old...

  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Andersonville National Historic Site

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways

    Andersonville National Historic Site pays tribute to all American prisoners of war. The park has three features: the National Prisoner of War Museum, the site of the Andersonville prison, and the Andersonville National Cemetery. The National Prisoner of War Museum commemorates the sacrifices of all American...

  • Andrew College

    Andrew College

    Cuthbert | Plantation Trace

    Founded in 1854, Andrew College is a two-year Methodist liberal arts college. The college buildings housed Hood Hospital during the latter part of 1864 until the end of the Civil War. The soldiers who died in Hood Hospital are buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Peg Leg Pete, Andrew's resident ghost, was a...

  • Antebellum Trail Bicycle Route

    Antebellum Trail Bicycle Route

    Eatonton | Historic Heartland

    Explore the southern charm and beautiful scenic byways of the Antebellum Trail Bicycle Route, a 170-mile trek that winds through a collection of Georgia's most beautiful antebellum towns. In each town, you will experience an abundance of unique history, much of it tied to the American Civil War and our...

  • Atlanta and West Point Railroad Depot

    Atlanta and West Point Railroad Depot

    Newnan | Atlanta Metro

    The Atlanta and West Point Railroad Depot is a historic rail freight passenger depot that has been restored by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. Paintings and history memorabilia are on display. Open by appointment or for special events. Originally constructed as a freight and passenger depot for...

  • Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®

    Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro

    For a full year of the Civil War, the focus of the Union and Confederate armies was Atlanta. Follow their actual footsteps through Trenton, LaFayette, Chickamauga, Ringgold, Dalton, Resaca, Calhoun, Rome, Cartersville, Allatoona, Dallas, New Hope, Pickett's Mill, Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, Decatur...

  • Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum

    Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro

    Nowhere can the true drama of the Civil War, Battle of Atlanta be more appreciated than at the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum. This Civil War Museum features the world's largest oil painting, the "Battle of Atlanta."   The "Cyclorama Experience" guided tour begins in the first floor auditorium...

  • Atlanta History Center

    Atlanta History Center

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro

    Explore the Atlanta History Center, located on 33 acres in the heart of Buckhead. The History Center includes one of the Southeast's largest history museums; two historic houses including Swan House and Smith Family Farm; Centennial Olympic Games Museum; 22 acres of historic gardens and woodland trails...

  • Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

    Augusta | Classic South

    Walk, bike, canoe or kayak through the Augusta Canal National Heritage area beginning at the headgates. The 11.5-mile historic canal takes you past natural and urban landscapes. Wildlife viewing, picnics, fishing, nature and history hikes on the towpath are popular with locals and visitors alike. The...

  • Augusta Canal Petersburg Boat Tours

    Augusta Canal Petersburg Boat Tours

    Augusta | Classic South

    Informative, entertaining guided tours explore the scenic, historic Augusta Canal National Heritage Area. View Civil War powder works, 1880-era mills, abundant wildlife. Heritage/wildlife tours daily. Weekends offer Music Cruises, Sunset Tour and Civil War history tour.

  • Augusta Museum of History

    Augusta Museum of History

    Augusta | Classic South

    Founded in 1937, the Augusta Museum of History is Augusta's oldest historical agency devoted to the preservation and presentation of local and regional history. The museum is home to the award-winning permanent exhibition, Augusta's Story, a 12,000-year journey through the region's rich and diverse past...

  • Barrington Hall

    Barrington Hall

    Roswell | Atlanta Metro

    Barrington Hall is one of the best examples of Greek Revival Temple architecture in the United States today. The surrounding 7 acres of original grounds look much as they did 160 years ago. Barrington Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been called one of metro Atlanta...

  • Bartow History Museum

    Bartow History Museum

    Cartersville | Historic High Country

    Bartow History Museum is located at 4 East Church Street in downtown Cartersville, Georgia, and documents the history of northwest Georgia's Bartow County, spanning more than 200 years since the Cherokee were the area's primary residents. Artifacts, photographs, documents, and a variety of interactive...

  • Battle of Ringgold Gap - Atlanta Campaign Pavilion

    Battle of Ringgold Gap - Atlanta Campaign Pavilion

    Ringgold | Historic High Country

    Following the Union victory at Missionary Ridge and the Rebel retreat, Yankee troops set out in pursuit. Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne's command fell back to Ringgold Gap, where the Western & Atlantic Railroad passed through Taylor's Ridge. Maj. Gen. Joseph B. Hooker sent his force forward to seize the...

  • Between the Rivers Historic District

    Between the Rivers Historic District

    Rome | Historic High Country

    Take an individual or group tour of downtown Rome's historic "Between the Rivers" district. Explore a vibrant Broad Street, where one-of-a-kind restaurants and family favorites complement antique shops and boutiques nestled between the rivers. From Broad Street to the Etowah River, you will encounter...

  • Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, National Historic Landmark

    Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, National Historic Landmark

    Savannah | The Coast

    The Juliette Low Birthplace was the first National Historic Landmark in Savannah. Home of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, this Regency house, constructed 1818-1821, is elegantly restored to 1886 and features original furnishings. While you are in Savannah, don't miss your opportunity...

  • Black Heritage Trail

    Black Heritage Trail

    Columbus | Presidential Pathways

    African-Americans have played a significant role in the growth and development of Columbus. The various individuals, landmarks, churches, schools and structures are living testimonials of the proud achievements of the black citizens of Columbus. Follow the Black Heritage Trail and learn about: Horace...

  • Blackshear Civil War Prison Camp

    Blackshear Civil War Prison Camp

    Blackshear | The Coast

    Blackshear, Ga., was the home of a temporary prison camp from late 1864 to early 1865. About 5,000 Union prisoners were held there, having been transferred from prison camps at Andersonville and Millen.

  • Blue & Gray Trail

    Blue & Gray Trail

    Dalton | Historic High Country

    The northwest corner of Georgia, roughly from Chattanooga to the outskirts of Atlanta, was the setting for some of the Civil War's most dramatic events. The Blue & Gray Trail maps the sites of battlefields, heritage museums, cemeteries, statues and more, including the Chickamauga National Military Park...

  • Blunt House

    Blunt House

    Dalton | Historic High Country

    The Blunt House is one of oldest two-story homes built in Dalton. It was the home of Ainsworth Emery Blunt, the first mayor and postmaster of Dalton. He was also one of the founders of the First Presbyterian Church in Dalton and was a very influential and prominent man among the Southern society of...

  • Booth Western Art Museum

    Booth Western Art Museum

    Cartersville | Historic High Country

    Booth Western Art Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is a 120,000-square-foot museum located in Cartersville. Guests are invited to see America's story through contemporary Western artwork, presidential portraits and letters, Civil War art, more than 200 Native American artifacts, and...

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