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

Attractions

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  • "Technology in the Civil War" Lecture

    "Technology in the Civil War" Lecture

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro

    Civil War historian Michael K. Shaffer will discuss the impact of aeronautics, submersibles, the telegraph, and more! The program is free and open to the public.

  • 152nd Anniversary Battle of Pickett's Mill

    152nd Anniversary Battle of Pickett's Mill

    Dallas | Historic High Country

    Join us for the 152nd Anniversary Battle of Pickett's Mill at the Pickett's Mill Battlefield. Historians Michael K. Shaffer, Steve Davis, and Brad Butkovich will discuss various topics from the war on Friday and Saturday. Shaffer will lead tours on Friday after his 2 p.m. lecture, and Butkovich will...

  • 152nd Battle Commemoration and National Trails Day Hike

    152nd Battle Commemoration and National Trails Day Hike

    Dallas | Historic High Country

    One of the original cannons used in this Civil War battle has returned just in time for the 152nd anniversary. Historians will guide you through one of the few Confederate victories. Witness weapon firing demonstrations, see what the lives of soldiers and civilians were like, and hike through the battlefield...

  • 2nd Annual Camp McDonald Day

    2nd Annual Camp McDonald Day

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro

    Visit Camp McDonald in Kennesaw, site of Georgia's largest military training camp during the Civil War! Witness living historians, artillery crews, tours of the site with historian Michael K. Shaffer and much more!

  • 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 Lake Visitor Center & Museum

    Allatoona Lake Visitor Center & Museum

    Cartersville | Historic High Country

    Recreation abounds around 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona. Bring your own boat or rent houseboats, pontoons and ski boats at one of four area marinas in Cartersville. Choose from more than 600 lakeside campsites, accommodating RVs and tent campers. Enjoy pristine hiking trails and picnic areas. The Corps...

  • 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

    Alta Vista Cemetery

    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 Historic Fair

    Andersonville Historic Fair

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways

    History comes alive in Andersonville the first weekend in October when hundreds of Civil War reenactors set up camps and stage two realistic mock battles, the first at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, and the second at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Sutlers selling Civil War uniforms and accoutrements and...

  • 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 Christmas at the Old Governor's Mansion

    Antebellum Christmas at the Old Governor's Mansion

    Milledgeville | Historic Heartland

    Celebrate a true antebellum Christmas at the Old Governor's Mansion! Witness the mansion transform into a scene from the 1800s. Christmas at the Mansion runs November 21-25 and then December 1-23. Regular tours are held on the hour daily. Call 478-445-4545 for updated tour information.

  • 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 180-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...

  • Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    Crawfordville | Classic South

    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.

  • Atlanta and West Point Railroad Depot

    Atlanta and West Point Railroad Depot

    Newnan | Presidential Pathways

    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 and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain' Lecture

    Atlanta Campaign and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain' Lecture

    Marietta | Atlanta Metro

    From the opening action at Tunnel Hill to the fall of Atlanta, the armies moving through Georgia maneuvered, fought, and left destruction in their wake. See the historic Cheney-Newcomer House - which served as Major General John Schofield's HQ - on the anniversary of Major General William T. Sherman...

  • 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

    Atlanta Cyclorama

    Atlanta | Atlanta Metro

    On the Atlanta History Center's 33-acre Buckhead campus, construction on the Lloyd and Mary Ann Whitaker Cyclorama Building began in early December 2015 and is expected to be complete in late 2016.   The History Center intends to restore The Battle of Atlanta painting to its full hyperbolic or hourglass...

  • 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 Civil War Boat Tour "Food, Fabric, and Firepower"

    Augusta Canal Civil War Boat Tour "Food, Fabric, and Firepower"

    Augusta | Classic South

    Learn the behind-the-lines story of Confederate Powder Works and Augusta's role in supplying Southern troops during the Civil War. 

  • Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise

    Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise

    Augusta | Classic South

    Enjoy live music and beautiful scenery aboard Augusta Canal Petersburg boats on Friday evenings in the Spring and Fall. Bring aboard snacks and beverages of your choice for a relaxing 1½-hour cruise. Ticket price includes free admission to Augusta Canal Discovery Center.

  • Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

    Augusta | Classic South

    Explore Augusta Canal National Heritage Area on guided tours aboard replica canal boats departing daily from the Augusta Canal Discovery Center. Well-informed guides narrate the open-air trips. Tickets include admission to the Discovery Center housed in a 19th Century textile mill. Learn the 160+ year...

  • 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...

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