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

Attractions

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  • 150th Anniversary of Garrard's Raid at Conyers Station

    150th Anniversary of Garrard's Raid at Conyers Station

    Conyers | Historic Heartland

    The Rockdale County Historical Society and the Major General Joseph Wheeler Camp # 863 Sons of Confederate Veterans will present a Sesquicenntennial observance of Brigadier General Kenner D. Garrard's Raid in July 1864 on Conyers Station. This event will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m...

  • 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, plus a museum of local history detailing Adairsville's pivotal role in the Civil War's Great Locomotive...

  • 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...

  • Archibald Smith Plantation Home

    Archibald Smith Plantation Home

    Roswell | Atlanta Metro

    The 1845 Smith Plantation Home stands as majestically as it did over 150 years ago, with original furnishings inside and outbuildings, including slave quarters, barn, corn crib, kitchen, carriage house and old well. The home was built a mile north of what was then the blossoming town square of a little...

  • Athens First Presbyterian Church

    Athens First Presbyterian Church

    Athens | Historic Heartland

    Greek Revival style, 1855. Remodeled in 1902 and retains many features, including the Italianate marble pulpit, pine and walnut pews, and pulpit furniture.

  • 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...

  • BackWater Expeditions LLC

    BackWater Expeditions LLC

    Rincon | The Coast

    Looking for a peaceful and relaxing way to reconnect with your friends and family? There is no better way than to reconnect with nature. Take a lazy river ride with no distractions except what you bring with you and those that nature makes. Located minutes from Savannah, Backwater Expeditions offers...

  • Barnesville Walking Tour

    Barnesville Walking Tour

    Barnesville | Historic Heartland

    Enjoy the charm of small-town Barnesville with its many Victorian homes, quaint shops and picturesque neighborhoods.

  • 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...

  • Beulah Rucker Museum

    Beulah Rucker Museum

    Gainesville | Northeast Georgia Mountains

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum features a cultural museum dating from the late 19th century to the present with rooms containing 20th century furnishings, artifacts, and pictures. Beulah Rucker Oliver (1888-1963) was born in Banks County in 1888 to Caroline Wiley and...

  • 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...

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