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

Attractions

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  • 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 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 permanent exhibits tell the story of settlement, Cherokee life and removal...

  • The Battle of Fort Pulaski 151st Anniversary

    The Battle of Fort Pulaski 151st Anniversary

    Tybee Island | The Coast

    Fort Pulaski National Monument will offer two days of programming in April to commemorate the 154th Anniversary of the Siege and Reduction of Fort Pulaski. A diverse array of activities will be offered to recognize the Battle of Fort Pulaski in 1862. Activities will take place from April 9-10, 2016....

  • Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Resaca | Historic High Country

    The first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign was fought around the tiny village of Resaca on May 14-15, 1864. Over two days, Union and Confederate forces attacked and counter-attacked, with both armies losing approximately 2,800 men. Georgia's oldest and largest reenactment is located on the historic...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson

    Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson

    Augusta | Classic South

    Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, lived with his family in Augusta for nearly 13 years between 1858 and 1870. His father was pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, and the house was used as a hospital for soldiers during the Civil War.  Most Wilson historians believe...

  • Brown's Mill Battlefield Historic Site

    Brown's Mill Battlefield Historic Site

    Newnan | Presidential Pathways

    The Battle of Brown's Mill was fought July 30, 1864, in Coweta County, during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. Edward M. McCook's Union cavalry, on a daring raid to sever communications and supply lines in south-central Georgia, was defeated near Newnan by Confederate forces under Joseph...

  • Brown-Stetson-Sanford House

    Brown-Stetson-Sanford House

    Milledgeville | Historic Heartland

    The Stetson-Sanford House is available for tours on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday Milledgeville Trolley Tours or by appointment. The house was built in 1825 in the "Milledgeville Federal" style by local architect John Marlor. The house features a Palladian double portico and original pilasters. Fanlights...

  • Brumby Hall & Gardens

    Brumby Hall & Gardens

    Marietta | Atlanta Metro

    The first superintendent of the Georgia Military Institute, Colonel Arnoldus V. Brumby, built this lovely Greek revival-style house in 1851 with the institute adjacent to the house. When Sherman's troops occupied Marietta in 1864, the house was used as a hospital. The institute buildings were burned...

  • Bulloch Hall

    Bulloch Hall

    Roswell | Atlanta Metro

    Bulloch Hall was built in 1839 by Major James Stephens Bulloch, one of Roswell's first settlers and the grandson of Georgia's Revolutionary Governor, Archibald Bulloch. The Greek Revival structure has been described as one of the most significant houses in Georgia and one of the South's few examples...

  • Butler Island Rice Plantation

    Butler Island Rice Plantation

    Darien | The Coast

    One of the largest plantations in the South was the Butler Island Plantation, located just south of Darien, across the Darien River on what is now US Highway 17. The story of the plantation is a fascinating one, beginning in the 1790s, when Major Pierce Butler planted the land on the Altamaha Delta,...

  • Calhoun

    Calhoun

    Calhoun | Historic High Country

    The rolling hills of Calhoun/Gordon County are steeped in history and adventure. Step back 150 years to the Battle of Resaca and discover where much of the heaviest fighting occurred at the start of Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. Walk in the footsteps of the Cherokee Indians and see where the tragic "Trail...

  • Camp Lawton

    Camp Lawton

    Millen | Classic South

    During the Civil War, the site of Magnolia Springs State Park was called Camp Lawton. The 42-acre camp, the largest ever built by the Confederacy, was built to relieve the overcrowded prison at Andersonville. The prison was built to accommodate 40,000 prisoners, but only 10,299 were held there. The advance...

  • The Cannonball House

    The Cannonball House

    Macon | Historic Heartland

    The Cannonball House is an 1853 Greek Revival home built by Judge Asa Holt. The house was struck by Federal artillery in July 1864 during General George Stoneman's Cavalry raid. The house contains the founders' furniture for the two oldest sororities in the world, Adelphean and Philomathean. In addition...

  • ' Carolinas Campaign' Lecture

    ' Carolinas Campaign' Lecture

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro

    Civil War historian Michael K. Shaffer will discuss the last great campaign of the war, covering Sherman's armies movement through North and South Carolina.

  • Carrollton Historic City Cemetery

    Carrollton Historic City Cemetery

    Carrollton | Historic High Country

    Located across two hilltops along what was once the outskirts of town, the Carrollton City Cemetery is a peaceful and stately oasis in the historic heart of Carrollton. It is here that so many of Carroll County's best stories wrote their final chapters. Some of those stories are well known and some are...

  • Cassville - Atlanta Campaign Pavilion

    Cassville - Atlanta Campaign Pavilion

    Cassville | Historic High Country

    See the site of an attempted ambush by Confederate General Joseph Johnston's Confederate Army against Union forces commanded by Lt. General Schofield. The Federal army occupied Cassville until Nov. 5, 1864, when it burned the town in retaliation for Confederate partisan guerrilla activity. It was never...

  • Cassville Cemetery

    Cassville Cemetery

    Cassville | Historic High Country

    On a hill east of the town of Cassville, several burials took place around the time Cass County was formed. This plot became what is now known as Old Cassville Cemetery. The cemetery is best known as "The Confederate Cemetery at Cassville." There are around 300 Confederate graves, under the care of the...

  • Chattooga Academy

    Chattooga Academy

    Lafayette | Historic High Country

    The building is the oldest standing brick school in the state of Georgia, built in 1836. It was used by Confederate General Braxton Bragg as his headquarters during the Civil War. The Battle of Chickamauga was planned under an old oak tree that stood in front of the school. Today, the school has been...

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