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

Attractions

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 BBQ Contest and Craft Festival

    Blue & Gray BBQ Contest and Craft Festival

    Chickamauga | Historic High Country

    Enjoy our Blue-Gray BBQ Contest during the day, commemorating the great Blue-Gray BBQ of 1889 that took place on the grounds, which resulted in the formation of the oldest and largest Civil War Battlefield in the United States (Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park). BBQ vendors will have their...

  • 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...

  • Candle Light Tour

    Candle Light Tour

    Dallas | Historic High Country

    Take a guided candlelit walk through this Civil War battlefield, then watch cannon and musket firings. Walk the ravine where Confederate General Patrick Cleburne planned a daring night assault to capture the Federal positions. Register at https://friendsofgastateparks.org/node/743. Please no pets or...

  • 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...

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