Seventeen thousand years of continuous human
habitation… That’s the depth of history visitors
are invited to explore at the Ocmulgee Mounds
National Historical Park—a well-preserved,
prehistoric, Native American site. Experience a
wealth of information about people and cultures
from millennia past.
First occupied during the Paleoindian period, Ocmulgee Mounds was then a site where Native hunters tracked Ice Age mammals. Now developed into public park land, the site offers the perfect backdrop for its visitors to learn about the many different cultures that occupied this land for thousands of years. Step inside the fascinating Earth Lodge— carbon dating has placed its floors as having been built around 1015.
The visitor’s center hosts over 2000 artifacts including a short educational film; and the seven mounds plus eight miles of hiking and biking trails boast diverse terrain and breathtaking views of Downtown Macon. Gather family and friends to enjoy the Lantern Light Tours during Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival, the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration during the third weekend in September and a host of other special events. Check the website for current schedules. And don’t forget, daily admission to the park is free!