Northeast Georgia Mountains / Winder

Fort Yargo Living History Society, Inc.

210 S. Broad St.
Winder, GA 30680


The Fort Yargo Living History Society is a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the historically significant remains of the Humphries brothers trading post at Fort Yargo, near the present day city of Winder, Ga. It is our fervent hope that we might be able to return the structure to the way it would have been constructed and furnished in the period of its birth, the 1790s. This will be done as much as possible by using period tools and methods, using modern methods and materials only where required for safety or the longevity of the structure.

We hope to use this facility as an educational living history demonstration site, where public schools and school groups can experience a glimpse of what life on the frontier may have been like. Demonstrations will be provided by volunteers who have studied the period in Georgia's history and provide as accurate an impression of the time as is possible.

Info & Amenities

  • Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Gathering at the Fort

    Gathering at the Fort

    01/16/2016 - 12/17/2016

    Visit with 18th century re-enactors, demonstrating how life was on the frontier in the 1790s.
    Learn how things were done "back in the day." Hands-on demonstrations will be available throughout the day.

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  • Fort Yargo Living History's 7th Annual 18th Century Colonial Market Faire

    Fort Yargo Living History's 7th Annual 18th Century Colonial Market Faire

    03/31/2016 - 04/03/2016

    This is an 18th century living history event, open to the public. Come interact with living historians demonstrating life in the 1790's Frontier Georgia, when knee breeches and tri corn hats were still in fashion. Come to the old fort and see 18th century craftsmen and women demonstrating their trades, frontier camps, Native American warriors, militia drills, children's activities, tradingpost, and weapons. Hear 18th century music and other unique 18th century demonstrations. 

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