Historic Heartland / Macon

Ocmulgee National Monument

1207 Emery Hwy.
Macon, GA 31217

  • Earth Lodge

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  • Earth Lodge

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  • Ocmulgee pottery

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  • Opelofa Trail

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  • Visitor Center at night

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  • Great Temple Mound

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  • Great Temple Mound

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  • Ocmulgee Visitor Center

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  • Visitor Center

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  • Wetlands

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  • Earth Lodge

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  • Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

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  • Ocmulgee Visitor Center

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  • Great Temple Mound

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  • Earth Lodge floor

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Journey to the ancient past to discover 17,000 years of Native American heritage just across the Ocmulgee River from downtown Macon. Enter the continent's only reconstructed Earth Lodge with the original 1,000-year-old floor, climb to the top of the Great Temple Mound, see prehistoric trenches and the site of a Colonial British trading post. Annual events include the Ocmulgee Lantern Light Tours during Macon's Cherry Blossom Festival in the Spring and the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration held every third weekend in September.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission fee 0.00


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Maps / Brochures in Other Languages, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round, Pet-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    16, 75

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

    Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

    09/17/2016 - 09/18/2016

    Celebrate the culture of the Southeastern and Alaskan Native Americans at the 25th Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. It is a fantastic event for all ages, drawing thousands of visitors each year for dancing, storytelling, music, crafts, games, food, and demonstrations by Native Americans, as well as exhibits about the first cultural community of Macon. Additional activities include: Arctic games of strengh & endurance, Warriors on horseback, living history camps, primitive technology & cooking, po... read more