Historic Heartland / Macon

Ocmulgee National Monument

1207 Emery Highway
Macon, GA 31217

  • Earth Lodge

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  • Great Temple Mound

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  • Ocmulgee Visitor Center

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  • Visitor Center

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  • Earth Lodge floor

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  • Ocmulgee Visitor Center

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  • Visitor Center at night

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  • Ocmulgee pottery

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  • Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

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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

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    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, Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    16, 75

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Ocmulgee Lantern Light Tours

    Ocmulgee Lantern Light Tours

    03/20/2015 - 03/29/2015

    Learn the 17,000-year history of Ocmulgee National Monument at night, and see the Macon skyline from the top of the Great Temple Mound. Hear interpretative talks at the 1,000-year-old Earth Lodge, Trading Post and Great Temple Mound. Guided and self-guided tours are available. This is a one-mile round-trip walk.

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  • Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

    Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

    09/19/2015 - 09/20/2015

    Celebrate the culture of the Muscogee, Seminole, Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and more at the annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. It is a fantastic event for all ages, drawing thousands of visitors each year for food, music, dance, storytelling, crafts and demonstrations by Native Americans, as well as exhibits about the first cultural community of Macon. It is an excellent chance to rediscover the grounds, artifacts and nature within the 702-acre Ocmulgee National Monument.

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