Historic Heartland / Macon

Ocmulgee National Monument

1207 Emery Highway
Macon, GA 31217

478-752-8257
  • Earth Lodge

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  • Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

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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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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

    Activities

    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

Events

  • Civil War Lectures 150th

    Civil War Lectures 150th

    11/15/2014 - 11/15/2014

    Ocmulgee National Monument presents Civil War lectures for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Walnut Creek. The lectures will be held at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Auditorium from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. The lectures will be given by history professors from around Georgia.

    The lecture schedule is as follows:

    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: "Union General Stoneman Demonstrations Against Macon in July 1864" by Dr. Keith Bohannon

    11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.: "Union Cavalry ... read more