Presidential Pathways / Thomaston

Emancipation Proclamation Celebration

Dates : 5/28/16 - 5/28/16
Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park
Thomaston, GA 30286

  • One of the floats at the Emancipation Proclamation Celebration

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Each May, crowds flock to the streets of Thomaston to celebrate a small document that said a lot for the United States of America. Since the beginning of this great day (Emancipation Day), it has been annually observed by Upson County. Each year, beginning May 29, 1866, people of Upson and surrounding counties have converged on the town of Thomaston to celebrate the emancipation of the slaves. This is the oldest, continuously observed annual emancipation event in the United States.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee Free

    Facility Amenities

    Accessible by Public Transportation, Concessions, Free Parking, Parking off Site, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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