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Historic Sites

Explore Georgia's rich historic sites!

  • 1Augusta Canal

    Credit: Mike Beggett via Flickr
    Built in 1845 to harness the water and power of the Savannah River, the Augusta Canal offers history, recreation and unique experiences.
  • 2Bonaventure Cemetery

    Credit: ugadawg1864_Craig Boehringer
    Though not Savannah’s oldest cemetery, Bonaventure is its most famous and beautiful, having captured creative imaginations for more than 150 years.
  • 3Butler Island Plantation

    Credit: Evangelio Gonzalez MD via Flickr
    One of the largest plantations in the South was the Butler Island Plantation, located south of Darien, across the Darien River.
  • 4Cyclorama

    Credit: beachkat1 via Flickr
    Visit the Atlanta Cyclorama and sit at the center of a panorama of the Battle of Atlanta, fought on July 22, 1864, during the American Civil War.
  • 5Dungeness Ruins

    Credit: Ryan Johnson via Flickr
    Dungeness was built by Thomas Carnegie and his wife Lucy in 1884; it burned in the 1950s. Today, wild horses and other island wildlife roam freely.
  • 6Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Credit: Evangelio Gonzalez MD via Flickr
    Fort Pulaski, built by the U.S. Army before the Civil War, is located near the mouth of the Savannah River.
  • 7Jekyll Island Club Hotel

    Credit: Evangelio Gonzalez MD via Flickr
    Founded in 1886, the Jekyll Island Club was once the private winter retreat of America’s wealthiest families like Morgan, Rockefeller and Pulitzer.
  • 8Marietta National Cemetery

    Credit: Aubrey Mac via Flickr
    The Marietta National Cemetery was established in 1866 to provide a resting place for the nearly 10,000 Union dead from Sherman's Atlanta Campaign.
  • 9Tybee Island Lighthouse

    Credit: Evangelio Gonzalez MD via Flickr
    The Tybee Lighthouse has been guiding safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. The Light Station is one of America's most intact.
  • 10Madison

    Credit: John Friedman via Flickr
    Madison is Georgia's "authentic Southern town," with an array of ambient local dining options, specialty shops and antique dealers.