Trip Ideas

Guide to Historic Sites

Experience Georgia's rich history, including the Civil War, colonial/pre-colonial days and African American heritage.

  • Cumberland Island Dungeness Ruins

    Glimpses of the Carnegie lifestyle can be easily imagined throughout the ruins of Dungeness on Cumberland Island.

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  • Augusta Canal

    Built in 1845 to harness the water and power of the Savannah River, the Augusta Canal offers history, recreation and unique experiences.

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  • Heritage Hall, Madison

    Madison is an authentic Southern town, with picturesque antebellum homes in one of Georgia’s oldest and largest National Historic Districts.

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  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Learn about Georgia's Civil War history with a visit to Fort Pulaski, and see how soldiers lived and fought during the late 19th century.

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  • Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm

    Learn about President Carter's childhood on a tour of the farm where he grew up in Plains.

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  • Arabia Mountain

    The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area includes panoramic views, trails, creeks and historic sites.

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  • Pebble Hill Plantation

    Stroll the grounds and tour the Main House of Pebble Hill, one of the most beautiful historic plantations of the South.

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  • Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site

    Home to Native Americans between 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D., this 54-acre site is the most intact Mississippian culture site in the Southeast.

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  • Barker's Creek Mill at the Hambidge Center

    At the Hambidge Center, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, tour Barker's Creek Mill and an art gallery.

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  • Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site

    Tour the 13-acre historic site where Confederate President Jefferson Davis was arrested in May 1865.

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Historic Sites Trip Ideas & Inspiration


  • Exploring Georgia’s National Battlefields November 16, 2015 by Candy Cook
  • Civil War Wednesday: Chattahoochee River Line November 04, 2015 by Michael Shaffer
  • Civil War Wednesday: Repealing Secession October 07, 2015 by Michael Shaffer
  • Civil War Wednesday: Longstreet’s Gainesville September 02, 2015 by Michael Shaffer
  • Civil War Wednesday: Augusta Powder Works August 05, 2015 by Michael Shaffer
  • Civil War Wednesday: Fort Pulaski June 03, 2015 by Michael Shaffer

Historic Sites