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Ocmulgee National Monument

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park in Macon, Georgia, United States preserves traces of over ten millennia of culture from the Native … See more


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Jan 15, 2023
This was an unexpected side trip. Located just east of Macon off I75. Lots of hiking trail. Open and sunny. Rich in ancient US History. Well kept. Very interesting. Wonderful park ranger staff. Full review by 931JudyC
Dec 11, 2022
Having seen a few mounds sites across the country at this point, I think the value of this NPS site is in the interpretive displays they have within the visitor's center. They do an excellent job wo… Full review by Hatzlacha
Oct 20, 2022
The mounds are really interesting to look at and the trails. are great for hiking. Great museum too. Full review by Christis1974


Over Ten Millennia of Culture
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park in present-day Macon, Georgia, United States preserves traces of over ten millennia of culture from the Native Americans in the Southeastern Woodlands. Its chief remains are major earthworks built before 1000 CE by the South Appalachian Mississippian culture These include the Great Temple and other ceremonial mounds, a burial mound, and defensive trenches. They represented highly skilled engineering techniques and soil knowledge, and the organization of many laborers. The site has evidence of "17,000 years of continuous human habitation." The 3,336-acre park is located on the east bank of the Ocmulgee River. Present-day Macon, Georgia developed around the site after the United States built Fort Benjamin Hawkins nearby in 1806 to support trading with Native Americans. For thousands of years, succeeding cultures of prehistoric indigenous peoples had settled on what is called the Macon Plateau at the Fall Line, where the rolling hills of the Piedmont met the Atlantic coastal plain. The monument designation included the Lamar Mounds and Village Site, located downriver about three miles from Macon. The site was designated for federal protection by the National Park Service in 1934, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, and redesignated as an national historical park in 2019. Use our Macon trip itinerary maker app to arrange your visit to Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park and other attractions in Macon.

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