Ocmulgee National Monument



People have been living in Macon, Georgia, for thousands of years! Ancient Native Americans settled here 17,000 years ago along the rich clay banks of the Ocmulgee River, leaving behind a treasure trove of archeological information to be discovered in the 1930s. Today, Ocmulgee National Monument pays tribute to that legacy with a fascinating museum, acres of natural beauty and great earthen mounds, including the continent’s only recreated earth lodge where people can see the original 1,000-year-old chamber floor.  Year-round events include the annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration in September. Open daily (except Christmas and New Years Day), free of charge. 


Great Things To Do at Ocmulgee National Monument

  • Envision the past viewing exhibits and a 17-minute movie at the Museum in the Visitor’s Center.Macon GA -  Ocmulgee National Monument - Macon, Georgia
  • Take a walk to the Earth Lodge and Early Mississippian temple mounds.
  • Immerse yourself in a wetlands environment by taking a walk on the boardwalk.
  • Walk back in time through the wilderness of the Ocmulgee River floodplain on the River Trail.
  • Bicycle on the park road and enjoy the sights of the park’s 700-plus acres.
  • Observe the Georgia's "Fall Line" environment along Walnut Creek.
  • See Ocmulgee after dark during Lantern Light Tours in March during the Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • Learn about Middle Georgia's history and environment during Earth Day in April.
  • Experience the very special Ocmulgee Indian Celebration on the third weekend in September.
  • Browse through the Ocmulgee National Monument Association's Museum Shop year-round.
  • Know that all are welcome; however, dogs must be on a leash at all times.  Dogs are not allowed in the  Visitor Center.
  • Dial (478) 257-9250 and enjoy the park’s official cell phone tour.  It's free; however, you will use your cell's  service and minutes.

www.nps.gov/ocmu/index.htm

Calendar Of Upcoming Events

Ocmulgee National Monument
1207 Emery Highway
Macon, Georgia

Books about the Ocmulgee National Monument

 

Here is a short, 11 minute video profile of the Ocmulgee National Monument, produced by C-SPAN and posted in 2014.

Ocmulgee National Monument Photo Galleries

Check out these photo galleries of Ocmulgee National Monument's 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle Of Dunlap Hill, and the 2014 Ocmulgee Indian Celebration.