As one of the original 13 colonies, Georgia has a rich history dating prior to the American Revolution. Historic landmarks in Georgia range from plantations, Revolutionary and Civil War sites, African-American culture sites, Native American sites, and landmarks heralding the roles of textiles and agriculture on the state’s economy. Additionally, fine arts and science are showcased in a number of museums throughout the state.
o Check out the collection of trees assembled and maintained in arboretums at Brooke Street Park, Cogburn Road Park, Webb Bridge Park and Wills Park. While at Cogburn Park, check out the refurbished piano art. Walk through the arboretums at your own pace – enjoy the beauty and natural settings.
o Check out the collection of trees assembled and maintained in arboretums at Brooke Street Park, Cogburn Road Park, Webb Bridge Park and Wills Park. While at Brooke St Park, check out the art sculptures and the formal gardens next to City Hall. Walk through the arboretums at your own pace – enjoy the beauty and natural settings.
Check out the collection of trees assembled and maintained in arboretums at Brooke Street Park, Cogburn Road Park, Webb Bridge Park and Wills Park. While at Wills Park, visit the Alpharetta Community Garden, an organic educational garden. Walk through the arboretums at your own pace – enjoy the beauty and natural settings.
o The 12,000-seat entertainment destination for music lovers across the region is host to the top performing acts in the country like Keith Urban, Eagles, Zac Brown Band and Foreigner during its April-October season. Let the musical waves overtake you in this beautiful park-like setting.
With over 200 dining options, Alpharetta has become a premier culinary destination and has something to please every foodie’s palate. Well-known chefs and local restaurateurs keep the restaurant scene lively and exciting with an array of different delectable dishes to try each week.
For 29 years, the annual Dogwood Festival has brought thousands of people to beautiful, historic Downtown Perry. The two-day celebration is held in April and includes an Arts & Crafts show and the Ultimate Air Dogs competition. On Saturday night, the festival features a Hot Air Balloon Glow with tethered rides.
New Echota is one of the most significant Cherokee Indian sites in the nation and was where the tragic 'Trail of Tears' officially began. Visitors can see 12 original and reconstructed buildings. Nature trails leads visitors to New Town Creek and a small beaver pond.
Within the sweeping panorama of the north Georgia foothills Château Élan began with the planting of vineyards in 1981. From these lush vines has grown a 3,500 acre conference and leisure destination where French provincial and Southern hospitality combine to produce exceptional wines and warm memories
A cordial welcome. A welcome change. It’s just the beginning of what you’ll find in the charming Town of Braselton. Our dynamic community is home to the world-class amenity, Chateau Elan Winery and Resort, and Golf Club. For the racing enthusiast, Braselton offers Road Atlanta, one of the world’s best road courses.
The Atlanta History Center houses the Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Swan House, Smith Family Farm, six historic gardens, and the Kenan Research Center. The Atlanta History Center also includes the Margaret Mitchell House, located off-site at our Midtown campus.
154 acres. Handicapped-accessible ball field and playground for children with special needs, seven baseball/softball fields, football/multi-purpose field with lighted walking track, lighted skate complex, playgrounds, four lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, pavilion, grill, 1-mile multi-purpose trail, restrooms.
159 acres. Bethesda Park Senior Center, Gwinnett Senior Learning Center, three adult softball fields, seven baseball/softball fields, outdoor basketball courts, football/multi-purpose field with lighted walking track, six soccer fields, restrooms, playgrounds, walking trail around a lake, indoor aquatic center with leisure play pool.
Landscapes and spectacular trees, including the towering 'American Elm'in Betty Mauldin Park, the second tallest of its kind in Georgia. Take a walking tour and enjoy all of the city's1,123trees,guidedbytheillustrated Norcross Historic Tree Walk Brochure. Downloadthebrochurefromthe Cityof Norcrosswebsite.
83 acres. Indoor aquatic center with competition and leisure play pools, double gym, indoor badminton courts, outdoor basketball courts, dance studio, classroom, seven-field baseball/softball complex, football field overlay, sand volleyball courts, pavilions, playgrounds, restrooms, two miles of trails, grills.
The first superintendent of the Georgia Military Institute, Colonel Arnoldus V. Brumby, built this lovely Greek revival-style house in 1851. It is used as a house museum and special events facility in conjunction with the Hilton Atlanta/ Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, and features lovely English-style gardens.
Situated on more than 45-acres on the northeast corner of Duluth, Bunten Road Park features something for everyone. There are 4 baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, walking trails, playgrounds, indoor basketball courts, tennis courts, exercise facilties, biking/walking paths and a variety of classes offered year-round.
76 acres, activity building (classes/rentals), large community room and classroom, tennis courts, outdoor pool, football/multi-purpose field, seven youth baseball/softball fields, playgrounds, pavilion, outdoor classrooms, sand volleyball court, restroom, grill, 1.75-mile paved, multi-purpose trail, pond.
Located in the heart of Sugar Hill, E. E. Robinson Park features two softball fields with sports lighting, two pavilions, (one is handicap-accessible), one regulation-size soccer field, two tennis courts with sports lighting, two basketball goals, two concession stands, jogging trail, volleyball court, two play areas for children and an amphitheater
304acres,a Prime Timers Pointe Community Recreation Center,a Gwinnett Senior Learning Center,outdoorbasketballcourts,aplayground,fivesoccerfields,afootball/multi-purposefield,sevenyouthbaseball/softballfields,twoadultsoftballfields,pavilions,restrooms,a2.6-milepavedmulti-purposetrail,a1.2-milesoftsurfacetrail,agr
The Fairgrounds has four facilities: a 9,600 sf Entertainment building; an Exhibit Hall and a small and large Arena, both of which are covered open-air facilities. Guests can bring in their own food and beverage. There is also a 1,000 sf meeting site that can accommodate up to 50 persons.
178 acres. Football/multi-purpose field with lighted walking track, dog park area, gym, pavilion, playground, fishing lake, six baseball/softball fields, 18-hole disc golf course (rules, scorecards and discs--rent/sale--at gym), outdoor leisure play pool, 1.5-mile paved multi-purpose trail, grill, restrooms.
890 acres. 5 miles of paved multi-purpose and soft-surface trails for equestrian and hiking. Fence Rd. entrance: pavilions, playground, lake, overlook area at one of the highest elevations in Gwinnett, restrooms, grill. Hog Mountain Rd. entrance: fishing lake, Karina Miller Nature Preserve, restrooms. Mineral Springs Rd. entrance: equestrian trails
68 acres. Community recreation center (community room & meeting room rentals), three indoor basketball courts, outdoor basketball courts, four multi-purpose youth fields, one multi-purpose adult field, two lighted tennis courts, pavilions, playground, 1-mile paved multi-purpose trail, indoor walking track, grill, restrooms.
The mountain is similar to both Stone Mountain and Heritage Area sister, Arabia Mountain but unlike either, it has never been quarried. Today, the park has expanded to more than 1,600 acres and includes lakes, a former golf course now returned to nature and early settler homesteads.
The houses included in this tour are typical of the plantation homes that dotted the countryside of Gwinnett in the 1800s. Today, less than 15 of these historic houses remain standing in Gwinnett. Unless otherwise noted, these properties are privately owned and not open to the public. Please respect the privacy of property owners. Parking for photo
162 acres. Community recreation center, community room with catering kitchen, classrooms, dance/aerobics room, fishing lake, pavilions, playground, 7 baseball/softball fields, football field overlay, outdoor leisure play pool, double gym, tennis center with 8 lighted courts, outdoor basketball court, outdoor horseshoe court, 1.9-mile paved trail.
Experience Georgia's #1 campground - as rated by Woodall's,locatedintheheartofstate's most popular attraction. We have 431 campsites - 202 with full hook-ups (water/electric/sewer) for R Vs; 191 partial hook-ups (water/electric) for tents, pop-ups and R Vs; plus 56 primitive tent sites.
Tarzan ropes, sky bridges, and ziplines, oh my! This environmentally sustainable adventure exhibit is fun for all ages. Learn about protecting the environment as your guides challege you to jump, balance, swing, and zip through the pristine canopy cover of the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center grounds.
Bull River Cruises specializes in group tours exploring the natural beauty and history of Coastal Georgia. From the Barrier Islands to the black water inland rivers, the Island Explorer - a 42-passenger excursion vessel - and the Island Express - 2-20-passenger vessel - provides a unique experience, not soon forgotten.
The Cockpur Lighthouse is on an islet off Cockspur Island, at the South Channel of the Savannah River by Lazaretto Creek. The beacon appears to float at high tide when water covers the islet. As a result of this flooding, access to the lighthouse is most often by small boat or kayak. Crossing by land is not advisable.
The Folkston Funnel is a double track that serves as the main artery for railroad traffic into and out of Florida. Visitors can see trains passing on their way to and from Jacksonville, Florida, in the south, and a split north of town where trains go west to Waycross, Georgia, and north to Savannah.
Georgia's fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British forces clashed on St. Simons Island. Fort Frederica's troops defeated the Spanish, ensuring Georgia's future as a British colony. Today, the archaeological remnants of Frederica are protected by the National Park Service.
This beautiful plantation represents the history and culture of Georgia's rice coast. A brief film on the plantation's history is shown before visitors walk a short trail to the antebellum home. A stop on the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, this is an excellent spot to look for herons, egrets, ibis and painted buntings.
A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702-1775). The interpretive nature trail leads past the ruins along the marsh to the Colonial Life Area where, during programs and special events, demonstrators in period dress exhibit the tools and skills of colo
Visitors will step back in time as they enter the Old School History Museum, located in The Plaza Arts Center. Housed in four classrooms of the original 1916 Eatonton School, the museum features four different, yet historically relevant exhibits for tourists to enjoy including a vintage drugstore complete with marble-topped soda fountain.
Home to a Native American mound probably built 2,000 years ago, the Effigy measures 132 feet wing tip to wing tip and 100 feet head to forked tail. Rock Hawk Park offers an outdoor classroom with over 25 miles of hiking and biking trails. Two observation tours give you a bird's eye view of the Effigy and local wildlife.
The William Harris Homestead is an award-winning Georgia landmark listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The Homestead features an 1825 log house and out buildings, lush gardens, and stunning landscapes. From Mar.-Dec. the Homestead is open the 1st and 3rd Sat. of each month from 10am-2pm for tours and events.
The Blunt House, completed in 1848, is the second oldest house in Dalton. This fine example of Federal architecture was the home of Ainsworth Emery Blunt, the first mayor of Dalton, the first postmaster, one of the founders of the First Presbyterian Church, and a leader in the 1851 formation of Whitfield County from Murray County.
A remnant of the antebellum industrial center started by Mark Anthony Cooper at Etowah, Georgia (now under the waters of Lake Allatoona), Cooper sold the iron manufacturing facilities to the Confederate States of America in 1863, and it was destroyed by Union forces in 1864 during Sherman's Atlanta Campaign.
Walking tour of the Dewar Wildlife facility includes gorilla villas, habitat, veterinary hospital, food preparation room, administration, and holding areas. Two young silverbacks from Zoo Atlanta came to Dewar Wildlife in February of 2012 and you'll get to meet them face to face!
Located west of Cartersville in the historic town of Euharlee, the Euharlee Covered Bridge recalls the days of buggies and 'horseless carriages.' Known as a landmark on Georgia's Covered Bridge Trail, the Euharlee Covered Bridge was built in 1886 by Washington W. King, a black contractor.
The Hamilton House is the oldest brick home in Dalton. In 1997 the 1840 house was purchased by the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Confederate General Joseph H. Lewis used the Hamilton House as the headquarters for the Kentucky Orphan Brigade during the Civil War.