17,000 Years of Continuous Human Habitation
Welcome to Ocmulgee National Monument this park is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural resources. Native Americans first came here during the Paleo-Indian period hunting Ice Age mammals. Different cultures occupied this land for thousands of years. The Mississippian culture arrived here around 900 constructing mounds for their elite. Today the mounds still remain for all to see.
Did You Know?
This railroad tunnel was built shortly after the Civil War. It has been used for more than 135 years and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park road for Ocmulgee National Monument passes under this bridge into a wetlands area below the piedmont.