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.
All of the many histories preserved here at Ocmulgee National Monument have one lesson for us that we see time and again ALL THINGS ARE CONNECTEDRead More
Civil War Sesquicentennial
During the Civil War two battles took place in Macon; both took place on the park grounds. In 2014, the park will commemorate the battles.Read More
Ocmulgee Indian Celebration
September 20-21, 2013 from 10:00am-5:00pm. Native American will be sharing their culture with dancing, singing, storytelling, and crafts.Read More
Ocmulgee's Earth Lodge was once used as a council chambers by the Mississippians over 1000 years ago. The floor is orginial and dates to 1015.Read More
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Did You Know?
Designs like this person in a canoe show us art and views of life from the ancient past. Carved into a seashell, we wonder today if jewelry like this was just ornamentation or if perhaps each design had important symbolic meanings.