• Great Temple Mound


    National Monument Georgia

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?

photo of artifacts in the Ocmulgee National Monument collection

Ocmulgee National Monument preserves and displays a collection of archeological artifacts dating back more than 12,000 years. From early Clovis points through colonial bells and a 300 year old sword, the collection demonstrates our historic connection to all cultures from Stone Age to Space Age.