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?
The beautiful visitor center at Ocmulgee National Monument is an example of Art Moderne architecture. It reflects a design that rejected the vertical sharp lines and corners of Art Deco buildings. Curves instead of corners, glass bricks and white plastered walls characterized this building style.