• 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 excavations in 1936 at Ocmulgee National Monument

During the archeological investigations at Ocmulgee National Monument during the 1930's, Dr. Arthur Kelly and his crew of more than 800 CCC workers discovered this well preserved example of a Southeastern native Mississippian Council Chamber.