Basic Information

1207 Emery Hwy
Macon, GA 31217


Drive on I-75 to Macon. Exit I-75 onto I-16 east (exit on left) . Get off I-16 at exit 2 (Coliseum Drive), take a left under the highway and proceed to where Coliseum Dr. ends at Emery Highway. Turn right on Emery Highway and proceed to the third light. Our entrance is on the right side of the road.

Ocmulgee National Monument & Visitor Center

The park and the Visitor Center have the same operating hours of 9:00 am-5:00 pm 7 days a week. All visitors must out of the park by 5:00 pm.

Standard Hours

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Additional Information

Macon has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The normal monthly mean temperature ranges from 46.3 °F (7.9 °C) in January to 81.8 °F (27.7 °C) in July. On average, there are 4.8 days with 100 °F (38 °C Winter's are mild. Temps ranging from 30 degrees to 50 degrees. Spring is mild but wet. Temps ranging from 50 degrees to low 70 degrees. Summers are hot and very humid. Temp ranging from upper 80 degrees to 100 degrees. Fall is pleasant. Temps ranging from 60 to 80 degrees.

Entrance Fees:

Ocmulgee National Monument Fees - $0.00

Admission is FREE. Except for special events sponsored by the Ocmulgee National Monument Association no fees are charged to enter and visit Ocmulgee National Monument.During the special events of the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration (third weekend in September) event fee is $6.00 for 13 &up, 6-12 $3.00, 5 &under are free and active military with I.D. $3.00. The spring Lantern light Tours (March) an event fee of $5.00 is charged for anyone 13 years and older.

Ocmulgee Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is open from 9:00 am-5:00 pm seven days a week except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Great Temple Mound

NPS Photo


The park and Visitor Center is open- 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily. Visitors must be out of the park at 5:00pm.

The park is closed on December 25 and January 1

Phone- (478) 752-8257

Bicycling is allowed only on the park road and the Heritage Trail.

Picnicking is allowed only in the picnic area.

No climbing on the mounds.

No recreational activities allowed beyond the Visitor Center area.

No kite flying is allowed in the park.

No unmanned aircraft is allowed in the park. Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from Ocmulgee National Monument is prohibited except as approved in by the park superintendent.


Last updated: July 15, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1207 Emery Hwy
Macon, GA 31217


(478) 752-8257 x222

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