Here is our calendar of events scheduled for 2018. Please remember that all events are subject to change! Please call before coming to make sure the event has not been cancelled. All events are weather permitting! All events take place outdoors!

Calendar of Events 2018

food chain craft

Food Chain and Rattlesnake Craft- January 20th from 3:00 pm-3:30 pm

Celebrate Bird Day and Rattlesnake Day by making a food chain craft. Learn how animals interact with each other in an ecosystem.
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Earth Lodge

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Earth Lodge Tour- February 3rd at 11:00 am

Join a Ranger at the Visitor Center. Walk to the Earth Lodge and have a brief talk about the structure and the people who used it 1,000 years ago.
Glow stick walk

Hearts in the Park Night Walk- February 17th at 7:00 pm

Guided walk begins at 7:00 pm. Gates open at 6:15 pm. Pink glow sticks sold by the Ocmulgee National Monument Association for $1.00 each. Visitors will take a walk to the Great Temple Mound and back to the Visitor Center using the main trail. 1 mile round trip.
Park Ranger

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Ranger Program on 1863-1867 Georgia African Brigade during the Civil War- February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th at 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

In 1865 during his daring raid into the South, Union General James Harrison Wilson directed the commanders of each of his three divisions to recuit and organize a regiment of former slaves during his march through Alabama and Georgia. By the time Wilson's forces arrived in Columbus, Ga., the Corp had recruited 1,400 and when he arrived in Macon, the recruits were over 2,700. On April 24 & 25, all of the former slaves recruited by the Corp were organized into three regiments consisting of 1,100 men and were outfitted with Confederate uniforms and equipment.
Lantern Light Tour 2018

Lantern Light Tours- March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, & 25 Tours start at 7:30pm. Last tour leaves at 9:00 pm. Tours every 10 minutes.

Grab a lantern and stroll along the luminary lined path from the Visitor Center to the Great Temple Mound. Join interpretive talks at the bridge, Earth Lodge, Trading Post, and Great Temple Mound sites. Step back in time to meet costumed characters with ties to Ocmulgee's history. Learn about the 17,000 year history of Ocmulgee and the people who lived here. Tour the Museum exhibits and 2,000+ artifacts. See Downtown Macon illuminated at night from the top of the Great Temple Mound.


Tickets for adults 13 & up $6

Tickets for ages 6-12 $1

Tickets for ages 5 and under Free

Last updated: January 8, 2018

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