Earth Lodge

A view of the grass-covered Earth Lodge and the wooden doorway.
Earth Lodge Entrance


Quick Facts
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
Reconstructed earth lodge with original 1,000-year-old clay floor.

Benches/Seating, Cellular Signal, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Scenic View/Photo Spot

Visitors experience a view of the ancient past when they enter the Earth Lodge, a reconstructed council chamber of the Mississippian culture. This building’s walls and ceiling were reconstructed in the late 1930’s by Civilian Conservation Corp and Works Project Administration crews under the direction of Archeologist A.R. Kelly. The clay floor within this building is the original floor built by native people. It is dated, using carbon dating techniques, at the year 1015. 

The Earth Lodge is a short walk from the Visitor Center parking lot.

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Last updated: April 5, 2024