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Ocmulgee National Monument

1207 Emery Highway

Ocmulgee National Monument has 17,000 years of continuous habitation. The first people to arrive to Middle Georgia were the Paleo Indians around 15,000 BCE during the Ice Age period. After the Ice Age period, the planet slowly began to warm, the large Ice Age animals died off, and the people in Middle Georgia became hunters and gathers (Archaic period); hunting deer and other small game while living a nomadic lifestyle.

Around 1000 BCE the Woodland culture began horticulture with sunflowers, giant ragweed and other grasses and living in small villages. Around 500 CE, corn, beans, and squash were grown in Middle Georgia.

Around 900 CE, newcomers known as the Mississippians came to Middle Georgia building mounds for their elite. The Mississippians thrived here until 1600 when European diseases brought the culture to an end. The people after 1600 became known as the Muscogee (Creek) who were removed from Georgia to Oklahoma by the early 1800s.


Crystal Jones

Friday, June 1, 2018
Love it here! Has always been the nicest people that work at the park my whole life. They have awesome crafts for the family and guided walks to better help you to understand more about the area and the Indians that lived there. The best part is when they have their Indian festival in the fall and they actually have native American men and women come and help celebrate. It's just something everyone should come and see at least once in their lives.

Michael Williams

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
This is the major city of the Creek Indian Nation. It is why Macon, Georgia exists today. The memory of my ancestors are preserved for all time here and should be on everyones list to visit. You will be proud to have Indian blood running through your heart.

Dev Ambrose

Monday, June 11, 2018
Great place to chill. Trails are great for jogging or walking. Visiting this place is really educational. The park also holds events from time to time.

Kiran Nimmagadda

Monday, May 28, 2018
Very good maintenance and nice one place to visit at least once!! It is historical place which has long way to run inside!! Keep reading all the notices which gives valuable information about history and its importance .. try to visit theatre show!!

Melissa Dobson

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Super nice staff. Neat experience. The kids had a great history lesson and you can see downtown from the top of one of the mounds!

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