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Historical Places in Georgia

Pledge to the flag of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS,
ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE*, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

Pledge to the GEORGIA Flag



I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE GEORGIA STATE FLAG
AND TO PRINCIPLES FOR WHICH IT STANDS,
WISDOM, JUSTICE AND MODERATION.

Salute to the CONFEDERATE Flag


I SALUTE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG WITH AFFECTION, REVERENCE AND
UNDYING DEVOTION TO THE CAUSE* FOR WHICH IT STANDS.
*That Cause is resistance to nationlist tyrrany and the preservation of states' rights and individual liberty.

 

Step Back In Time And Visit Places Where Our Ancesters So Bravely Fought For Southern Independence

 

 

 

 

 


Ft. Pulaski, Savannah Georgia

Fort Pulaski National Monument is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Park hours may vary during the summer. Fort Pulaski National Monument is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Regular Hours:

  • Visitor Center open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fort open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Bridge gate closes by 5:15 PM

Summer Hours: (June 1, 2013 - August 31, 2013)

  • Visitor Center open 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fort open 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Bridge gate closes by 6:15 PM

Please be aware of park hours and closing times. Remember! All vehicles must be across the Cockspur Island Bridge by closing time.


Ft. McAllister, Richmond Hill Georgia

Located south of Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River, this scenic park showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads but did not fall until 1864 -- ending Gen. William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea.” Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a furnace, bombproof, barracks, palisades and more, while a Civil War museum contains artifacts, a video and gift shop.

Geography:

Nestled among giant live oaks, Spanish moss and salt marsh, this park is a beautiful location for camping, fishing, boating and picnicking. Three cottages sit on stilts near the marsh, surrounded by palm trees and palmettos. The shaded campground is bordered by tidal Redbird Creek, a boat ramp, fishing dock and nature trail. A large picnic area offers river views and playgrounds, while another boat ramp provides access to the Ogeechee River.

Recreation:

SOLDIER PROGRAMS: Offered Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning at 1 p.m. Learn about the American Civil War, soldier life, medicine, infantry, weapons and more from staff historians.

Facilities:

1,725 Acres
3 Cottages ($185) -- #3 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
65 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$30)
Backcountry Campsites ($10/person)
2 Picnic Shelters ($40)
Group Shelter (seats 150, $220)
Pioneer Campground ($50)
Earthwork Fort
Civil War Museum and Gift Shop ($3.50-$5)
Boat Ramps, Dock and Fishing Pier


Cyclorama and War Museum, Atlanta Georgia

Take a stirring journey through time in Atlanta's Cyclorama. Sit at the center of a sweeping panorama of the Battle of Atlanta, fought on July 22, 1864, during the American Civil War.

On that day Confederate troops led by General John B. Hood made a desperate attempt to save Atlanta from the encircling Union armies. They were initially successful, but the Union troops, led by Major General William T. Sherman, regained positions lost earlier in the day and won the battle. By nightfall, more than 12,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing.

The Cyclorama painting — 42 feet tall and 358 feet in circumference — is said to be the largest painting in the world. It offers breathtaking realism enhanced by a foreground of three-dimensional figures and terrain. The presentation is accompanied by music and narration, available in five languages.

When you visit the Cyclorama in Atlanta's Grant Park you can also see artifacts of the war displayed in the Civil War Museum and a steam locomotive known as the Texas, a veteran of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862.

Times
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Guided tours are every hour on the half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the following exception: Please note there is no Guided Tour at 12:30 pm.
Closed for the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day and Martin Luther King’s birthday.

Admission
Adults (13-64) $10
Seniors (65 and up) $8
Children (4-12 years) $8
Children (3 and under) Free


A.H. Stephens State ParkAlexander H. Stephens State Park

456 Alexander St. NW, Crawfordville, GA, 30631

This quiet site combines the recreational fun of a state park with the educational resources of a historic site. Named after the vice president of the Confederacy and governor of Georgia, A.H. Stephens State Historic Park features a Confederate museum with one of the finest collections of Civil War artifacts in Georgia, including uniforms and documents. Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, is renovated to its 1875 style, fully furnished and open for tours. Beautiful outdoor facilities make this park a treat for both nature lovers and history buffs. The lakeside group camp is a popular location for large overnight gatherings.


Adairsville Visitor Center & Rail Depot MuseumRail Depot Museum

101 Public Square, Adairsville, GA, 30103

A visit to this "Norman Rockwell" kind of town is a must for anyone who loves history, antiquing and good food! We offer free visitor information on Historic Adairsville and neighboring Georgia communities. Browse the Adairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam Museum to learn local history detailing Adairsville's pivotal role in the Civil War's Great Locomotive Chase. Adairsville, nestled in the Oothcalooga Valley, was the first Georgia town to be listed in its entirety on the National Register of Historic Places (December 1987).


Allatoona Pass BattlefieldAllatoona Pass Battlefield

Old Allatoona Rd, Cartersville, GA, 30120

One of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War and the inspiration for the song "Hold the Fort," the Battle of Allatoona Pass was fought on October 5, 1864. Two original earthen forts and trench works remain, making it one of the most pristine battlefields in the nation. Monuments commemorate both armies. Hike trails with interpretive markers. Tour the site and walk through the pass that once divided sworn enemies and serves not only as a sentinel to history, but also as a symbol where both sides, who were once sworn enemies, now remember their rich history as one nation.

Open year-round from dawn to dusk. Parking is available. No admission charged.


Alta Vista Cemetery & Longstreet GravesiteAlta Vista Cemetery and Longstreet's Gravesite

521 Jones St., 1080 Jesse Jewell Pkwy., Gainesville, GA, 30501

Alta Vista Cemetery's history began in 1872, when the City of Gainesville purchased 9.25 acres from Allen D. Candler. It is the final resting place of two former Georgia governors, three Revolutionary War soldiers, a NASA astronaut, two U.S. Congressmen, two famous song writers, two men Georgia counties were named after, the Poultry Pioneer Jesse Jewell, a circus performer, a bridge builder, 158 Civil War veterans, an inventor, and numerous other interesting people. However, the most visited grave is that of Lt. General James Longstreet (1821-1904). Lt. Gen. Longstreet made his last home in Gainesville after President Ulysses Grant appointed him to a variety of civil jobs, including that of superintendent of revenue and postmaster of Gainesville. Longstreet was one of Lee's finest commanders and was often referred to as "My Old Warhorse" by Lee.  

Alta Vista is truly a classroom for Georgia history, funerary art, and cemetery design. Please contact us for walking tour information.


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