Ocmulgee National MonumentCurrently Closed
- Address: Macon, GA 31217, USA, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4787528257
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Monument, Family And Kids
The Ocmulgee National Monument is an astounding, ancient site with settlements that date back to thousands of years. The park which is spread over 700 acres houses a number of prehistoric structures like a Great Temple, mounds for burials and ceremonies, defensive buildings and smaller signs of planned architecture. All of these structures exhibit exceptional engineering skills, detailed information of materials and working by a mobilized force. A visit to Macon certainly requires you to pay a visit to this stunning site.
- Bicycle allowed only on park road and Heritage trail.
- Picnicking allowed only in designated areas.
- Kite flying not allowed in park.
- Climbing on mound is prohibited.
- Entry is free.
During Ocmulgee Indian Celebration:
- Adults(13+): 6 USD
- Children(6-12): 3 USD
- Children(under 5): Free
- Spring Lantern light tours(March): 5 USD
- Park and Visitor center open everyday from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
- Rent or hire a car/taxi.
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95% of people who visit Macon include Ocmulgee National Monument in their plan
88% of people start their Ocmulgee National Monument visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ocmulgee National Monument
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ocmulgee National Monument
Great place to visit will you're in Macon. The kids will definitely enjoy going inside of the Native American mounds. The trails in the back are nice, and there is a great view of Macon from the top of the mound at the back of the park. Also, make sure to go inside of the small "museum" to look around. This is also where the rangers are if you have any questions.
The visiting center is clean, the staff is friendly, and it is FULL of interesting artifacts and displays. There's a gift shop as well. We've been multiple times but it is worth going at least once for the history. It was home to an ancient civilization and the mounds are pretty incredible. You can see their insight into seasons and intentional engineering with the locations of the mounds. The view is awesome from the largest mound and there is another with a tunnel and ceremonial area that you can climb inside and see. My kids love these kinds of hands on learning experiences. There are a lot of stairs but it's do able for those out of shape like me. This last time we went there were tons of ladybugs, seriously a lot. I'm not from Georgia so I don't know if that's normal but it was a little off putting. They also have events throughout the year.
We visited for the Indian Festival, and it was nice. It was Sunday, so a number of the performers had left early. The trails are always a great place to walk and see local wildlife. The museum offers a nice relief from the heat, and has an interesting exhibit.
There's not a lot to do here but its an Interesting location for history lovers. Well preserved site to discover the history of Native American culture. Admission is free. Good information on native tribes, well maintained trails and some nice skyline views in Macon (from the top of the Great mound). Quite a bit of walking and steps if you want to get on top of the Great Mound. Keep an eye out for birds and wildlife. There are lots of deer, and you may see a few alligators in the swamp if you look closely.
Great exhibits detailing the changes in the ancient civilizations that inhabited this area. You will learn much from the visitors center, but take the time to actually explore the mounds. This is a national monument and is free to visit.