Parks in Georgia


Andersonville, or Camp Sumter as it was officially known, was one of the largest of many Confederate military prisons established during the Civil War. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site is the only park in the National Park System to serve as a
The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area has many stories hidden in the granite outcrops throughout the land. For more than 10,000 years, people have lived here. The area is rich in natural wonders that drew Native American travelers and traders, settle










IThe Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area consists of a 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River. In addition to providing recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, picnicking, and boating, the park contains a wide variety of natural habi

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park owes its existence largely to the efforts of General H.V. Boynton and Ferdinand Van Derveer, both veterans of the Army of the Cumberland, who saw the need for a national park to preserve and commemorate t

Cumberland Island is 17.5 miles long and totals 36,415 acres of which 16,850 are marsh, mud flats, and tidal creeks. It is well known for its sea turtles, abundant shore birds, dune fields, maritime forest, salt marshes, and historic structures.


Fort Frederica was established to protect the southern boundary of his new colony of Georgia.
The defining events of Fort Pulaski occurred during the American Civil War. Union troops directed rifled cannon fire at the fort breaching the southeast angle. The accuracy and range of the rifled cannon rendered brick fortifications obsolete. Immediately



The site includes President Carters residence, boyhood farm, school, and the railroad depot, which served as his campaign headquarters during the 1976 election.
Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield is a 2,888 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign.


The home is located in the residential section of "Sweet Auburn", the center of black Atlanta. Two blocks west of the home is Ebenezer Baptist Church, the pastorate of Martin's grandfather and father. It was in these surroundings of home, church and neigh

The National Monument preserves a continuous record of human life in the Southeast from the earliest times to the present. Between AD 900 and 1200 a skillful farming people lived on this site, known to us as Mississippians. The Mississippians brought a mo














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Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.
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