Most Southern states are deeply rooted in American history and offer unique attractions, and Georgia is no exception. The state is home to an array of culturally and historically diverse must-see sites. Here are a few of the most historic parts of Georgia and what you’ll discover at each site.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
If you enjoy the outdoors and being involved in activities like hiking and running on new trails, you might enjoy Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, located within half an hour of the Atlanta metro area. The park hosts various hiking trails offering scenic views of the battlefield on which the Confederate soldiers fought during the American Civil War.
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Some people enjoy museums to view historical artifacts, art, and other memorabilia from the past. President and history enthusiasts will love the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in the heart of Atlanta. Encompassing the journey of Carter’s life before his presidency to the present day, you’ll learn of the issues he and his wife, Rosalynn, still advocate for today. You won’t want to miss out on the library, which is stocked with books and papers from his presidency that provide much more satisfaction than viewing similar books in a traditional library.
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site
Unplug from the modern world when you step into the Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site in Cartersville, which entails 54 acres of land that protects six earthen mounds, a village site, borrow pits, a defensive ditch, and a plaza.
Artifacts at the on-site museum illustrate how Native Americans’ safety, health, daily life, and culture depended on natural and handcrafted solutions. The site also includes a gift shop, picnic tables, and nature trails.
Brunswick Old Town Historic District
Close to the coast and just outside the Savannah metro area, visitors to Brunswick spend much of their time indulging in food, culture, and outdoor activities. The site of a variety of festivals throughout the year, the Brunswick Old Town Historic District hosts Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee, and Rhythm on the River. The Brunswick Old Town Historic District embraces the city’s 1771 founding. Not only are street names true to their Revolutionary War time, but the city itself is in honor of the Duchy of Brunswick and Lunenburg in Germany.
Whether you’re staying in Brunswick for an extended weekend or for a couple of weeks to explore all the historic places Georgia has to offer, there are plenty of top-rated hotels in the Brunswick area with all the luxurious amenities and peaceful slumber you may seek.
While these might be only a few of the most historical sites in Georgia, if you find yourself passing through or wanting a new adventure with friends or family, the beautiful state of Georgia offers rich cultural and historic monuments of American history.