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Historic Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery (est. in 1850) is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 stories to tell—stories filled with victories and tragedies, both beautiful and stunning. 248 Oakland Avenue, 
Atlanta GA 30312. Tel: 404-688-2107. Cost: Fee. ... More Info

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A.H. Stephens Historic Park

456 Alexander Street NW, Crawfordville GA 30631. 800-864-7275. Features a Confederate museum with one of the finest collections of Civil War artifacts in Georgia. Fee.

Andersonville National Historic Site

496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville GA 31711. 229-924-0343. A visit to Andersonville National Historic Site offers a variety of ways to explore the story of prisoners of war in American history. Free.

Chief Vann House Historic Site

82 Ga. Hwy 225 N, Chatsworth GA 30705. 706-695-2598. Today the Vann House survives as Georgia's best-preserved historic Cherokee Indian home. Fee.

City Market

Jefferson at W. St. Julian St., Savannah GA 31401. 912-232-4903. City Market is a four-block courtyard featuring 9 restaurants, 15 shops, 8 art galleries, 23 artists studios, historic tours and 250 years of history. Fee.

Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site

1 Public Square, Dahlonega GA 30533. 706-864-2257. Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site features the historic 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse, the oldest courthouse in Georgia. Fee.

Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site

813 Indian Mounds Rd., S.W., Cartersville GA 30120. 770-387-3747. This is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeastern United States. Fee.

Fort McAllister Historic Park

3894 Fort McAllister Rd.. Richmond Hill GA 31324. 800-864-7275. Home of the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. This park is a quiet location for camping, hiking, fishing and picnicking. Fee.

Fort Morris Historic Site

2559 Fort Morris Rd., Midway Georgia 31320. Stand within the earthwork remains and view scenic Saint Catherine's Sound. A museum and film describe the colonial port of Sunbury and the site’s history. Fee.

Fort Pulaski National Monument

U.S. Highway 80 East Fort Pulaski, Savannah GA 31410. 912-786-5787. National Monument offers visitors the chance to experience many interesting and exciting activities year-round. Fee.

Green-Meldrim House

14 W. Macon St., Savannah GA 13401. 912-233-3845. Visit this splendid Gothic Revival mansion that is furnished with donated 16th-, 17th-, and 18th-century antiques. Fee.

Hay House

934 Georgia Avenue, Macon GA 31201. 478-742-8155. In the mid-1800s, William Butler Johnston was the keeper of the Confederate treasury, but the mansion he built is the real treasure he left behind. Fee.

Heritage Corner and Historic District

7th St. & Broadway, Columbus GA 31901. (706)-322-0756. Established in 1988 as a stunning addition to the Columbus Historic District, the Heritage Corner and Historic District features five preserved homes representing different eras of Georgia history. Fee.

Jarrell Plantation Historic Site

711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette GA 31046. 478-986-5172. Visit this cotton plantation that survived Gen. Sherman’s “March to the Sea,” typhoid fever, Emancipation, Reconstruction and the cotton boll weevil. Fee.

Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site

338 Jeff Davis Park Rd., Fitzgerald GA 31750. A monument marks the spot where Jefferson Davis was arrested. Visitors can tour the 13-acre historic site that includes a museum, short trail, picnic tables and a group shelter. Fee.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield

900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw GA 30152. 770-427-4686. A 2884 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. Free.

Kolomoki Mounds Historic Park

205 Indian Mounds Rd., Blakely GA 39823. 800-864-7275. This park is the oldest and largest Woodland Indian site in the southeastern U.S., occupied by American Indians from 350 to 750 A.D. Fee.

Lapham-Patterson House Historic Site

626 N Dawson St., Thomasville GA 31792. 229-226-7664. The Lapham-Patterson House is a monument to the imagination, creative engineering and craftsmanship of the Victorian Era. Fee.

Massie School

207 E. Gordon St., Savannah GA 31401. 912-395-5070. Closed as a regular school in 1974, Massie reopened in 1977 as a teaching museum for history and architecture. A local school system property, the site hosts exhibitions and programs throughout the year. Fee.

New Echota Historic Site

1211 Chatsworth Hwy NE, Calhoun GA 30701. 706-624-1321. Visitors can see 12 original and reconstructed Cherokee buildings and view interpretive exhibits and a 17-minute film at this site of one of the earliest experiments in national self government by an Indian tribe. Fee.