Cartersville, GA 30120
Before English settlers began arriving in Georgia in the 1730s, Georgia was home to indigenous tribes of the Southeast Woodlands people. To learn more about their way of life, you can visit the beautiful Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site in Carterville, Georgia.
This site, just 40 miles northwest of Atlanta, was home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 AD to 1550 AD. The Etowah Indian Mounds are the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeast with 54-acre grounds that includes six earthen mounds, a plaza, village site, borrow pits, and a defensive ditch.
You can climb to the top of the mounds for a view of the surrounding landscape which includes the Appalachian foothills and the Etowah River.
Fernbank Science Center provides extraordinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) instruction, exhibits, opportunities and experiences.
Community based programming is developed as part of Fernbank Science Center’s dedication to continued life-long learners of science for the entire family, and includes exhibits, special programming in the evening and on Saturday and other learning opportunities. These programs are intended to connect the scientific community with the public to promote a better understanding of science and the natural world.
Forefront Arts Children’s Theatre serves students ages 3-18 and their families through performing arts classes, camps, workshops, and full-scale productions with multiple locations throughout metro-Atlanta. Bring them to your homeschool co-op or church!
Centuries-old conflict decided on St. Simons Island.
Georgia's fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British forces clashed on St. Simons Island. Fort Frederica's troops defeated the Spanish, ensuring Georgia's future as a British colony. Today, the archeological remnants of Frederica are protected by the National Park Service.
Three years after founding Georgia in 1733, Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe established Fort Frederica to defend the fledgling colony against Spanish attack from Florida. In time, long after the British garrison had left and the original townspeople abandoned Frederica the famed Quaker, naturalist William Bartram, would stand on the grounds of Frederica.
Fort Frederica National Monument
6515 Frederica Rd.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
For much of the 19th century, masonry fortifications were the United States’ main defense against overseas enemies. However, during the Civil War, new technology proved its superiority to these forts. The Union army used rifled cannon and compelled the Confederate garrison inside Fort Pulaski to surrender. The siege was a landmark experiment in the history of military science and invention.
U.S. Highway 80
Savannah, GA 31410
The Georgia Civil War Commission was created by the 1993 Georgia General Assembly. Its mandate, as spelled out in Senate Resolution 21, is to coordinate planning, preservation, and promotion of structures, buildings, sites, and battlefields associated with this significant period of our common heritage. The Commission has developed a State of Georgia Civil War Sites Heritage plan that promotes heritage tourism. The Commission encourages local landowners and local governments to preserve Civil War battlefields and historic sites. The Commission focuses on the education of our future generations through many different venues.
Georgia Southern Museum, Statesboro – Your resident paleontologist will feel immediately at home at this collection on the campus of Georgia Southern University. Look back on millions of years of natural and cultural history in the Coastal Plains area of the state.
Global Village and Discovery Center, Americus – This 6-acre village created by Habitat for Humanity International can give your homeschooler a peek into what life is like in other countries by viewing life-size homes from various parts of the world.
Great Wolf Lodge – Georgia is a great place to plan your next homeschool trip! They offer a wide range of suite styles for families of all sizes as well as discounted group rates for our guest rooms! They also have an indoor waterpark as well as other fun activities for you and your family! Contact them before you book for a possible homeschool rate.
Heritage Village at Hurricane Shoals Park, Maysville – This just might be the perfect complement to your next American history study. Visit and view historic buildings such as a blacksmith shed, a wagon shelter, a corn crib, and a working grist mill.
Hurricane Shoals is Jackson County’s premier park and stepped in local history. In the last twenty-five years, through the efforts of the County Commissioners, Tumbling Waters, Jackson County 4H, and many dedicated citizens, the Park has become a scenic, family picnic and recreation area. Many historic buildings have been rescued and moved to the Heritage Village. The Park also includes an authentic Grist Mill and mills cornmeal during the Art in the Park Festival each year.
Come step into the past of the growing Heritage Village and enjoy the beauty of Hurricane Shoals Park. This is truly a place that offers something for everyone. Bring your family and friends, picnic baskets, bathing suits, and cameras. History buffs will enjoy ART IN THE PARK each year. Tubing is allowed in the Shoals.
416 HURRICANE SHOALS ROAD MAYSVILLE, GA 30558
Phone: (706) 367-6350