17,000 Years of Continuous Human Habitation
Welcome to Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. This park is a prehistoric American Indian site. American Indians first came here during the Paleo-Indian period hunting Ice Age mammals. Many different American Indian cultures occupied this land for thousands of years. Around 900 CE, the Mississippian Period began. They constructed mounds for their elite, which remain today.
1207 Emery Hwy
Macon, GA 31217
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area, Lumpkin – Who says all field trips have to occur in the daytime? The regular astronomy events at this state park will allow homeschooling stargazers to learn about the night sky and view stars and planets via telescopes. (Oh, and there is plenty to do in the daytime here, too!)
St. Simon’s Lighthouse Museum, St. Simon’s Island – There are so many lesson tie-ins with lighthouses, aren’t there? Seafaring history, navigation, coastal tides, architecture, and, of course – – what it would be like to work as a lighthouse keeper! But, even if you aren’t studying any of those, a field trip to this site will still be a homeschool outing to remember!
Both indoor and outdoor learning experiences await your family at this 313-acre preserve set aside by the University of Georgia. There are more than five miles of nature trails to explore as well as a tropical conservatory.
Our vision is to be a garden that celebrates the best in southern horticulture, natural heritage, and culture through excellence in gardening displays and practices, and stewardship of healthy natural eco-systems.
As a unit of Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia creates and nurtures an environment for learning, inspiration and engagement through horticulture, conservation, science based programs and lasting partnerships.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 S. Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA 30605
The Breman Museum, Atlanta – Are you studying Middle Eastern countries or the Holocaust? Or perhaps your homeschoolers would like to peek into the rich history of another culture? Either way, this museum will introduce you to pivotal moments in the history of the Jewish people.
1440 Spring Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30309678-222-3700
With its focus on education, Jewish history, culture and arts the Breman Museum features exhibitions, events, programs, tours, museum store and genealogy resources. Its Holocaust exhibition tells the story of this tragic time in Europe through the eyes and experiences of survivors who eventually made their home Atlanta. Additional exhibition space is dedicated to Southern Jewish history, culture and arts.
More than a Holocaust Museum
The Breman Museum examines the Holocaust through the lens of the Four Rs by focusing on the stories of: Jewish Resourcefulness: Despite threats of reprisal and death, Jews opened underground schools, libraries, soup kitchens, and infirmaries. Jewish Resistance: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was the first urban revolt in occupied Europe. It lasted more than a month, longer than the defense of many European countries, and inspired other Jewish uprisings. Jewish Rescue: Jews knowingly put themselves in danger to support and save other Jews. Poet Hannah Senesh parachuted into occupied Yugoslavia to rescue Hungarian Jews slated for deportation to Auschwitz. Jewish Resilience: Despite losing everything, including their families and all worldly possessions, Holocaust survivors put down roots in new lands, pursued education, mastered professions, opened businesses, and raised familie
Shortly after taking office as President, Jimmy Carter expressed interest in building a Presidential Library “someplace in Georgia.” The National Archives and Records Administration was invited to establish an office in the Old Executive Building to be staffed by archivists who could advise the White House staff on the preservation and arrangement of the twenty-seven million pages and other historical materials from the Carter presidency, prior to their movement to Georgia. As Carter’s presidency came to a close, a location search began for the Carter Library. After surveying a number of potential areas, today’s thirty-acre location was selected. The land, originally acquired to build an interstate highway, was owned by the state of Georgia. Ironically, the interstate plan was halted by then-Governor Carter.
The Library is open for research Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Research assistance can often be provided by telephone, mail, email, and the website. Materials are available to any adult for scholarly investigation. Please consult our Policies & Procedures for research by individuals under the age of 18.
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia, 30307-1498
The Old Governor’s Mansion, Milledgeville – This could be one of the best one day trips in Georgia for homeschoolers doing a state unit study. There is a teacher’s pre-study guide on the website to help prepare your students for the visit, as well.
Completed in 1839, Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion is one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the nation
Georgia's Old Governor’s Mansion was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973 and is an accredited museum of the American Alliance of Museums. In 2015, the Mansion was named an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
231 W. Hancock St. | Milledgeville, GA 31061
The Rock Ranch, Barnesville – Sometimes you need fun day trips in Georgia that are going to appeal to every member of the family. With attractions like zip lines, a tiny town for children, a petting zoo, and a locomotive to ride, this might be exactly the place to please everyone at once.
There are many wonderful things to do in Georgia, and you haven’t done them all until you visit The Rock Ranch, centrally located an hour or less from Atlanta, Columbus, and Macon. The agritourism destination, founded by the late S. Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A, is dedicated to “Growing Healthy Families” and providing family fun and lifelong memories.
Visit this 1,500 acre working cattle ranch to enjoy more than 35 fun rides and attractions including zip lines and locomotive train rides, delicious concessions like the famous home-made strawberry ice cream or pimento cheese, and shopping in The Country Store. The Rock Ranch offers a full day of family fun and entertainment for all ages.
5020 Barnesville Hwy
The Rock, GA 30285
If you have a train lover in the family, you won’t want to miss The Southern Museum in downtown Kennesaw just 25 miles north of Atlanta.
As a Smithsonian Affiliate member museum, it has an impressive collection of Civil War memorabilia as well being the home to The General, which was made famous by The Great Locomotive Chase of 1862.
They also have a fascinating exhibit of the Glover Machine Works, which is the only fully restored belt-driven locomotive assembly line in the country.
The Southern Museum provides a welcoming destination for your next homeschool field trip.