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Georgia National Parks

Andersonville National Historic Site

The largest Confederate military prison established during the Civil War. Includes a national cemetery with more than 17,000 interments.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

This 2,158-mile footpath runs from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, traversing 14 states. The 75-mile segment in Georgia crosses the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area in east central Georgia interprets the August Canal story and its role in the development of the nation.

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Includes a series of recreational and historic sites along a 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River, north of Atlanta.

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

The first national military park honors Civil War soldiers that fought for control of Chattanooga in 1863. Includes sections on both sides of the GA/TN border.

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Preserves scenic, scientific, and historical values of largest and most southerly island off the coast of GA. Includes beaches and dunes, marshes, and freshwater lakes.

Fort Frederica National Monument

British town and fort built by Gen. James E. Oglethorpe in 1736-48 during Anglo-Spanish struggle for control of what is now the southeastern US.

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Here in 1862, defense strategy changed worldwide when Union rifled cannon first overcame a masonry fortification after only 30 hours of bombardment.

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

This area is home to one of America's most unique cultures, a tradition first shaped by captive Africans brought to the southern United States from West Africa and continued in later generations by their descendents.

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Includes President Carter's residence, boyhood home, school and the railroad depot, which served as his campaign headquarters during the 1976 election.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Park preserves the sites of the Civil War battles of Kolb's Farm, June 22, 1864, and Kennesaw Mountain, June 27, 1864.

Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site

Includes the birthplace, church, and grave of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader.

Ocmulgee National Monument

Includes evidence of 12,000 years of human habitation, including massive temple mounds of a Mississipian Indian ceremonial complex (AD 900-1100).

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