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Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
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Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park © Dsdugan / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
entrance sign to Ocmulgee National Monument
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park © TradingCardsNPS / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
After decades of war with the US and many broken treaties, the Creek War of 1836 ended. Over 14,000 Creek men, women, and children made the agonizing three month journey to Oklahoma over 1,200 miles over land and water taking only what they could carry. Over 3,500 of them died along the way.
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park © Dsdugan / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Map of Ocmulgee National Monument on display at Fort Hawkins
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park © Dsdugan / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Temple Mound at Ocmulgee National Monument
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OCMULGEE MOUNDS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
OCMULGEE MOUNDS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
1207 Emery Highway
Macon, Georgia   31217
(lat:32.8381 lon:-83.6021) map location

Phone: 478-752-8257
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Welcome to Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. This park is a prehistoric American Indian site, where many different American Indian cultures occupied this land for thousands of years. American Indians first came here during the Paleo-Indian Period hunting Ice Age mammals. Around 900 CE, the Mississippian Period began, and people constructed mounds for their elite, which remain here today.


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Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is located near Byron, Forsyth and Gray


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Drive on I-75 to Macon. Exit I-75 onto I-16 east (exit on left) . Get off I-16 at exit 2 (Coliseum Drive), take a left under the highway and proceed to where Coliseum Dr. ends at Emery Highway. Turn right on Emery Highway and proceed to the third light. Our entrance is on the right side of the road.

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