Ocmulgee National Monument

Overview

Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural resources in this corner of North America. It preserves a continuous record of human life in the Southeast from the earliest times to the present, there is evidence here of 17,000 years of human habitation. A diversity of natural and cultural resources combines to provide an abundance of reasons to visit.

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Seasonality / Weather

The Monument is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m but is closed Christmas and New Years Day. Middle Georgia is hot and humid in the summer but delightful in the autumn, winter, and spring.

Directions

Driving: 

DIRECTIONS FROM ATLANTA-

Drive south 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. The entrance is on the right side of the road.

DIRECTIONS FROM SAVANNAH-

Take I-16 west to Macon and get off at Exit 2 (Coliseum Drive), take a right and proceed to where Coliseum Dr. ends at Emery Highway. Turn right on Emery Highway and proceed to the third light. The entrance is on the right side of the road.

DIRECTIONS FROM FLORIDA-

Take I-75 north to Macon and get onto I-16 east at the Major Bobby Jones Interchange. Exit 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. The entrance is on the right side of the road.

DIRECTIONS FROM GRAY, GEORGIA-

Drive south on Gray Highway-129. After you pass Shurling Drive take a left on Second Street, go one block and take a left onto Emery Highway. Travel east on Emery Highway 4 lights. The entrance is on the right side of the road.

Flying: 

Atlanta's Hartsfield Int'l Airport is 90 miles away, with shuttle service available or commuter jet to Macon's Lewis B. Wilson Airport.