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The Seven Principles of "Leave No Trace" provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.
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Historic Places in Georgia
Andersonville National Historic Site, GeorgiaAndersonville National Cemetery
National Prisoner of War Museum
496 Cemetery Road
Andersonville, GA 31711
Phone: (229) 924-0343
Description: The Camp Sumter military prison at Andersonville was one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Of these, almost 13,000 died here. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site is a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history.
Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, Georgia1450 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Description: The Augusta Canal helped usher the Industrial Revolution into the American South. Built in 1845 as a source of power, water, and transportation, the canal today is the only fully intact American industrial canal in continuous operation. By 1847 the first mills opened, followed by the massive Civil War era Confederate Powder Works and many more industries in the later decades of the 19th century.
Arabia Mountain National Hertiage Area, Georgia3350 Klondike Road
Lithonia, GA 30038
Phone: (404) 998-8384
Description: For millions of years, granite monadnocks have stood watch over the rivers and forests of Georgia. These breathtaking landscapes are the cornerstones of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, which serves to protect & promote these outcrops and the surrounding region as a recreational wonder and national treasure
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia & Tennessee3370 LaFayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Phone: (706) 866-9241
Description: Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, located in northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee, preserves the sites of two major battles of the American Civil War: the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign.
Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia6515 Frederica Rd.
St Simons Island, GA 31522
Phone: (912) 638-3630
Description: 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.
Fort Pulaski National Monument, GeorgiaP.O. Box 30757
Savannah, GA 31410
Phone: (912) 786-5787
Description: 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.
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina2817 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC 29455
Phone: (843) 818-4587
Description: Designated by Congress in 2006, the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor extends from Wilmington, North Carolina in the north to Jacksonville, Florida in the south. It 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, Georgia300 North Bond Street
Plains, GA 31780
Phone: (229) 824 - 4104
Description: Few U.S. Presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and raised. The rural southern culture of Plains, Georgia, that revolves around farming, church and school, had a large influence in molding the character and in shaping the political policies of the 39th President of the United States.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Georgia900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Phone: (770) 427-4686
Description: The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, fought here between Generals William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union army and Joseph E. Johnston of the Confederate army, took place between June 18, 1864, and July 2, 1864.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, Georgia450 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: (404) 331-5190
Description: A dreamer is moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movement…This was Martin Luther King, Jr. Come hear his story, visit the home of his birth, and where he played as a child. Walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds. Marvel at how he was an instrument for social change
Ocmulgee National Monument, Georgia1207 Emery Hwy
Macon, GA 31217
Phone: (478) 752-8257
Description: 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.
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