True Independence

July fourth marks a great holiday for our nation, one that stands apart from all others where America can stand united and proud of her heritage and sigh with gratitude for her fighting independence. Although Independence Day traditionally celebrates the United States’ victory over Great Britain in the Revolutionary War culminating in 1776, it is a day to celebrate every national victory as the fight for independence continues.

Friends, along with Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, recognize the importance of giving true recognition to this national holiday and invite friends and family to join in the celebrations. Parks and sites throughout the state will be welcoming families as they embark on new camping adventures, hiking excursions, and boating thrills. In addition, various parks and historic sites are hosting a multitude of events available for everyone.


Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge and Georgia T. Bagby State Park and Lodge are hosting weekend celebrations including games, crafts, and watermelon contests. Georgia Veterans State Park is having a weekend of programs on the Revolutionary War, museum and outdoor exhibits, and an Independence Day Fireworks show. Nature hikes, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, tours of the mounds, a campfire program, evening hikes, and more are all happening at Kolomoki Mounds Historic Park throughout this festive weekend. Tugaloo Sate Park will be holding an Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration and Fort Morris Historic Site will be hosting an Independence Day Colonial Faire. Perhaps you would like to view fireworks from the top of a mountain; than Panola Mountain is the perfect spot.


Enjoy the all the benefits that Georgia parks and historic sites have to offer with your Friends membership and start planning your Independence Day activities. For a complete listing of your Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites events or if you would like additional information about the events mentioned above, visit the Georgia State Parks events calendar by Clicking Here.