It's rare that you can go to a city in the US and feel connected to 17,000 years of history. It's even rarer to discover this history by lantern light. Both of these experiences can be found right here in Macon.

Macon's beginnings are located at the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. People have been traveling through and settling in Macon for thousands of years, beginning with the Mississippians, then the Creek and Cherokee Native Americans. 

While the beautiful monument is open every day from 9-5 where guests can freely experience the mounds and land left by Macon's original inhabitants, Ocmulgee is providing a Holiday Lantern Night Walk for visitors to experience the mounds at night.

Lantern Walk

Don't miss the opportunity to travel back in time and enjoy history in a new way. It is sure to be a beautiful and memorable experience by lantern light! This family friendly event is Saturday, December 13 at 7pm. The gates will open at 6:30pm for cider and cookies. To receive more information about the walk, call 478-753-8257.

For more information about the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, visit their webpage at and check out their social media pages and @ocmulgeemounds on twitter.