Tuskegee Airmen, Sapelo Island, Fort Morris and More

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Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

February 2019

Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit at FDR's Little White House

Tuskegee Airmen exhibit

Roosevelt’s Little White House in Warm Springs is featuring a temporary exhibit on the Tuskegee Airmen. “Segregated Skies of WWII” details the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat during World War II. Although required to train and fight in segregated units, the Tuskegee Airmen proved to be some of the most skilled aviators during the war. The exhibit is on display through February 28. For an overnight getaway, stay nearby in the cabins or campsites at F.D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain. Check GaStateParks.org for ways to save when you visit both.

Sapelo Island's Adventure Weekend

Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island

Take advantage of a rare chance to stay on Sapelo Island the weekend of February 22 - 24. The historic Reynolds Mansion on this pristine barrier island is normally reserved for groups only, but this weekend they’re inviting couples, individuals and families to visit. Take a scenic ferry ride to the island, where you can enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking, birding and a lighthouse tour. Meals are included. This Adventure Weekend is limited to just 24 people, so make reservations soon by calling 912-485-2299.

Free "Super Museum Sunday" is February 10

Jarrell Plantation

To spotlight Georgia’s fascinating past, more than a dozen State Historic Sites are offering free admission on February 10. The event is part of Georgia History Festival’s statewide celebration of “Super Museum Sunday.” Visitors can translate the Cherokee Nation’s first newspaper, admire FDR’s hand-controlled roadster, walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers, or learn about our nation’s first gold rush. Find places to step into the past at GaStateParks.org or by calling 770-389-7286.

Valentine’s Day is for Nature Lovers

Heart Hikers

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples – it’s for everyone you love. Celebrate with a hike to the “heart stone” at Fort Mountain, parents night out at Panola Mountain or astronomy at Tallulah Gorge. Cabins and yurts make warm weekend getaways. (Don’t forget the marshmallows!) You can even slip a Georgia State Park gift card into a box of chocolates for someone special. Find events, getaways and more on GaStateParks.org.

Fort Morris Historic Site Now Open Daily

Fort Morris

Fort Morris State Historic Site on Georgia’s coast recently expanded its operating hours so that visitors can tour any day of the week. The grounds are now open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and the museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Located on the Medway River in Liberty County, Fort Morris played an important role in the protection of Georgia from the colonial era through the American Civil War. Today, visitors can stand within the earthwork remains and view scenic Saint Catherines Sound. A museum, film, gift shop, picnic area, nature trail and group campsite are available.

February Discounts
Save money in February on a variety of getaways. Roosevelt’s Little White House has partnered with F.D. Roosevelt State Park to offer discounts when you visit both locations. Highland Walk Golf Course in northeast Georgia offers nine holes with cart for just $15. Beautiful Smithgall Woods is a dream getaway, with 25% off cottages this month. Find more deals on GaStateParks.org/specials and our Facebook page.

Get Your Free Travel Guide
The “2019 Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites” is a helpful resource for planning spring break, summer vacations or even a family reunion. The booklet is filled with tips on the best hiking trails, fishing spots, cabins, wedding venues and campsites. For a free copy, call 770-389-7286 or stop by any Georgia State Park or State Historic Site. Planning to visit often? Pick up an Annual ParkPass or join Friends of Georgia State Parks and you'll save on parking fees.

Historic Site Annual Passes Now Available Online
Want to spend 2019 learning more about the Peach State? History buffs can save money with the purchase of a Historic Site Annual Pass, which gives access to Etowah Indian Mounds, Fort King George, Dahlonega Gold Museum and additional state historic sites. The price ranges from $50 for a family to $25 for one youth. Buy passes online or at Georgia’s state historic sites.

Georgia RV & Camper Show is February 8 - 10
Come see us February 8 – 10 at the Georgia RV & Camper Show held at the Cobb Galleria Centre. We’ll have brochures and giveaways, plus you can browse dozens of motor homes, toy haulers, teardrops and more. Coupons are available online.