See vast small arms display at the Chickamauga Visitors Center
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
In addition to its incredible gun collection, the Chickamauga Visitor Center fosters broad education about the battle and surrounding campaigns.
Visit the Griswoldville Battlefield Memorial
Griswoldville represents the last attempt by Southern forces to halt Sherman's March to the Sea. See where the vastly overmatched Georgia militia desperately tried to defend their state.
Honor the fallen at Marietta National Cemetery
National cemeteries have a humbling, calming effect on many who visit them.
Walk around Dalton Confederate Cemetery
Honor those of Johnston's Army of Tennessee who fell defending northern Georgia from Sherman's advancing forces.
Drive the Atlanta Campaign
The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 both confirmed President Lincoln's reelection and sealed the doom of the Confederacy.
See just what the soldiers saw at Pickett's Mill
Pickett's Mill is the most pristine battlefield of the Atlanta Campaign. The site takes visitors back in time with its visual consistency.
Experience the Atlanta Cyclorama
Don't miss the chance to see this epic depiction of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the largest oil paintings in the world
See the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
This is an extraordinary museum in Kennesaw devoted to Civil War soldiers, with a special focus on railroads and the Great Locomotive Chase.
Survey Savannah's defenses at Fort McAllister State Historic Park
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Fort McAllister is a prime example of Civil War era fortifications, and is worth visiting for its excellent preservation and to appreciate the physical situation of the old city of Savannah.
See the damage a rifled cannon can do at Fort Pulaski
In April 1862, the rifled cannon was first effectively used to reduce this fort, rendering brick fortifications utterly ineffective.
Mix politics and war at the Robert Toombs House Historic Site
Visiting the home of the Georgia planter, statesman and soldier is like taking a trip back in time.
See where George Thomas became the "Rock"
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
Chickamauga is the bloodiest battle of the west and the second largest of the war. A visit to this impressive battlefield, especially the Brotherton Farm and Snodgrass Hill, is essential.
Learn about antebellum Augusta at the Museum of History
The Museum of History in Augusta houses a stellar collection of Georgia artifacts.
Visit Margaret Mitchell at rest in Oakland Cemetery
Oakland is the final resting place of five generals, thousands of Confederate soldiers, and Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind.
Visit site of Bishop Polk's death on Pine Mtn.
See the place where Confederate General Leonidas Polk was hit by an enemy artillerist.
Marvel at the largest Civil War monument -- Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Stone Mountain is the largest single Civil War monument in the country.
Read Sam Watkins' account while standing at the Dead Angle
Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia
Although reading a first-hand account of a battle is often insightful, reading Sam Watkins' words at Kennesaw Mountain while standing there is truly moving.
Visit the notorious Andersonville Prison site
Andersonville was the most horrific of Civil War prisoner-of-war camps, and at its maximum tenancy of 33,000, the fifth largest city in the South for a time.
Explore the Atlanta History Center's unparalleled collection
The sheer breadth and depth of this museum is only outshone by its absolutely incredible Civil War collection and exhibit.
Stand atop Snodgrass Hill and tour the Chickamauga Battlefield
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
The Battle of Chickamauga, and General Thomas' stand on Snodgrass Hill, are among the most compelling events the Civil War
Drop anchor at the Port Columbus Civil War Naval Museum
This is the premiere museum interpreting the Civil War at sea and among the only places you have a chance to see, hear and feel live firing of heavy Civil War artillery.
Discover Georgia's history at the Cannonball House and Museum
While the exterior of the house is notable for the damage it sustained during the war, the collection housed inside is the real find.
Visit the Battle of New Hope Church Marker
The church itself may no longer be standing, but the cemetery where some of Hood's Confederates faced off against Geary's Union men during a violent thunderstorm is still there.
See where Cleburne made his stand at Gilgal Church
In June, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign, three 5,000-man Union divisions attempted to dislodge Cleburne's Confederates from their position here at the intersection of Burnt Hickory and Sandtown roads. They failed.
- Discover Georgia's history at the Cannonball House and Museum
- Drive the Atlanta Campaign
- Drop anchor at the Port Columbus Civil War Naval Museum
- Experience the Atlanta Cyclorama
- Explore the Atlanta History Center's unparalleled collection
- Honor the fallen at Marietta National Cemetery
- Learn about antebellum Augusta at the Museum of History
- Marvel at the largest Civil War monument -- Stone Mountain
- Mix politics and war at the Robert Toombs House Historic Site
- Read Sam Watkins' account while standing at the Dead Angle
- See just what the soldiers saw at Pickett's Mill
- See the damage a rifled cannon can do at Fort Pulaski
- See the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
- See vast small arms display at the Chickamauga Visitors Center
- See where Cleburne made his stand at Gilgal Church
- See where George Thomas became the "Rock"
- Stand atop Snodgrass Hill and tour the Chickamauga Battlefield
- Survey Savannah's defenses at Fort McAllister State Historic Park
- Visit Margaret Mitchell at rest in Oakland Cemetery
- Visit site of Bishop Polk's death on Pine Mtn.
- Visit the Battle of New Hope Church Marker
- Visit the Griswoldville Battlefield Memorial
- Visit the notorious Andersonville Prison site
- Walk around Dalton Confederate Cemetery
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