The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is hosting it’s annual indigenous celebration, but there have been some changes for this year’s festival.
MACON, Ga. — 200 years ago many indigenous people were forced out of their homes in Central Georgia. This weekend they will have their annual homecoming festival here at the Ocmulgee Mounds National Park.
The two-day celebration will include plenty of history, but Superintendent of the Ocmulgee Mounds Carla Beasley expressed that this year it will be different.
“It is a free event this year. We are not charging an admission fee this year. Parking will be off site though so please please please look at our website to get that address. It will be down at the Macon health plaza and we’ll have a free shuttle that will be running continuously to bring visitors up here,” Beasley said.
The park has been trying to become Georgia’s first national park for years.