The Historic Square is the perfect place to introduce your students to Georgia history.
Here they can learn about Georgia's Colonial Life, Antebellum life or the Civil War all set among historically restored, preserved and relocated buildings from around the state. These historic buildings span over 100 years of Georgia history, from just after the American Revolution through the turn of the 20th century.
Three program topics are available:
- Program 1: Colonial Georgia
This program features a visit to the Revolutionary-era Thornton House and a look at what our state was like as America was becoming an independent nation. (SS2H1, SS2G2, SS2CG3, SS4H2, SS4H3, SS4G2, SS4CG5, SS4E1, SS8H1, SS8H2, SS8G1, SS8E1)
- Program 2: Antebellum Life
This very popular program focuses on daily activities of the pioneer and antebellum Georgians whose heritage we share. (SSKH3, SS1E2, SS1E3, SS2H1, SS4H3, SS4G2, SSUSH7)
- Program 3: Civil War in Georgia
This program highlights the Atlanta Campaign and the effect of the war on civilians. Included in this program is a self-guided tour of Discovering Stone Mountain Museum, which also features a Civil War exhibit. (SS5H1, SS8H6, SSUSH9)
All three programs include live, interactive demonstrations with authentic or reproduction artifacts from the period that the students can observe and touch. After the program, immerse your class in one of the largest collections of authentic 18th and 19th century buildings and artifacts in the state. All three programs also include a visit to our Farmyard where students can interact with friendly farm animals while learning about the roles the animals played in the lives of the people.
- Days Available: March - November, Monday - Friday
- Times Available: 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
- Recommended Grade Levels: K and Up