Etowah Mounds

Etowah Mounds Etowah Mounds is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeast.
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Cool plant alert! This Green Dragon (Artisaema dracontium) was found in one of the borrow pits here at Etowah. Related t...
05/19/2019

Cool plant alert! This Green Dragon (Artisaema dracontium) was found in one of the borrow pits here at Etowah. Related to Jack-in-the-Pulpit, it was once a medicinal and ritual plant of the Menominee tribe of Wisconsin.

Check out our new museum quality reproduction of a fish effigy. This item was based on an artifact from Kolomoki Mounds,...
05/09/2019

Check out our new museum quality reproduction of a fish effigy. This item was based on an artifact from Kolomoki Mounds, and is located in our gift shop for $50.00.

Small patches of Showy Evening Primrose and Common Fleabane are popping up around the fields here at Etowah. Common Flea...
05/05/2019

Small patches of Showy Evening Primrose and Common Fleabane are popping up around the fields here at Etowah. Common Fleabane was used by Native Americans to treat bad vision, as a diuretic, and as a poultice for headaches.

05/03/2019

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for Archaeology Day and Artifact Identification from 10:00 am to 4:00pm!

In case of inclement weather conditions we will have activities indoors.

The fields around the mounds are full of beautiful blooms. Here you can see the backs of Mounds A and C.
05/03/2019

The fields around the mounds are full of beautiful blooms. Here you can see the backs of Mounds A and C.

Our largest mound is 63ft tall. Any guesses on how many stairs it takes to get to the top of mound A?
05/02/2019

Our largest mound is 63ft tall. Any guesses on how many stairs it takes to get to the top of mound A?

Tune in this morning for the latest news from Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites.
04/30/2019
Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Division - Georgia DNR

Tune in this morning for the latest news from Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites.

Tune in 8:30 a.m. this morning as we chat with Good Morning Rome's Elizabeth Davis on TalkRadio WLAQ- AM 1410 & 96.9 FM. We'll talk about the latest adventures, our hiking club challenge, and ways to save money on summer vacations.

http://wlaq1410.com/

04/28/2019

It’s another beautiful day here at Etowah! You can get a great view of our fish weir that is original to the site.

Our new Junior Ranger gear has arrived at Etowah! Stop by and pick yours up today!
04/26/2019

Our new Junior Ranger gear has arrived at Etowah! Stop by and pick yours up today!

The red clover (Trifolium pratense) is blooming here at Etowah. Historically red clover has been used to treat a variety...
04/26/2019

The red clover (Trifolium pratense) is blooming here at Etowah. Historically red clover has been used to treat a variety of conditions including asthma, whooping cough, cancer, and gout.

It's 1:40 pm on Saturday, April 14, 2019 and if you live nearby or traveling close by, there is still time to see demons...
04/13/2019

It's 1:40 pm on Saturday, April 14, 2019 and if you live nearby or traveling close by, there is still time to see demonstrations for our Tools and Weapons day.

And don't forget our Friends Chapter is hosting their annual nighttime tours this evening starting at 6:00 pm til 9:00 pm.

It's a cold frosty morning here at Etowah on this March 28, 2019, but think about this post and answer/respond to my que...
03/28/2019

It's a cold frosty morning here at Etowah on this March 28, 2019, but think about this post and answer/respond to my question, or the pics. I'll post a response later.

40 years ago today: March 28, 1979 ...
An incident at 3 mile island in Pennsylvania occurred. If you have been on a guided tour at Etowah, you may already have an idea to the my why, but-

Why would 3 Mile Island be something I mention sometimes on a guided tour of the Etowah Mounds?

https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/3mile-isle.html

A week into Spring...... What changes in nature have you noticed in a week?
03/28/2019

A week into Spring...... What changes in nature have you noticed in a week?

Hello Spring! These are some of the beautiful wildflowers that are currently blooming on Panola Mountain. Join us for a guided hike to see some of these natural wonders.

#hellospring #wildflowers #flowers #spring #panolamountain #panolarocks #gastateparks #explorega #atlanta #atl

Happy 1st Day of Spring. What kinds of flowers do you have blooming?
03/20/2019

Happy 1st Day of Spring. What kinds of flowers do you have blooming?

The Spring, Primitive Tools and Weapons Day is coming up, 10 am - 4 pm  on  April 13, 2019   Can you identify the object...
03/09/2019

The Spring, Primitive Tools and Weapons Day is coming up, 10 am - 4 pm on April 13, 2019

Can you identify the objects in the photo?

03/09/2019
Friends of Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site

Friends of Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site

SPRING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 2019

Friends is excited to announce our Spring Membership Drive.
For March and April, new and renewing members can receive
10% off Sustainer, Supporter or Adventurer membership levels.
Discount cannot be combined with Military or Senior discounts.

Depending on how much you camp and visit, these membership levels can often pay for themselves in the first or second visit!

When purchasing your membership just ask the clerk to use the discount code: SPRINGDRIVE

03/08/2019

Warner Bros. has part of the road closed in front of the museum today 3/8/19 for a movie shoot on Indian Mounds Road... If you are planning to visit today, please come in from the North entrance, passing the road closed ahead, road detour, and local traffic only signs.

03/08/2019
Etowah Mounds

Etowah Mounds

Greetings to Friends of Georgia Archaeology!!

Come to Etowah Mounds Museum next Thursday, March 14, for a very different kind of archaeology program. The Vikings are coming! – to our next meeting of the Northwest Georgia Archaeology Society.

One of our very own Society members, Dane Roberts, will present his research entitled “The Norse Renaissance: How the Viking Expansion into the Known World Brought Europe Out of the Dark Ages and into the High Middle Ages”. Archaeology in Europe over the past 30 years gives us a new look at the importance and scale of Viking culture during the period 700AD – 1100AD. Dane’s research gives us a solid review of the scope of this influence.

Dane is a native of Calhoun and began his interest in archaeology while a student at Calhoun Middle School. His first archaeology experience was a class field day hosted by the Coosawattee Foundation at the Thompson site located on the Coosawattee River in Gordon County. While in middle school and high school, Dane continued to participate in field classes at the Thompson site and to attend meetings of our Northwest Georgia Archaeology Society.

A graduate of Georgia Highlands College with a degree in history, Dane is now pursuing additional degrees in history and anthropology from Arizona State University. His other field experiences include work at the Tomoka site (Florida), the Berry site (North Carolina), the Cumming site (Georgia), and Fort Frederica (Georgia). He also helped with ground penetrating radar research at Etowah Mounds in recent years.

Dane’s interest in Viking cultures began with his following archaeological investigations in Newfoundland as researchers attempted to prove the existence of additional Viking settlements on its southwestern coast. Through his research, Dane has also gained significant expertise in Scandinavian as well as East Asian history and archaeology.

The meeting will begin at 7:00pm at the Etowah Mounds and Museum located at 813 Indian Mound Road, SE; Cartersville, Georgia. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

For more information, you may contact Jack Walker at 770-655-2595 or Jim Langford at 404-831-1959. You may also call Keith Bailey at Etowah Mounds at 770-387-3747.

03/08/2019

Greetings to Friends of Georgia Archaeology!!

Come to Etowah Mounds Museum next Thursday, March 14, for a very different kind of archaeology program. The Vikings are coming! – to our next meeting of the Northwest Georgia Archaeology Society.

One of our very own Society members, Dane Roberts, will present his research entitled “The Norse Renaissance: How the Viking Expansion into the Known World Brought Europe Out of the Dark Ages and into the High Middle Ages”. Archaeology in Europe over the past 30 years gives us a new look at the importance and scale of Viking culture during the period 700AD – 1100AD. Dane’s research gives us a solid review of the scope of this influence.

Dane is a native of Calhoun and began his interest in archaeology while a student at Calhoun Middle School. His first archaeology experience was a class field day hosted by the Coosawattee Foundation at the Thompson site located on the Coosawattee River in Gordon County. While in middle school and high school, Dane continued to participate in field classes at the Thompson site and to attend meetings of our Northwest Georgia Archaeology Society.

A graduate of Georgia Highlands College with a degree in history, Dane is now pursuing additional degrees in history and anthropology from Arizona State University. His other field experiences include work at the Tomoka site (Florida), the Berry site (North Carolina), the Cumming site (Georgia), and Fort Frederica (Georgia). He also helped with ground penetrating radar research at Etowah Mounds in recent years.

Dane’s interest in Viking cultures began with his following archaeological investigations in Newfoundland as researchers attempted to prove the existence of additional Viking settlements on its southwestern coast. Through his research, Dane has also gained significant expertise in Scandinavian as well as East Asian history and archaeology.

The meeting will begin at 7:00pm at the Etowah Mounds and Museum located at 813 Indian Mound Road, SE; Cartersville, Georgia. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

For more information, you may contact Jack Walker at 770-655-2595 or Jim Langford at 404-831-1959. You may also call Keith Bailey at Etowah Mounds at 770-387-3747.

02/26/2019

Part-Time Naturalist Position at Etowah Indian Mounds.
Up to and no more than 29 hrs. per week, year round, at $10.00 per hour
Applications and resume’ need to be received by COB March 15, 2019
Applications can be picked-up and turned in at Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site. Tuesday – Saturday, 9 am -5 pm. (770) 387-3747
Qualifications and Job description:
Minimum: Must be able to pass criminal background and reference checks, possess a High-school diploma or GED, and have a valid Georgia driver’s license
Preferred: Have a degree in History, Anthropology, or Archaeology, or have experience leading educational or interpretive programs.
Description: This job requires working around multiple guests to educate and entertain, while helping maintain the sites archaeological integrity. Job duties will include leading tours around the site and up to the top of the mounds, presenting programs, helping with events at the site, and helping maintain exhibits and displays. The job will also include some light maintenance and landscaping duties.

Calling all geocache enthusiasts! Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is excited to announce a fresh update to our Hi...
02/15/2019
Geocaching in Georgia State Parks

Calling all geocache enthusiasts! Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is excited to announce a fresh update to our History Trail GeoTour complete with new challenges, new locations, and a new reward. This mystery cache GeoTour offers geocachers of all levels a chance to travel back in time to all 19 of our historic sites and earn an exclusive trackable coin. Get your Time Travel Ticket now! For more information go to GaStateParks.org/Geocaching and plan your itinerary today!

Printer-friendly version Geocaching combines the high-tech feel of online games with the old-fashioned fun of a treasure hunt. It’s the perfect activity for families and groups of all ages. Using a GPS (or smartphone app), you search more than 60 Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites locations to d...

#GHF2019Thanks to all the 84 people who came out to Enjoy Super Museum Sunday. Don't forget to share your photos with th...
02/10/2019

#GHF2019

Thanks to all the 84 people who came out to Enjoy Super Museum Sunday. Don't forget to share your photos with the Georgia Historical Society.

https://gastateparks.org/SuperMuseumSunday
01/18/2019
Super Museum Sunday

https://gastateparks.org/SuperMuseumSunday

To spotlight Georgia’s fascinating past, State Historic Sites are offering free admission on Sunday, February 10. The event is part of Georgia History Festival’s statewide celebration of “Super Museum Sunday.” Visitors can see the Cherokee Nation’s first newspaper, walk in the footsteps of...

Seen on the nature trail today..... Don't forget our First Saturday Hike starts at 9:30 am on 1/5/2019.
01/04/2019

Seen on the nature trail today..... Don't forget our First Saturday Hike starts at 9:30 am on 1/5/2019.

There might not be lots of flowers this time of year, but there are lots of other things to see if you just look.

Save the date...... Super museum Sunday is just around the corner.
01/04/2019

Save the date...... Super museum Sunday is just around the corner.

01/03/2019
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First Saturday Hike 2019
Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 (9:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Celebrate the first weekend of the year with a short guided hike. The tour will include both, history and nature features of the site.

Dress for the weather. The hike will be less than 2 miles, in and around our trails. It will mostly be flat ground, but we will walk to the top of the mounds, which can be strenuous. Wind atop Mound A can be much faster in the Winter. If the day happens to be warm, we still suggest a windbreaker.

Be prepared for watching small wildlife.Cameras and binoculars may be something you would like to bring.

Parents and guardians of Jr Rangers:          Primitive Fire building and Fire safety        Will be hosted at Etowah Mo...
12/28/2018
State Parks & Historic Sites

Parents and guardians of Jr Rangers:
Primitive Fire building and Fire safety
Will be hosted at Etowah Mounds
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 (10 AM to 2 PM)
*** Pre-registration is required by February 2, 2019.

There is a $20 Program fee per participant to cover supplies.The program fee does not include site admission. Payment of admission and program fee are due upon arrival.

For safety and educational purposes, the class will be limited to 15 participants, no one under 6 years of age.

Junior Rangers will learn about fire, fire safety, and how to successfully build fire for warmth and cooking, using primitive technology.

See our other programs and events for 2019:
http://explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=44

The Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Park Guide is a handy resource for planning a spring break, summer vacation or family reunion. The free booklet is filled with tips on the best hiking trails, fishing spots, cabins, wedding venues and campsites.

Dec. 26th, 2018It's a sunny day and guests are enjoying their visit.The federal shutdown did not affect Etowah Mounds St...
12/26/2018

Dec. 26th, 2018
It's a sunny day and guests are enjoying their visit.

The federal shutdown did not affect Etowah Mounds State Historic Site; we are open 9 am- 5 pm Tuesday- Saturday
[Outside in the mounds area closes at 4:30 pm as usual]

Our little gift shop is filled with big ideas for history buffs and curious kids -- toys, books, jewelry and more. Etowa...
12/19/2018

Our little gift shop is filled with big ideas for history buffs and curious kids -- toys, books, jewelry and more. Etowah Indian Mounds is just a few miles off I-75 in Cartersville. Open Tuesday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

https://gastateparks.org/EtowahIndianMounds

Special Events for the year are on the state parks' website. Note several Jr. Ranger day camps are scheduled during scho...
12/07/2018
State Parks & Historic Sites

Special Events for the year are on the state parks' website. Note several Jr. Ranger day camps are scheduled during school breaks, and early registration is required....

Look them up and mark your calendars.

http://explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=44

The Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Park Guide is a handy resource for planning a spring break, summer vacation or family reunion. The free booklet is filled with tips on the best hiking trails, fishing spots, cabins, wedding venues and campsites.

Here are a few Christmas Gift ideas at Etowah Mounds. Available while supplies last.
12/07/2018

Here are a few Christmas Gift ideas at Etowah Mounds. Available while supplies last.

11/14/2018

The Etowah Indian Mounds is accepting applications for a Part Time Maintenance Worker. Starting pay of $8.00- $9.50/hr, is determined by skill set and experience. No more than 29 hours a week will be available. You must be able to pass a background check. If interested, you can stop by the museum entrance to pick up an application.

The annual nighttime hayride fundraiser for the Friends of Etowah Indian Mounds is near. No reservations necessary. The ...
10/24/2018

The annual nighttime hayride fundraiser for the Friends of Etowah Indian Mounds is near. No reservations necessary.
The last ride departs around 8:30 with the rest of the festivities ending at 9:00 pm.

10/24/2018

November 8th
The public is invited.....
Greetings to Friends of Georgia Archaeology!

Come to Etowah Mounds on Thursday, November 8th to hear a unique program about abandoned and lost towns of North Georgia.

Lisa Russell, a Communications professor at Kennesaw State University, will discuss her two books: “Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia” and “Lost Towns of North Georgia”. Lisa conducted significant research on these towns – particularly those at the bottom of large lakes such as Allatoona, Carters, Chatuge, Blue Ridge, Burton, Hartwell, Thurmond, Lanier, and Nottely.

We invite you and other members of the public to attend this meeting of the NW Georgia Archaeological Society. Lisa requests that you bring any pictures of any old towns or homes that may have once been located under lakes in North Georgia. She continues to accumulate valuable pieces of information about the history of these towns as she makes speeches about her books.

Lisa is a native of the Buffalo, New York area and earned her Masters in Professional Writing at KSU. She has also completed extensive course work in Historical Research at KSU.

You may learn more about Lisa’s work at www.lisamrussell.net and www.russellink.org.

In addition, Lisa has two pages: “Lost Towns of North Georgia” and “Shorter Stories”. The latter is a place where visitors can share their stories about Shorter College.

Finally, you can find podcasts of Lisa reading some chapters from her books. These podcasts can be found under the title “Beyond the Page” by Lisa M. Russell.

The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at Etowah Indian Mounds located at 813 Indian Mounds Road just south of Cartersville, Georgia. For more information, you may contact Jim Langford at 404-831-1959 or Jack Walker at 770-655-2595.

Address

813 Indian Mound Rd SE
Cartersville, GA
30120

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(770) 387-3747

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