This historically significant park is the oldest and largest Woodland Indian site in the southeastern United States, occupied by American Indians from 350 to 750 a.d. Georgia’s oldest great temple mound, standing 57 feet high, dominates two smaller burial mounds and several ceremonial mounds. The park’s museum is built around an excavated mound, providing an unusual setting for learning who these people were and how they lived. Inside, visitors will find numerous artifacts and a film. ~ Kolomoki Indian Mound State Park
Kolomoki Indian Mound State Park in Georgia
Beloved and I had visited the Kolomoki Indian Mounds about 13 years ago. We enjoyed the Georgia State Park and we felt that the couple of hours to drive there would be worth the time to go back again.
Our day was spent hiking and exploring the Kolomoki State Park Museum and Mounds. The Museum and Gift Shop is built around one of the Indian Mounds. It is very unique. When you are in the Museum you are actually walking with in a burial mound. The Indian mounds were excavated in the 1940's. So, the artifacts from the excavations are displayed nicely and in some cases in the exact spot they found them.
Kolomoki Indian arrowheads
This is true Kolomoki Georgia Red Clay (red dirt) pottery!
The excavated shell jewelry was fabulous to see.
It reminds me of coastal beach jewelry that you can buy today.
The tools from the 1940's that excavated the mounds.
Heading out on the trail to see the mounds.
The Kolomoki Temple Indian Mound...
We made it!!