Humans have inhabited the areas where the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds are located in Macon, Georgia for 17,000 years. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation lived across the Southeastern United States until their forced removal to the Indian Territory west of the Mississippi in the late 1820s. The Creek Nation continues to play a vital role in the protection of the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds and the surrounding natural habitats.
During the third weekend in September, the Creek Nation holds a celebration of its history and culture at the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds, and the public is welcome to attend. The weekend includes traditional dances, sports, demonstrations, foods and handmade items.
There is no fee to visit the Indian Mounds with the exception of the Annual Celebration and the Lantern Tours. Events and other information can be found here.