Spring Archaeology Hike at Callaway Gardens

Mar 30, 2015


Rachel M. Crumbley | Director of Marketing and Public Relations | Callaway Gardens
Direct: 706-663-5187 | Main:  706-663-6881 or 1-855-421-3120 | Fax: 706-663-5068
Email: rcrumbley@callawaygardens.com
Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000


Spring Archaeology Hike at Callaway Gardens

Learn from the Land About Lifestyle of Early Inhabitants

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (3/30/2015) – Hike in the beautiful area of Pine Mountain with local archaeologists on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  Discover collapsed ruins and abandoned artifacts of old farm houses in Pine Mountain, Ga. This hike will take a scenic route through a forest with blooming wildflowers, century old trees and babbling brooks.

This easy, one mile hike, suitable for ages 12 and older, will be led by respected archaeologists from Southern Research, who specialize in historic preservation.  Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring drinking water and insect repellant. The group will start at the Callaway Discovery Center at 9:30 a.m. for a quick historical overview that will include tips on how read the land to identify archaeologically-significant sites. The group will return to the Callaway Discovery Center by 12:30 p.m.

Participation is $35 per person.  Enrollment is limited and preregistration is required.  To register, please contact the Education Department at 1-855-546-9740 or education@callawaygardens.com.  To register online, http://www.callawaygardens.com and click on Events, then Education & Culture.

For more information or to make arrangements, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit http://www.callawaygardens.com. ; Keep up with news from Callaway Gardens at http://www.facebook.com/callawaygardens and at http://www.twitter.com/CallawayGardens.

Callaway Gardens® is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.

About Callaway Gardens
For more than 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors.  Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation™, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on thousands of acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year.

In addition, Callaway Gardens offers more than 70,000 square feet of meeting space, 684 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing, zipline and obstacle course, and more.

Five unique, close-knit residential communities — with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course — offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.





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