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Okefenokee Heritage Center

1460 N Augusta Ave, Waycross, GA 31503-4954
+1 912-285-4260
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I visited for Sacred Harp and the No.9 train

I had one day left in the area and wanted to see the exhibit. They were a half hour before closing... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Selkie9
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Florida
Okefenokee Heritage Center

Lots of activities for locals. African American History exhibit is impressive. Have been there for... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Jan W
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Waycross, Georgia
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This is a small museum dedicated to the history of the heritage of Waycross GA. It features the role of the railroad in the growth of the state and Waycross. It has a locomotive, some rail cars, and a station house used as the information display area. The main building has small exhibits about the heritages of the ethnic groups, i.e. white, black and native american. It has a small display area explaining a traditional non-accompanied vocal group singing. It will host an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" in the fall of 2013. While I was there I saw an exhibit of about 30 works of art by people with disabilities. This is a small community museum with small exhibits but some real gems of information. Staff is friendly and helpful. I am in no way connected with the Center. I visited in March 2013 and feel it deserves some attention and would be enjoyed by Trip Advisor members.
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16 Nov 2017
“I visited for Sacred Harp and the No.9 train”
10 Sep 2016
“Okefenokee Heritage Center”
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1460 N Augusta Ave, Waycross, GA 31503-4954
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I had one day left in the area and wanted to see the exhibit. They were a half hour before closing and I was afraid I would not have time. Thank you to Ms.Betty Callahan for letting me in as she knew someone would still...More

Thank Selkie9
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Lots of activities for locals. African American History exhibit is impressive. Have been there for Smithsonian music history exhibit. Go there regularly in summer on first Saturday in the month for Farmer's Market.

Thank Jan W
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Reviewed 1 December 2015

This is a must if you love and appreciate nature. The peace and quite was so enjoyed. My husband loves photography and this was a perfect location. There is a small fee to enter but well worth it.

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

this was a small building at the swamp, but had some neat hands on displays for children to learn about the animals around the swamp land. the staff were also very helpful and nice.

1  Thank Michelle N
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

It is great to see the local history--indian artifacts, railroad train, African American History, local community history!!!

Thank Susanne G
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Reviewed 19 December 2014

This museum has some major issues, including mannequins with oddly proportioned hands, small text, outdated labels, and some items such as a plastic doll that didn't seem to belong. That being said the staff were really friendly and seem dedicated to preserving Okefenokee Heritage. There...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Enjoyed looking at the displays and photos depicting the history of the area. The people were friendly and helpful. It is a small museum but very nice.

Thank Bobbie A
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