Historic Square: A Collection Of Georgia Homes and Antiques

Closure Notice: Historic Square will be closed June 3 – June 19

Historic Square at Stone Mountain Park is a collection of original buildings from around the State of Georgia, built between 1793 and 1875. Each structure was moved from its original site and carefully restored to preserve its authenticity and historical value. Take a self-guided tour and enjoy the sights and smells of the working cookhouse and garden. This fascinating area also houses the most extensive collection of period furniture and decorations in the south, reflecting the diverse lifestyles of 18th and 19th century Georgia residents.

Special Attraction Information: Direct access to some of the historical buildings is limited by stairs. For more specific information please see our Park Accessibility Guide.

Enjoy Historic Square with an Attractions Ticket or Mountain Membership.

Daily or Annual Parking Permit required for Park entry.

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3/9/2024 — 1/5/2025

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Children under the age of 16 will require adult supervision.

Helpful Links

SMP Accessibility Guide

SMP Loose Article Policy

JJ Maddox General Store

Located at the entrance to the Historic Square, this shop sells tickets to the Historic Square. JJ Maddox General Store also feature candy, fudge, jams, pottery, toys, and crafts.

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Native American Festival and Pow Wow

October 31 – November 3, 2024

Thursday & Friday | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bring your family to experience the energy and color of the largest Native American gathering in Georgia. Located in Historic Square, the four-day Native American Festival and Pow-Wow was named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

This event showcases Native American culture through dance, music, authentic craft demonstrations, cooking traditions, storytelling, wildlife presentations and more.

  • Experience the central role of dance in native culture as Native Americans from across the U.S. and Central America compete in inter-tribal dance and drum competitions.
  • Learn about primitive skills such as flint-knapping, bow making, fire starting, open fire cooking, and pottery. Crawl inside a tipi and other traditional native dwellings. Parents and children can participate in interactive experiences such as an encampment showing the lifestyle of local and regional historic Native American cultures.
  • Find that one-of-a-kind holiday gift in the artists’ marketplace, where world-renowned Native and Native-inspired artists and crafters demonstrate their skills and offer hand-crafted items for sale.
  • Wildlife presentations by the American Eagle Foundation. The American Eagle Foundation, permitted through USFWS, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of the bald eagle and other birds of prey through public education.

For general event inquiries, sponsorship, and performances email us at powwow@stonemountainpark.com

Vendor Application here

To book a field trip or for more field trip information click here.

Pow Wow Competition: Saturday Nov. 2 and Sunday Nov. 3
Who: Drummers, Singers, and Dancers
Registration: Historic Square- JJ Maddox General Store on Saturday from 9 AM – 12 PM

  • Grand Entry begins at 12:30 PM each day followed by competition and intertribal dance
  • Competition ends at 6 PM on Saturday and 5 PM on Sunday
  • Must compete on both days to be eligible for prize winnings
Watch a video of the Native American Festival & Pow Wow at Stone Mountain Park from previous years

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10/31/2024 — 11/3/2024

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Native American Festival & Pow Wow is included with an Attractions Ticket.

Festival only tickets are available at the park for $15.99+ tax per person.

Free for Mountain Members

Pow Wow Competition Saturday and Sunday


Do I need to purchase tickets to attend the Native American Festival and Pow Wow?

While the event is free for Mountain Members, others might have to purchase an attraction ticket. It’s best to check the Stone Mountain Park website for specific ticketing and pricing details.

 Is the event suitable for children?

Absolutely! The festival is a family-friendly event. Parents and children can participate in various interactive experiences, including an encampment that shows the lifestyle of historic Native American cultures.

What is the best mode of transportation to reach Stone Mountain Park for the festival?

Stone Mountain Park is accessible by car, and parking facilities are available. If you’re using public transport or coming from outside the area, please visit the Directions page for written directions to the Park.

What should I wear to the festival?

While there’s no specific dress code for the event, it’s recommended to wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for outdoor activities. Given the time of year, also consider wearing layers to adjust to the changing weather conditions.

Can I take photos or videos during the event?

Generally, personal photography and videography are allowed, but there might be restrictions for specific performances or areas within the event. Always respect the privacy and traditions of the participants and seek permission when necessary.

A Tour of Southern Ghosts

Join the Atlanta family tradition and meet professional storytellers spinning their tales of famous (and not-so-famous) Southern Ghosts along the lantern-lit paths of the Historic Square grounds at Stone Mountain Park.

The guided tours take place between 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays for the last 3 weekends in October. The stories are a little scary, many times humorous, but never too frightening and always appropriate for young children. Each night offers a different cast of six storytellers, which means audience members may return to “A Tour of Southern Ghosts” on additional nights to hear a new collection of stories. Call the number below for each night’s featured storytellers.

All proceeds benefit the ongoing programs of ART Station, a non-profit contemporary arts center located in Stone Mountain Village in the City of Stone Mountain. Founded in 1986, ART Station provides cultural and educational opportunities for the entire community, focusing its programming on quality southern works of art and artists.

Tickets are available online, by phone, or in-person at ART Station.
Stone Mountain Park Attractions Tickets and Mountain Memberships are not valid for this tour.

For additional information regarding “A Tour of Southern Ghosts” or ART Station programming, please call 770-469-1105 or visit artstation.org.

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10/13/2023 — 10/28/2023

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