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Free admission to historic site with library card
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Your Live Oak Public Library card can get you free admission to Georgia's Revolutionary War Historic Site at Fort Morris near Sunbury.
In fact, the deal is a lot better than that. Any library card presented at any local library in Georgia can get the patron a ParkPass folder for up to seven days. Folders include an annual ParkPass that exempts visitors from paying the daily parking fee at any Georgia state park, and an annual historic site pass good for free admission for a visitor to any of Georgia's 18 state historic sites.
It also includes a copy of the "Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites" featuring descriptions, photos, directions and a map of all 63 state parks and historic sites.
While Liberty's own Fort Morris is billed as the state's only Revolutionary War site, other popular attractions include Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville, the Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site, Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site in Cartersville, Reed Bingham State Park in Adel, Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site in Warm Springs, Tallulah Gorge State Park in Tallulah Falls and Unicoi State Park in Helen.
Because of the popularity of the ParkPass program, families interested in borrowing a ParkPass from their local public libraries are advised to plan early, as supplies of the ParkPasses and folders are limited. To see a list of parks and historic sites covered by the passes, visit
Area residents can call their libraries to make sure the free packets are available for checkout. (Hinesville branch: 368-4003; Midway/Riceboro branch: 884-5742.)
"We want families and individuals to discover the great treasures that are so close to home and quite often, right in their own backyard," said Becky Kelly, state director of the parks, recreation and historic sites division of DNR. "Partnering with our local libraries is such a natural fit because they, too, are also assets to our state, our communities, and are accessible to every Georgian."
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