Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring Break Fun (Part Two): Stone Mountain, Georgia

The Dickey House, circa 1840

There is a group of Antebellum Plantations at Stone Mountain. It is a collection of original buildings from around the state of Georgia that date from the 18th and 19th centuries. Each of the buildings were moved from their original sites and restored at Stone Mountain. There are several different sized and styles of homes, a schoolhouse, doctor's cabin, slave quarters, carriage house, barnyard, necessary house (outhouse), smokehouse, cookhouse and store. There were several gardens that were beautiful as well.

The Butler brigade of the Confederate Army.

The Kingston House, circa 1845

We were able to go in the farmyard and pet the sheep, goats and pigs.

There is a full size locomotive from the 1940's that circles the park. This was by far Daniel's favorite thing. Every time he'd hear the train whistle he would stop in his tracks. They all loved the ride and getting to meet the conductors.

There is also a 100 year old covered bridge and grist mill.

We also visited the quarry exhibit. Granite quarrying at Stone Mountain has been taking place since the 1840's. It was a unique place to quarry granite because it is exposed and doesn't have to be taken from quarries deep within the earth like many other places. It was interesting to learn about how the changes in technology for the quarrying.

Our little vacation was a lot of fun! I would recommend Stone Mountain to anyone looking for a weekend getaway. We did so many other things that I didn't include pictures of (water park, 4-D movie and miniature golf just to name a few). There are so many wonderful hiking and bicycling trails too.

1 comment:

Joey & Kami Scarborough said...

Great pictures! Looks like fun!! I love the pic of the Butler Brigade!