Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Okefenokee Heritage Center

This small museum covers the local history of Waycross, Georgia with exhibits on Native Americans, early settlers, and the black community. One exhibit that is completed unrelated to the area is a donated collection of terracotta sculptures made by people who lived Western Africa from around 500 B.C.E. to 200 C.E.

There's more to explore outside. The Waycross depot has been relocated and has a few exhibits.  Visitors may walk through the mail car, passenger car, and caboose of a 1800s train. Old printing presses are housed in the Journal Herald Building. An 1815 dog trot house has looms and spinning wheels on display.

The main museum is accessible. A paved path and ramp provide access to the train depot. The mail car is accessible with assistance to get over the gap and high threshold between the depot and the car. The aisles in the other cars are too narrow for wheelchair access. A hard packed dirt path goes to the Journal Herald Building and the dog trot house. The dog trot house is not accessible as it does not have a ramp.  Center  31.2352, -82.38242



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