Zoo Atlanta Library Pass

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The Zoo Atlanta Library Pass is a popular item at Hall County Library System  branches, even with limited availability. Enjoy free admission for up to two adults and two children ages 3 -12 (children 2 and under enter the zoo for free). One pass is available for checkout at each participating branch and may be checked out once per year, per household.

To obtain the free Zoo Atlanta Family Pass, patrons must first check out a special Zoo DVD and return it to receive the free pass. Click here for important details.

Savings for a family of four: almost $75.00 

Michael C. Carlos Museum

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With the Georgia Public Libraries Family Pass six people will be admitted to the Michael C. Carlos Museum at no charge. Pass holders may be required to show identification. This pass is valid only for general admission; it is not valid for events, program fees or audio tours. The Michael C. Carlos Museum reserves the right to limit redemption of this pass to once per quarter.

Check out the pass at any Hall County Library. It is valid for up to 6 museum admissions. The circulation is: 7 days, 1 renewal, non-holdable, $3.00/day late fines, $50 replacement cost. The Michael C. Carlos Museum reserves the right to limit redemption of this pass to once per quarter.

Closed Mondays and University Holidays
Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: Noon to 5 pm

Visit the interactive website, Odyssey Online, for educational pre- and post-visit activities. Odyssey Online allows self-directed exploration of works of art in the Michael C. Carlos Museum's collections and the cultures that produced them.

 571 South Kilgo Circle    Atlanta, GA 30322    404-727-4282


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Use your valid Hall County Library Card to check-out the Georgia State Park ParkPass. Use it for free parking at 46 State Parks (normally $5 per vehicle), plus admission for up to two people at 17 State Historic Sites (admission normally ranges from $2 to $12).

Learn more about the ParkPass Library Loan Program

Each ParkPass kit is available for check-out for one week to allow for free entry for up to four visitors. The kit also includes a parking pass and guide booklet.

Planning is highly recommended as hours vary at States Parks and Historic Sites, with several operating under limited schedules due to tight budget. To learn more about healthy outdoor adventure ideas promoted by the DNR, visit www.getoutdoorsgeorgia.org. Along with the ParkPass, patrons may also check out a Discovery Backpack to use while camping, hiking, fishing, or a day of picnicking on a mountain or lakeside...


The Georgia State Park Discovery Backpack

Check out a State ParkPass Backpack Kit! This is a sturdy, five-pocket backpack stuffed with a pair of 5x30 binoculars, a guide to Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites and foldout Pocket Naturalist Guides to Georgia Wildlife, Georgia Birds, and Georgia Trees and Wildflowers.



Georgia library patrons traveling to South Georgia will enjoy the DNR’s Go Fish Family Pass program. The Go Fish Passes provide free entry into the Perry-based Go Fish Education Center for up to six visitors on Fridays through Sundays.  Each CCPLS branch received one Go Fish Pass per location. 

Savings: up to $30


Center for Puppetry Arts

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Check out the Georgia Public Libraries’ Passport to Puppetryat your local Hall County Public Library branch for free museum admissions and special show and workshop discounts for your family! Thanks to a new partnership between the Center for Puppetry Arts and Georgia’s Public Libraries, citizens with valid library cards can check out the Center’s new Passport to Puppetry at any participating public library in all 159 Georgia counties.

The passport is valid for up to 4 Museum admissions. Add a performance and enjoy a Create-A-Puppet Workshop for 25% off!* Show discount must be redeemed day of Museum visit. Not valid online, for previously booked tickets, group ticket sales, or with any other discount. *Discount applicable to the Family Series All-Inclusive Ticket or Tales of Edgar Allan Poe.

Savings for a family of four: almost $35.00



Discount for Georgia Aquarium

No free passes, but visitors can get 20% off by going to a special page for libraries and ordering tickets at: www.georgiaaquarium.org/libraries

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Georgia’s State Historic Sites by Category

Gold Rush

Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, Dahlonega

This newly renovated museum in the former Lumpkin County Courthouse tells the story of how our nation's gold rush began in Georgia and ultimately led to the Trail of Tears.

Native Americans

Chief Vann House State Historic Site, Chatsworth

Called the "Showplace of the Cherokee Nation," this brick mansion was built by Chief James Vann in 1804. Decorated with beautiful carvings and natural hues, the home features a cantilevered stairway and fine antiques.

Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site, Cartersville

These mounds were home to several thousand people more than 400 years ago. Climb the tallest mound and imagine aboriginal life between 1000–1500 A.D.

Kolomoki Mounds State Park, Blakely

Seven mounds built during the 12th and 13th centuries by Swift Creek and Weeden Island Indians are protected at this southwest Georgia historic site.

New Echota State Historic Site, Calhoun

New Echota was the Cherokee capital from 1825 until 1838 when the Cherokee were uprooted from their land and removed westward during the Trail of Tears. Today, visitors can tour the Supreme Courthouse, the Council House, Vann's Tavern, and the print shop where a bilingual newspaper was produced after Sequoyah developed their first written language.

Unique Homes

Hardman Farm State Historic Site, Sautee-Nacoochee

The house, built in 1870 by Captain James Nichols, is a grand example of Italianate architecture and was originally known as “West End” because it was at the west end of the Nacoochee valley. Best recognized by its gazebo-topped Indian mound and cow pasture, this is a favorite landmark in north Georgia.

Roosevelt’s Little White House State Historic Site, Warm Springs

F.D. Roosevelt built this house in 1932 so he could seek therapy in the nearby warm springs used by polio patients. Today, visitors will see the famous "unfinished portrait" which he was posing for when he passed away, a film with historic footage and his 1938 Ford roadster.

Traveler's Rest State Historic Site, Toccoa

This 1833 plantation home was expanded to accommodate the growing number of travelers passing through northeast Georgia in the mid-1800s. Most furnishings are original antiques.


Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site, Brunswick

A forgotten empire comes alive at this scenic rice plantation set among live oaks near the Altamaha River. Tour the antebellum home furnished with antiques and the museum showcasing fine silver.

Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site, Juliette

This middle Georgia plantation features 20 buildings dating from 1847 to 1945, including a three-story barn, smokehouse, cane press, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, saw mill and syrup mill.

Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah

A breathtaking avenue lined with live oaks leads to the tabby ruins of this colonial frontier home. A museum houses artifacts excavated at Wormsloe and a film about the founding of the thirteenth colony.

Civil War

A.H. Stephens State Park, Crawfordville

Liberty Hall, the 1875 home of the Confederate Vice President, is fully furnished and open for tours. A museum houses one of the finest collections of Civil War artifacts in Georgia.

Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Nestled among giant live oaks, this is the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy and the end of General Sherman's March to the Sea.

Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, Dallas

Pickett's Mill is one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation, highlighted with a museum, earthworks and wooded trails. The 1864 battle was one of the few Confederate victories during Gen. Sherman's Georgia campaign.

Magnolia Springs State Park, Millen

During the Civil War, this site was called Camp Lawton and served as “the world’s largest prison.” Today, little remains of the prison stockade; however, the earthen breastworks which guarded it may still be seen. The park’s Camp Lawton Museum tells this gripping story.

Colonial Georgia

Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien

From 1721 until 1736, this fort was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. Climb into the reconstructed cypress blockhouse, explore the palisaded earthen fort and tabby ruins, tour the museum and hike a short nature trail.

Fort Morris State Historic Site, Midway

This earthen fort on the Medway River protected Georgia against the British in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. A museum describes the colonial port of Sunbury; a nature trail and picnic sites are available.

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Kim Hatcher, TMP
Public Affairs Coordinator

Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division
(770) 389-7284

2600 Hwy. 155, Stockbridge, GA 30281   kim.hatcher@dnr.ga.gov

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Did you know that you can get free passes from the library for:

Zoo Atlanta
Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Go Fish Education Center
Center for Puppetry Arts

Passes are provided through partnerships with the Georgia Public Library Service.

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