Educational Adventures In Albany
Posted on 8/20/2014 by Rashelle
Categories: Family Friendly‚ History‚ Travel
Now that the kids are back in school, you may be switching gears from beach-minded summertime fun to more educational weekend adventures. If you’re looking for a destination where the family can pick up a little history while they play, Albany, Georgia is the place for you. Check out this list of some of the historic sites in the area:
- The Albany Civil Rights Institute – the gem of the Albany Civil Rights Institute is Old Mount Zion Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about equality in 1961 and helped to kindle a movement that would spread across the country.
- The Albany Welcome Center – this building was constructed circa 1858 by noted African American bridge builder Horace King, and is now the home of the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau. Come say hello!
- Thronateeska Heritage Center – located in Heritage Plaza, this building remains one of the oldest train depots in Georgia. Thronateeska houses a model train exhibit, a high-definition planetarium and science center, and the Southwest Georgia archives. So much information packed into one compound!
- Veterans Park and Vietnam War Memorial – this park features nature trails overlooking the Flint River as well as a
- 1,000-seat amphitheater, and a 24,000-pound block of Georgia granite honoring the 42 men from Dougherty and Lee counties who lost their lives in the Vietnam Conflict.
Want to expose the family to some science-related fun? Keep an eye out
for our next blog, where we’ll tell you all you need to know about how to work some science education into your next trip to Albany!