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Release Date: 04.19.2017 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Red Top Mountain State Park

Red Top Mountain State Park - Hills of Iron & Iron Pour

The iron industry was one of Georgia's first businesses long before the Civil War. Red Top Mountain State Park will host a full day of events - concluding with an iron pour.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Activities and programs will be offered throughout the day. There will be yard games, guided hikes, and more in a celebratation of the areas rich history.

10 AM -12 PM - Ranger-led interpretive tours of the park's historic iron mines. Ride leaves every 1/2 hour, some easy hiking required to explore the mine. Last ride leaves at 11:30. Meet at Iron Hill parking lot.

10:00 - 4:00 - Pioneer Life at the Vaughan Log Cabin

11:00 - 12:30 - Mining for Minerals program - preregistration required ($10) Dig-In next to Lake Allatoona. Miners will be digging for goethite, an iron ore. Lucky miners may uncover a geode or two. All miners receive a bag of minerals as a souvenir. Reserve a Space by calling: 770-975-0055

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Yard Games (corn hole, Viking chess, and other pioneer games). Behind Park Office.

2:00 - 3:30 - Mining for Minerals program - preregistration required ($10) Dig-In next to Lake Allatoona. Miners will be digging for goethite, an iron ore. Lucky miners may uncover a geode or two. All miners receive a bag of minerals as a souvenir. Reserve a Space by calling: 770-975-0055

2:00 - Scratch blocks for the iron pour on sale. First come, first serve. Limit one per person. The line forms early in the morning. Cash only - exact change appreciated. Design a mold and watch later at the iron pour as molten iron is poured into it, creating a cast-iron piece of art you can keep forever.

5:15 - Scratch blocks must be returned.

6:00 - Pour starts! And even if you didn't get a scratch block, your family is going to love witnessing this very cool event, which will probably end around 9pm.

 

IN THE EVENT OF RAIN - THE DAY'S EVENTS WILL BE CANCELLED

 

Red Top Mountain State Park
50 Lodge Road SE
Acworth, GA United States 30102

Parking fee: $5
Event Phone: 770-975-0055

 



Contact Info

Contact Name: Park Office

Company: Red Top Mountain

Phone: 770.975.0055

E-mail: info@friendsofredtop.org