Sunday is Fort Hawkins' first Georgia Day Observance. 13 WMAZ caught up with some cub scouts who spent their Sunday learning what it was like when General James Oglethorpe camped out where Fort Hawkins stands.
"This is an annual observance we'll do on every Georgia day to make it a living history experience." said Fort Hawkins Project Director, Marty Willett.
Several cub scouts from the area gathered at the fort to learn about General Oglethorpe and Fort Hawkins. They even dedicated a new fire pit in his honor.
The boys were surprised to hear that the journal of a ranger from Fort Hawkins said herds of buffalos use to reside in Macon.
Willett says they asked for donations of Georgia's state flower, the Cherokee Rose to enhance the security fence surrounding Fort Hawkins.
"I'm proud to say that we had over two dozen donated." said Willett.
You can visit the fort every weekend until four in the afternoon and Willett says Georgia Day will be an annual event.