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What is the Ocmuglee Mounds Association?

Great question! Ocmulgee Mounds Association (OMA) is the official

nonprofit partner of

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park!


We provide support for the park's educational programs, events, and exhibits, and we are always welcoming new Members to help us continue our work.

Can I shop the museum store online?

You can!

Click here, and browse our selection. If you have questions about an item that may not be listed, or you have any other curiosities or needs -- send us a message, and we will reach out as soon as we can!

What Membership benefits do you offer?

Each of our Membership tiers receive a different level of benefits based on contribution, beginning at the Student/Senior contribution level and ending with a Lifetime contribution level. To learn more about the difference in our Membership tiers, and what benefits are included, click here, and scroll to view all of our options! We are working to expand our Membership programs and benefits as well, so be on the lookout for additional benefits as we continue working towards bigger and better things!

What is the difference between Ocmulgee Mounds Association, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, and Ocmulgee National Park & Preserve Initiative?

It can get a little bit confusing, we understand! On the bright side, having a multitude of different names currently connected to the Ocmulgee Mounds is a good thing! But, let's try and simplify it: Ocmulgee Mounds Association (OMA) -- that's us! Since 1942, we have been the official non-profit partner of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. OMA is a volunteer, membership-supported non-profit whose mission is to provide resources to support the educational and interpretive programs at the park. Our funding comes from the park's museum store revenue, OMA Memberships, events, donations, and grants. OMA support ranges from interpretive visual aids, clay, and rack cards to funding the Lantern Light Tours, Ocmulgee Indigenous Celebration, Every Kid Outdoors and Cultural programs. Additional support includes the river cane restoration project, the park sign at the Emery Hwy entrance, the Outdoor Classroom, and the canoe exhibit! Our goal is to make investments for long-term, meaningful impact at the park -- and by extension, in our community!


Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park (OMNHP) -- that's the park itself!

Managed by the National Park Service, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is a historical site of over 12,000 years of continuous human habitation located in Macon, Georgia.

You can learn more about the park at



Ocmulgee National Park & Preserve Initiative (ONPPI) -- did you notice the "Historical" part of the park's title? ONPPI is working to change that!

ONPPI is a community-based group of Middle Georgia and Muscogee (Creek) citizens working together to expand the current site of the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park into Georgia’s first National Park and Preserve! Learn more about their mission and progress at

How can I become a Member with the Ocmulgee Mounds Association?

We're excited you're interested in becoming a Member with us! Your support is a huge part of the "how" behind what we do.

Simply click here, look over our different Membership options to find one that's best suited for you, click "Join," and you will be redirected to a PayPal page to finalize your Membership!

What are the Lantern Light Tours?

Held yearly during Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival, the Lantern Light Tours provides visitors with a unique experience of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park!

Tour size is limited, so please reserve your spot ahead of time.

Visit our Lantern Light Tours

page under "Featured Events" for more info!

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