Hardman Farm State Historic Site
The Sautee Nacoochee Indian Mound just south of Helen is perhaps the best known feature of Hardman Farm and a favorite landmark in North Georgia, with exceptional ties to Native American history. Things to do: Helen to Hardman Trail, Guided and Self Directed Tours, Seasonal Events including the Georgia's Spirit of Appalachia Food, Wine and Art Festival, Visitor Center, Gift Shop.
Historic Site Tours
|The gazebo-topped Indian Mound is perhaps the best known feature of Hardman Farm. The Nacoochee Mound is a burial site and was probably used long before the Cherokee inhabited the area. For more info on that check out this wikipedia entry. The tree-lined road leading from the Visitor Center to the house is a remaining portion of the historic Unicoi Turnpike. This 200-mile road went from Toccoa to western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. It began as a buffalo trail, then a Native American trading route.
The 173 acre Hardman Farm Estate offers self guided tours, and a guided tour that includes the Nineteenth Century mansion.
Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail
|This beautiful one mile ADA accessible trail follows the Chattahoochee River from Hardman Farm State Historic Site to Alpine Helen. Walk alongside history on the Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail.|