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Travel back to colonial time by spending day at Fort Hollingsworth
Annual event celebrates Appalachian heritage at historic site in Alto
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Fort Hollingsworth was built in 1793 as a colonial defense establishment for local settlers in Banks County near Alto in the community of Hollingsworth.

A Day at Fort Hollingsworth

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 29

Where: Fort Hollingsworth-White House, 2307 Wynn Lake Road, Alto

Cost: Free

More info: www.forthollingsworth-whitehouse.com or 706-244-1239

As the three-day weekend of Memorial Day approaches, North Georgia residents can venture back to colonial times during an annual open house at Fort Hollingsworth-White House in Alto.

Fort Hollingsworth was built in 1793 as a colonial defense establishment for local settlers in Banks County, near Alto in the community of Hollingsworth. Operated by the nonprofit organization, Friends of the Fort, it is listed on the National List of Historic Places and operates as a free open-air museum.

The 21st annual Day at the Fort will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at 2307 Wynn Lake Road in Alto. The annual celebration is held every year before Memorial Day to celebrate local Appalachian heritage.

Activities include music, tours of the historic fort, living history, Civil War re-enactment, storytelling and a car show. The living history will feature post Revolutionary war living historians, period sutlers and traders, Civil War historians and FoxFire museum veteran Barbara Taylor Woodall, United Daughters of the Confederacy and drop spindle demonstrations. A Sunday service will feature Brother Joey Young preaching.

The car show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon and cost $20 per entry. Trophies will be awarded to the top three vehicles.

Food available onsite will be barbecue, homemade ice cream, fried pies and boiled peanuts.

Admission for both days is free.

For more information, visit www.forthollingsworth-whitehouse.com or its Facebook page or call 706-244-1239.

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