Feel the frontier at Wood Family Cabin! Deeply rooted in association with the Creek and Cherokee Native Americans, Wood Family Cabin interpreters shine light from a plain day, pioneering point of view. Consider yourself free to walk around the cabin.
Originally located about one mile to the south of the Chattahoochee River and approximately two miles from the site of the Creek Indian settlement of Standing Peachtree, Wood Family Cabin is noteworthy as an example of a log structure constructed during the time this area of North Georgia was the frontier. The cabin was the home of Elias and Jane Wood, ancestors of the Hartrampf family, and dates to Atlanta’s earliest days.
The Wood Family Cabin gives Atlanta History Center an opportunity to expand its programming more deeply into Native American study through the cabin’s association with both Creek Indians and Cherokees, who held title to the land directly across the river from the cabin until the late 1830s when they were removed from North Georgia on the Trail of Tears.
Meet the Past Experiences
Available on weekends April - October
Wood Family Cabin uses first-person, costumed interpreters who guide visitors through activities that bring history to life. Wood Family Cabin visitors encounter characters portraying individuals from a variety of time periods in which the cabin was inhabited, ranging from 1820s to 1840s.
Guests are encouraged to interact with the interpreters! Ask questions, and get responses from unique, historical points of view.