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Battle of Allatoona Pass Nighttime Tours - October 4

posted Sep 23, 2014, 1:44 PM by redtop admin   [ updated Sep 23, 2014, 7:56 PM ]

Join us to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Allatoona Pass with a unique, nighttime tour experience.

October 4, 2014  Tours: Every 30 minutes from 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Reservations required

Please be aware that this event is not suitable for children due to the rigorous walk and loud cannon and musket fire.  The tour is not ADA Accessible.  Cameras are not permitted on the tour.

2014 Haunted Hayrides

posted Sep 15, 2014, 6:24 AM by redtop admin   [ updated Sep 15, 2014, 5:07 PM ]

Our annual haunted hayrides are in the works. 

All new this year but still the same family-friendly fun you've come to know and love!

Christmas at the Cabin

posted Nov 13, 2013, 12:39 PM by redtop admin

The holidays are almost here, and Red Top will be celebrating on December 7 during the Christmas at the Cabin special event. Enjoy holiday festivities from the mid-1800s including music, toys and game, crafts, and of course Santa! During this living history event there will also be blacksmithing, leatherworking, sewing, spinning, and more.
 
We're always on the lookout for people willing and able to demonstrate pioneer skills at these homestead events. If you're skilled in blacksmithing, woodworking, sewing, spinning, quilting, or crafts, contact Ranger Marcus at marcus.toft@gmail.com or 770-966-8199.

Record-breaking Iron Pour

posted Nov 13, 2013, 11:36 AM by redtop admin   [ updated Nov 13, 2013, 11:38 AM ]

The Iron Pour on November 9 was a HUGE success. One hundred and twenty scratch blocks went on sale at 2 pm behind the Park Office and we were sold out nine minutes later! The pour itself started on time and took less than an hour and a half, which means that furnace was hot. Thanks to all the staff and volunteers who helped out.
This might be the longest scratch block line ever.

Meteors & More

posted Nov 13, 2013, 11:25 AM by redtop admin   [ updated Nov 13, 2013, 12:24 PM ]

The park's ever-popular "Meteors & More" program is almost here! At 5:30 pm on Saturday, November 16, join us in the Discovery Room at the Park Office for a short presentation by the North Georgia Astronomers. After the presentation, head outside for some night sky viewing.
 
A few telescopes will be on hand but feel free to bring your own as well, just let Ranger Marcus know ahead of time:
770-966-8199
 
See you there!

Halloween Hayride Survey

posted Oct 28, 2013, 7:39 AM by redtop admin   [ updated Oct 28, 2013, 7:40 AM ]

Another year of Halloween Hayrides has come and gone! If you attended this year's event, please take a minute to fill out this short, five-question survey and provide us with valuable feedback.
Click here to take survey

2013 Haunted Hayride Reservations Begin September 15

posted Sep 15, 2013, 4:15 AM by redtop admin

Starting September 15, you can make your reservations for our annual Haunted Halloween Hayrides!  Click here for more details!

Bluegrass Season will be back!

posted May 17, 2011, 6:38 AM by redtop admin   [ updated Sep 15, 2013, 4:18 AM ]

Our ever popular Mountain Music Series returns year after year.  Check here for the schedule.

Iron Pour movie

posted Jan 6, 2011, 12:33 PM by redtop admin

At our most recent iron pour (a makeup pour from November) we had the opportunity to train a bunch of new people to help out.  We also were able to take the time to video the pour!  If you've never been to an iron pour with us (or even if you have) you may enjoy this short video of highlights!

Iron Pour - Red Top Mountain State Park


Scratch blocks from November pour now ready

posted Jan 6, 2011, 5:33 AM by redtop admin   [ updated Jan 7, 2011, 10:25 AM ]

Thanks to all of you who have patiently waited for the scratch blocks you made back in November.  A huge crowd of folks braved the November cold to watch as the Iron Furnace simply refused to cooperate.

We were finally able to gather enough staff and volunteers to pour the amazing scratch blocks you all created and they are ready for pickup!  You can come by the park office anytime between the hours of 9 and 5, Monday through Saturday.  Unfortunately, as always, we did have a few blocks that were carved too deep or cracked that didn't make it.  Below are pictures of all the molds that worked (over 120 of them).  They are numbered to make finding yours easy when you go to pick them up.  We suggested looking at these pictures to find yours before you go.  We also have a sign-in sheet at the office so we can make sure there are no mixups.  If you have any questions or problems, feel free to contact us via email:  info@friendsofredtop.org.  Click on the images below to see the full size picture.

 
Blocks 1-12

 
 
Blocks 13-24

 
 
Blocks 25-39

 
 
Blocks 40-44
 
 
Blocks 45-52
 
 
Blocks 53-64
 
  Blocks 65-76
  Blocks 77-90

  Blocks 91-104

  Blocks 105-116

  Blocks 117-126

  

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