The on and off rain didn't keep people away from the Fort Hawkins Fourth of July Celebration in Macon on Thursday.
Known as the "birth place" of Macon, the Fort was established in 1806 by Indian Agent Colonel Benjamin Hawkins and Thomas Jefferson. Another cool fact is that Hawkins served with George Washington during the Revolutionary war.
Kids of all ages came out to the Fort to learn some history and to see fireworks set by program coordinator Marty Willett.
It was an especially fun treat for friends Cordelia Nelson and Mary-Katherine Lewis.
"It's kind of like you being in a different time, back when all of these other people were here. And it's special to celebrate it," said Nelson.
The fort on the site now is a replica built in the 1930s. If you're interested in touring it's open from 12-4 on Saturdays and Sundays.