Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Fort King George Historic Site
Historic Site 912-437-4770

This is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia's coast. From 1721 until 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. A cypress blockhouse, barracks and palisaded earthen fort were constructed in 1721 by scoutmen led by Colonel John “Tuscarora Jack” Barnwell. For the next seven years, His Majesty’s Independent Company garrisoned the fort. They endured incredible hardships from disease, threats of Spanish and Indian attacks, and the harsh, unfamiliar coastal environment. After the fort was abandoned, General James Oglethorpe brought Scottish Highlanders to the site in 1736. The settlement, called Darien, eventually became a foremost export center of lumber until 1925.

Using old records and drawings, this 18th century frontier fortification on the Altamaha River has been reconstructed for public tours. Structures include a blockhouse, officers' quarters, barracks, a guardhouse, moat and palisades. A museum and film cover the Guale Indians, the Santo Domingo de Talaje mission, Fort King George, the Scots of Darien and 19th century sawmilling when Darien became a major seaport. In addition to the many fort buildings, remains of three sawmills and tabby ruins are still visible. This site is on the Colonial Coast Birding Trail.
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Tuesday–Sunday 9AM-5PM
Closed Monday (except holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Closed Tuesday when open on Monday.

Historic Site Admission:
- $7.50 Adults
- $7.00 Seniors (62+)
- $4.50 Youth (6-17)
- Free (under 6)
• Group tours available for 15 or more people. Reservations required at least one week in advance. Group tours consist of a one-hour living history presentation on a soldier’s life and a weapons demonstration.
• Picnic area and bus parking available.

Note: Fort King George Historic Site has no reservable facilities.
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The Ghosts Of Fort King George
Friday, Oct 30, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Come and join us for an evening of trick and treating, as we step back in time with the ghosts of the fort.  $3. 912-437-4770.
CoastFest 2015
1st Saturday of Month 1 PM - 4 PM from Nov 7, 2015 until Dec 5, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaOctober 3 is CoastFest 2015. Each year the 1st Saturday Fun @ the Fort in the month of October is held at the DNR Region 2 office, located at 1 Conservation Way, BWK, GA. FREE ADMISSION to CoastFest. 912-437-4770.
Autumn Encampment- Student Day
Friday, Nov 13, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaStudents and teachers are invited to visit the site this day to experience a wide range of living history presentations. There will be an American Indian, Blacksmith, Baker, Spanish Soldier, Colonial Physician, Cannon Firing, and much more. Space is limited. Make reservations for your group now today!  $4-$7.50 912-437-4770.
The Debatable Land -- Autumn Encampment
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaA wide range of living history presentations will highlight various cultures and people that inhabited our region, long before Georgia was established in 1733. A battle reenactment will take place at 2 p.m.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
A Colonial Christmas at Fort King George
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Join the Garrison for a traditional dinner in the soldier's barracks for an evening of colonial style Yuletide jollification. $40 per person. Reservations Required.  $40. 912-437-4770.
Fort King George Historic Site
302 McIntosh Rd SE
Darien, GA 31305
McIntosh County

GPS Coordinates:
N 31.3644180 | W -81.4130690

Located in Darien, 3 miles east of I-95 exit #49.

Fort King George Historic Site
302 McIntosh Rd SE
Darien, GA 31305 View Details

Fort King George Historic Site

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