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Fort McAllister State Park
Reservations 800-864-7275
Park 912-727-2339



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Located south of Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River, this scenic park showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads but did not fall until 1864 -- ending Gen. William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea.”  Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a furnace, bombproof, barracks, palisades and more, while a Civil War museum contains artifacts, a video and gift shop.
 
Nestled among giant live oaks, Spanish moss and salt marsh, this park is a beautiful location for camping, fishing, boating and picnicking. Seven cabins sit on stilts near the marsh, surrounded by palm trees and palmettos. The shaded campground is bordered by tidal Redbird Creek, a boat ramp, fishing dock and nature trail.  A large picnic area offers river views and playgrounds, while another boat ramp provides access to the Ogeechee River.

SOLDIER PROGRAMS:  Offered Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning at 1 p.m. Learn about the American Civil War, soldier life, medicine, infantry, weapons and more from staff historians.
 
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Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office and Museum Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
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Historic Site Admission:
- $7.50 Adults
- $6.50 Seniors (62+)
- $4.50 Youth (6-17)
- $2.00 Child (under 6)
Group rates available with advance notice.


ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
    • 1,725 Acres
    • 7 Cottages ($185-$200) -- #3 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2) (
    • 65 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$30)
    (Electricity & water are available at all campsites in the campground area.)
    • Backcountry Campsites ($10)
    • 2 Picnic Shelters ($40)
    • Group Shelter (seats 150 - $220)
    • Pioneer Campground ($50)
    • Earthwork Fort
    • Civil War Museum and Gift Shop ($3.50-$5)
    • Boat Ramps, Dock and Fishing Pier


ACTIVITIES:
    • Daily Civil War Programs -- artillery, flags of the South, infantry or weapons. Call for times.
    • Fort Tours -- self-guided using video, museum and fort guide or call for reservations.
    • Saltwater Fishing
    • Boating
    • Kayak Rental
    • Hiking and Biking – 4.3 miles of trails
    • Bike Rental
    • Picnicking
    GeoCaching
    • Playgrounds
    • Birding - Colonial Coast Birding Trail
    Weddings (park approval required)




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Events
A Soldier's Serenade with the Eighth Georgia Regimental
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 until Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Step back in time as the Fort McAllister is filled with the sounds and songs of the Eighth Georgia Regimental Civil War Band. This is a unique opportunity to experience the "in the moment" of the Civil War era with this phenomenal instrumental band.  Reg admission rates apply. 912-727-2339.
Christmas Carols Around the Campfire
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Our campground guests are invited to come to a campfire at the assembly shelter where the choir from Saint Elizabeth Episcopal Church will be singing Christmas Carols. You are welcome to join them in singing carols that we all know. Get your Jingle on and come get in the Christmas spirit. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
First Day Hikes
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Join us at 10:00am for a 3 mile nature hike with Ranger Rowe on the Redbird Creek Trail. This hike is medium difficulty and requires sturdy shoes and water. At 1:00 there will be a History Hike in and around the fort. An Interpretative Ranger will walk you through the past and tell you about the daily life at Fort McAllister during the war.  $3. Children under 5 free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Naturalist Mini Camp
Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 to Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 9 AM to 4 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBring your lunch and spend the day learning about the many ecosystems within our park. Discover the wide variety of inhabitants at Fort McAllister and learn about how they live in our forest, marsh, and rivers. Space is limited so call the park to reserve your space. For ages 8-12.  $15.00 per camper. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Civil War Volunteer Trust Day
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
This annual event offers you the opportunity to help us maintain our very significant fort. We will be trimming plants, painting, cleaning, and doing other maintenance.We will provide lunch for our hard working volunteers. Come show your love of Fort McAllister.  No fees will be charged for volunteering. 912-727-2339.
Ogeechee Riverbank Cleanup
Saturday, May 16, 2015 12 PM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us as we pick up trash along the banks of the Ogeechee river in the park. Our last cleanup filled 9 large bag of trash in just 2 hours. Make a difference in the environment be removing trash that is harmful to the wildlife. No park pass fee or admission. 912-727-2339.
Memorial Day
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day. We will have family activities and living history demonstrations throughout the day. Cannon firings and musket demonstrations hourly.  $7.50 Adults, $6.50 Seniors and $4.50 youth. $5 parking. 912-272-2339.
Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old fashioned fun. Games, food and fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings, and musket demonstrations.  $7.50 Adults, $6.50 Seniors and $4.50 Youth. Under 6 free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for some old fashioned family fun. Civil War era games and prizes.  $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors, $4.50 youth $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Join us for our biggest clean-up event of the year. We will be pulling weeds, trimming plants, spreading mulch, painting, and doing many other maintenance projects. Bring the family or a club or scout troop. There is something for every age. T-shirts and door prizes provided by Friends of Georgia State Parks.  no fees for volunteering. 912-727-2339.
History Under Our Feet
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Local Archaeologist, Jessie Larson will present a program about archaeology in our area. She will talk about local archaeology finds, how archaeologists know where to dig, and what tools they use. This informative talk and demonstration will be great for adults and older children.  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Annual Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Join us for our annual guided tour. See the soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for some hot cider and a cookie. Then prepare yourself for some noise as the cannon is fired over the Ogeechee River. This is one of most popular annual events.  $7.50 for Adults, $6.50 Seniors, $4.50 Youth. 912-727-2339.
The Haunting of Blackbeards' Island
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Savage Island becomes Blackbeards' Island for the weekend as we decorate and dress like pirates. Decorate your campsite like a pirate ship or camp and compete for prizes for the most original and most frightening campsite. Rangers will go site to site giving out candy. Come for a campfire where we will give prizes for best sites and best costumes. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Festival
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Come and see displays and demonstrations about many outdoor activities.Learn more about hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, birding,and much more. Enjoy a craft show, hayride and entertainment too. This will be a great and informative day.  $3.00 per person, under 6 is free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Address/Directions
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Bryan County


GPS Coordinates:
N 31.888583 | W -081.200883

Located 10 miles east of I-95 on Ga. Spur 144 (take I-95 exit #90).

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Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324 View Details


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Fort McAllister State Park


Make reservations using the options above or call 1-800-864-7275 (Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-5PM EST).
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