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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. Three cottages 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
    • 3 Cottages ($185) -- #3 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
    • 65 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($27-$30)
    • 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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Handicapped Accessible Art Among the Trees
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Artists and novices alike come out and create art for the park using the natural materials found all around us. Stop by and watch others make masterpieces with Mother Earth for a yearlong natural exhibit. Contact the park for more information about professional art entries.  $10 for crafters and artists, includes the $5 parkpass. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Treasures from the Soldier's Knapsack
Friday, May 2, 2014 until Saturday, May 31, 2014 8 AM to 5 AM
Civil War History EventTake a look at our Monthly Exhibit showcasing the belongings and personal items that reside deep within the depths of the Civil War soldier’s knapsack.  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Talley Talk on Knapsack Treasures
Saturday, May 17, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Civil War History EventOn the 17th of May, Ranger Talley Kirkland will be at the museum's monthly display to give a presentation on the treasured belongings that resided deep within the soldier's handy knapsack.  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 24, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years! Cannon & musket firings, Civil war era demonstrations and lots of family fun!  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Natives & Newcomers to the Georgia Coast
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaExplore the park and learn the history of Coastal Georgia. From Guale to Oglethorpe, there will be a great deal of history to learn as we take a 3 mile hike on Redbird Creek Trail.  $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Junior Ranger Camp #1
Weekdays 9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 23, 2014 until Jun 27, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunSpend a week with us and learn skills from Civil War soldier training to outdoor survival skills and canoeing. Become an official Junior Ranger! For ages 8 – 12 years old. Cost of Junior Ranger Camp is $90 per camper for the entire week.  $90 per camper. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Independence Day Celebration
Friday, Jul 4, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Join us as we celebrate our proud country’s birthday and our right to be free! A parking pass is required for those who only want to use the Day Use area outside of the Fort and Museum. For those attending the event at the fort, please pay the Historic Site Admission rates at the museum when you arrive.  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
A Midsummers Night Stream
Friday, Jul 11, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Invite your friends and family to join us as we paddle past the high grass of the tidal creeks where we’ll make our way to a sandbar to enjoy the night beneath the moonlit sky. Reservations required: maximum 24 participants. Must call office one week prior to event to reserve.  $20 per Individual, $ ParkPass per Vehicle. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Junior Ranger Camp #2
Weekdays 9 AM - 2 AM from Jul 14, 2014 until Jul 19, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunSpend a week with us and learn skills from Civil War soldier training to outdoor survival skills and canoeing. Become an official Junior Ranger! For ages 8 – 12 years old. Price is $90 per camper for the whole week.  $90 per camper. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Full Moon Stargazers Party
Friday, Aug 8, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Take a trip to Fort McAllister to see the night sky in a new way. With the moon to light up the night, this will be the perfect opportunity to see the stars shining brightly above us. Ms. Mullenax, Professor of Astronomy and Physics at AASU, will be here to help you discover and define the starry sky.  $7 per Individual $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Rowe's Guide to the Great Outdoors
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaIf you've ever wanted to know more about almost every plant or animal on the Georgia Coast, then you’ll want to stop by for a 3 mile day hike on our trail with Master Naturalist Rowe.  $5 in addition to the Parking fee $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Labor Day Festival
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
You deserve a little R&R for all your hard work, so gather the family up, kick back and enjoy yourselves at our Labor Day Festival! Visitors who wish to only use the Day Use outside of the fort will require a $5 ParkPass. Fort and museum visitors need to pay for admission at the museum when they arrive.  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible "Incoming!" with Shuman's Artillery
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Civil War History EventCome and join us as we listen and learn about the use of artillery in the Civil War with our local expert Eddie Shuman. From mortars to howitzers and more, Shuman’s talk on artillery will be a blast. Date and time subject to change.  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Paddle Luncheon on the River
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 11:30 AM
Go on a midday meet with us as we paddle our way to Sharktooth Sandbar. Bring your own lunch for a picnic out on the sandbar.  $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBy helping us maintain our park, you are saving your local natural resources that are irreplaceable. Volunteers will be working on the preservation of their state parks, and as a thank you to our volunteers, will be providing lunch for their hard work.  No fees required for Historic Site Admission. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Civil War History EventExperience the Fort at night as you are guided into the past by Candle light! Visitors need to pay historic site admission rates at the museum when they arrive. Guided walks through the fort will be held every half hour.  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
A Paddlers Picnic
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Join us for a Sunday canoe and kayak excursion out to the local sandbar for a scenic lunch. Participants must bring their own food and are allowed to bring their own kayaks and canoes, but Park Office must be notified before the event. Advance registration required, on a first come – first serve basis.  $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 150th Winter Muster
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Civil War History EventCome join us on the actual date -- 150 years since General Sherman ordered his troops to take Ft. McAllister. Watch as we reenact this significant moment in our country’s history. Help us make this 150th Winter Muster the greatest one yet. The museum and staging area will be closed to the public at 4:00pm, and will reopen for the battle at 5:00pm.  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
A Soldier's Serenade with the Eighth Georgia Regimental
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 until Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 12 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.  Admission and time of event TBA. 912-727-2339.
Address/Directions
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill , GA31324


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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