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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.
Fort McAllister State Historic Park Business Plan
Park Hours: 7AM-10PM
Office and Museum Hours: 8AM-5PM
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
Historic Site Admission:
- $6.50 Adults
- $6.00 Seniors (62+)
- $3.75 Youth (6-17)
- $1.00 Child (under 6)
Group rates available with advance notice.
ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES:
• 1,725 Acres
• 3 Cottages ($150) -- #3 is dog friendly ($45 per dog, max 2)
• 65 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites ($25-$28)
• Backcountry Campsites ($9/person)
• 2 Picnic Shelters ($40)
• Group Shelter (seats 125 - $210)
• Pioneer Campground ($45)
• Earthwork Fort
• Civil War Museum and Gift Shop ($3.50-$5)
• Boat Ramps, Dock and Fishing Pier
• 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
• Canoe Rental
• Hiking and Biking – 4.3 miles of trails
• Bike Rental
• Birding - Colonial Coast Birding Trail
• Weddings (park approval required)
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Winter Muster Reenactment|
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 9 AM to 4 PM
|On December 13, 1864, General Sherman ended his March to the Sea by ordering his troops to take Fort McAllister. Come and watch as we reenact this historically significant moment in our country's history. Program & demonstration from 9am - 4pm. Battle at 5:00pm. Adults $6.50, Seniors $6.00, Youth (6-17) $3.75, 5 & Under Free. 912.727.2339.|
Valentines & Venus Stargazing Party|
Friday, Feb 14, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
|Invite your Valentine for a night beneath the moon and stars as we learn and solve the secrets of space with Ms. Mullenax, Professor of Astronomy and Physics at AASU. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner to eat under the stars. Alcohol is prohibited. $8 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.|
150th Winter Muster|
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
|Come 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. Historic Site Admission rates. 912-727-2339.|