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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) (NEW 2014! Cottages 4-7 are now available for online reservations! Reserve yours today!
    • 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
Coastline Cleanup
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 11 AM to 5 PM
Join us as we walk the edge of the Ogeechee River at low tide and pick up trash that has washed ashore. Here is your opportunity to help save the river inhabitants. Come make a difference in our environment. Wear enclosed shoes that can get wet. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Home School Class
Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Middle and senior high students are invited to a class about the native american tribes who once lived in this area. Learn who lived here and when they lived here as well as how they lived and what they ate. This will be a great history lesson. Each car requires a park pass and there is a $2.00 per student fee.  $2.00 per student. $5 parking. 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.
Paddlers Picnic
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Join us for a canoe trip on Redbird Creek. Bring your lunch and we will provide the canoes. We will talk about the marsh while we paddle to a sandbar to enjoy our picnic. Each canoe can hold 2 adults and a child. Call for reservations.  $20 per person or $10 if you bring your own boat. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
How To Get Started In Civil War Re-enacting
Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Experienced Civil War Re-enactor, Clint Stanley, will answer all your questions about what it takes to become an active re-enactor. From proper clothing to camping, he will tell you everything involved in re-enacting. Clint has many years of experience at many battlefields and is very knowledgeable.  $3.00 per person. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Magnolia Trail Hike
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
This one mile hike is perfect for beginner hikers. This is a slow paced nature hike lead by the Park Naturalist. Learn about the Marsh, our trees and birds on Savage Island. Perfect hike for a family just starting out in hiking. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  $2.00 per person Children under 6 free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
The Guale of Satuache
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
When old world traditions mix with new world customs, you end up with Satuache, a Spanish mission for the conversion of the Guale to Christianity. Learn the local history of Satuache, the Spanish, and the Guale.  $3. Children under 6 are free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Decorating for Christmas Using Natural Materials
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Join Naturalist Shirley Rowe for a hands on demonstration on how to use, pine, holly, pine cones, and other materials found in the woods to make Christmas decorations for your home. You will leave with the knowledge of how to make garlands, wreaths, and ornaments. Make and take some with you. If you have a glue gun and gloves, bring them.  $6 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.
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.
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.
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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