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Winter Muster - 150th Anniversary, Battle of Fort McAllister Reenactment
The fort will be filled with Confederate soldiers as they prepare for battle. Visitors can watch skirmishes between Union and Confederate troop as they fire muskets and cannons. Walk among the earthworks and tour a Civil War museum. At 5 p.m., the same time that the actual battle occurred, visitors can watch Union forces breach the fort.
On December 13, Fort McAllister State Park will host its largest Civil War re-enactment – exactly 150 years after Gen. William T. Sherman ended his “March to the Sea” by overtaking the fort. Winter Muster is expected to bring more than 300 re-enactors and 1,000 visitors to the park south of Savannah, with additional public events planned for December 11 and 12 as well. The three-day commemoration begins Thursday, December 11 as Union soldiers set up camp at the Richmond Hill Museum and answer visitors’ questions about the upcoming battle. On Friday, soldiers will march from the intersection of Highway 144 and Fort McAllister Road to the park, setting up camp when they arrive. By 9 a.m. on Saturday, the fort will be filled with Confederate soldiers as they prepare for the battle they know is coming. Throughout the day, visitors can watch skirmishes between Union and Confederate troop as they fire muskets and cannons. Guests can also walk among the earthworks and tour a Civil War museum. Then at 5 p.m., the same time that the actual battle occurred 150 years ago, visitors can watch Union forces breach the fort and take Confederates as prisoners.
$6.00 per person Free for children under 6 years old
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
N 31.888583 | W -081.200883
10 miles east of I-95 on Ga. Spur 144 (take I-95 exit #90).
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