Built by South Carolina colonists in 1721, Fort
King George was the southern most fortification defending the British
empire in North America. Though it only lasted six short years until 1727,
the fort served a monumental role toward the later establishment of Georgia.
Today, Fort King George Historic Site, operated by the Georgia Department
of Natural Resources Parks and Historic Sites division, hosts several
thousand visitors a year. Our award winning programs are aimed to teach
visitors about this monumental structure and how Georgia came to exist
as the thirteenth British colony in North America.