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Fort McAllister State Park


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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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GPS Coordinates:
N 31.888583 | W -081.200883

Located 10 miles east of I-95 on Ga. Spur 144 (take I-95 exit #90).

Address
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Bryan County
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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

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Phone
912-727-2339

Handicapped Accessible Labor Day Festival
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
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...  $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 EventPresenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Come 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
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
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 GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
By 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 EventPresenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Experience 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
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
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...  $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 150th Winter Muster
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Civil War History EventPresenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
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...  $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
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
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.
Contacts
Barry Ellis
912-727-2339 

Danny Joseph Brown
912-727-2339  Park Manager, DNR Fort McAllister Historic Park

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