Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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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Directions

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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Phone
912-727-2339

Attracting Wildlife To Your Yard
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Learn how to attract a variety of wildlife to your yard. From birds to frogs, we will teach you what habitats are required to attract wildlife and keep them coming back.  $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Basics of Hunting In Coastal Georgia
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Are you thinking about becoming a hunter, but don't know where to begin? Come learn the basics of hunting from a State Game Warden. Learn when and where to hunt and what equipment you will need. Have all your questions answered by a professional.  $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
What Is Fall? Bring your elementary aged students to the park to learn about the season filled with falling leaves and pumpkins. Hands on activities and fun.  $2 plus $5 parking. 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.
Let's Get Batty With Sarah
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 6 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join Ranger Sarah for an informative talk about bats. Learn why we love our bat community here at the park. Take a walk to watch as they emerge from their houses and head out for an evening of hunting insects. Then we return to the visitors center for a campfire. Great event for the whole family...  $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
The Haunting of Savage Island
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Halloween comes to the campground. We invite our campground guests to decorate their campsite and wear costumes. The Rangers will drive through the campground and judge the campsites for creativity. We will be doing reverse trick or treating. You remain at your site and we bring candy to you...  Donations accepted $5 parking. 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‚Äôs 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.
History Under Our Feet
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
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.
Contacts
Barry Ellis
912-727-2339 

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

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