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:  Learn about the American Civil War, soldier life, medicine, infantry, weapons and more from staff historians. Call for times.
 
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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

Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Living history demonstrations all day with the cavalry unit back by popular demand. Cannon and musket firings throughout the day. We are very excited to have nationally recognized reptile expert, Jason Clark and his staff with us.  $8.00 per adult $5.00 per child ages 6-17 $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Riverbank Cleanup
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Make a difference in the environment. Join us as we remove trash along the Ogeechee River at low tide. You can choose to work along the tree line, which is dry and requires sturdy shoes, or the water line which requires shoes that can get wet and muddy... 912-727-2339.
Red Bird Creek Trail Restoration - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join us for our biggest clean-up event of the year. We will be pulling weeds, trimming plants, spreading mulch, painting, and doing many other maintenance projects. Bring the family or a club or scout troop. There is something for every age...  no fees for volunteering. 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.  $3.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Annual Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join us for our annual guided tour. See the soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for some hot cider and a cookie. Then prepare yourself for some noise as the cannon is fired over the Ogeechee River. This is one of most popular annual events.  $5-$8. 912-727-2339.
The Haunting of Blackbeards' Island
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Savage Island becomes Blackbeards' Island for the weekend as we decorate and dress like pirates. Decorate your campsite like a pirate ship or camp and compete for prizes for the most original and most frightening campsite. Rangers will go site to site giving out candy... $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
It's feeling like fall, so let's enjoy the nice weather and take a hike. Join a ranger for a brisk 3 mile hike along the Redbird Creek trail. Stop and enjoy the marsh and hear a quick lesson about the mysteries of the marsh.  $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Festival
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Come and see displays and demonstrations about many outdoor activities.Learn more about hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, birding,and much more. Enjoy a craft show, hayride and entertainment too. This will be a great and informative day.  $3.00 per person, under 6 is free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Black Powder Safety Officer Training
Monday, Feb 22, 2016 until Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 8 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Bi-Annual Black Powder Safety Officer Training for Interpretive staff members that handle black powder weapons and storage. 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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