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

A Soldier's Serenade with the Eighth Georgia Regimental
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 until Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 2 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.  Reg admission rates apply. 912-727-2339.
Christmas Carols Around the Campfire
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Our campground guests are invited to come to a campfire at the assembly shelter where the choir from Saint Elizabeth Episcopal Church will be singing Christmas Carols. You are welcome to join them in singing carols that we all know. Get your Jingle on and come get in the Christmas spirit. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
First Day Hikes
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join us at 10:00am for a 3 mile nature hike with Ranger Rowe on the Redbird Creek Trail. This hike is medium difficulty and requires sturdy shoes and water. At 1:00 there will be a History Hike in and around the fort...  $3. Children under 5 free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Naturalist Mini Camp
Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 to Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 9 AM to 4 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Bring your lunch and spend the day learning about the many ecosystems within our park. Discover the wide variety of inhabitants at Fort McAllister and learn about how they live in our forest, marsh, and rivers. Space is limited so call the park to reserve your space. For ages 8-12.  $15.00 per camper. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Civil War Volunteer Trust Day
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
This annual event offers you the opportunity to help us maintain our very significant fort. We will be trimming plants, painting, cleaning, and doing other maintenance.We will provide lunch for our hard working volunteers. Come show your love of Fort McAllister.  No fees will be charged for volunteering. 912-727-2339.
Ogeechee Riverbank Cleanup
Saturday, May 16, 2015 12 PM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join us as we pick up trash along the banks of the Ogeechee river in the park. Our last cleanup filled 9 large bag of trash in just 2 hours. Make a difference in the environment be removing trash that is harmful to the wildlife. No park pass fee or admission. 912-727-2339.
Memorial Day
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day. We will have family activities and living history demonstrations throughout the day. Cannon firings and musket demonstrations hourly.  $7.50 Adults, $6.50 Seniors and $4.50 youth. $5 parking. 912-272-2339.
Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Celebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old fashioned fun. Games, food and fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings, and musket demonstrations.  $7.50 Adults, $6.50 Seniors and $4.50 Youth. Under 6 free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join us for some old fashioned family fun. Civil War era games and prizes.  $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors, $4.50 youth $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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 plus $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.  $7.50 for Adults, $6.50 Seniors, $4.50 Youth. 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.
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.
Contacts
Barry Ellis
912-727-2339 

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

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