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

National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join us as we celebrate National Trails Day with a hike on our 3 mile Redbird Creek Trail. Our Naturalist will talk about the different Eco-systems in the park. Bring insect repellent and water.  No fee to participate in hike. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Let's Get Batty With Sarah
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Learn about our Brown Bat population at the park and why we enjoy having them make their home here with us. After a brief talk , we will walk 1/2 mile to our bat houses and watch as they emerge for a night of insect hunting. Then we will return to the visitors center for a campfire...  $4.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Fishing In Our Coastal Waters
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Learn about how to fish in our local rivers and around the barrier islands from our experts. You will learn about the regulations and required licenses as well as what equipment you need...  $4.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 22, 2015 until Jun 26, 2015 
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
The theme for this camp is Archaeology and Native Americans of our area. We will have archaeological digs and discover hidden treasures. Work beside professional archaeologist and use their tools to learn just what they do as an archaeologist...  $90.00 per child $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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.  $8.00 per adult and $5.00 per child 6-17 $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Story Time With A Ranger
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Fort McAllister State Park
Join a ranger as she reads stories with a nature theme. Enjoy the books and then stay for some fun at our playgrounds and picnic areas.  No event fee $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.  $8.00 per adult $5.00 per child ages 6-17 $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.  $3.00 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.
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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