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Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Richmond Hill
This is the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy and the end of General Sherman's March to the Sea. Recently, an original 1864 flag which flew above the fort was returned to Georgia and mounted in the museum. On Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., the fort will feature a special program about Confederate soldiers, as well as musket and cannon firings. Admission is $3.50-$6.50. Nestled among giant live oaks, Spanish moss and salt marsh, this park is also a great place to visit for camping, hiking, fishing, boating and picnicking. It offers three cottages and 65 campsites.
Fort Morris State Historic Site, Midway
This earthen fort on the Medway River protected Georgia against the British in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. A museum describes the colonial port of Sunbury, and a nature trail and picnic sites are available. On Memorial Day, the fort will feature hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is $3-$4.50. For those wishing to take a mini staycation while in the area, campsites are available at nearby Fort McAllister and Skidaway Island.
Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, Dallas
Pickett's Mill is one of the best-preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation, highlighted with a museum, earthworks and wooded trails. The 1864 battle was one of the few Confederate victories during General Sherman's Georgia campaign. Admission is $3-$5. For those wishing to take a mini staycation while in the area, campsites and cabins are available at nearby Red Top Mountain State Park.