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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Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM - 3 PM

Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 7 PM - 9:30 PM

A Paddlers Picnic
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 1 PM - 3 PM

150th Winter Muster
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 9 AM - 4 PM

A Soldier's Serenade with the Eighth Georgia Regimental
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 12 PM - 4 PM




Address
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324


GPS Coordinates:
N 31.888583 | W -081.200883

Located 10 miles east of I-95 on Ga. Spur 144 (take I-95 exit #90).

Phone
(912) 727-2339

 
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