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› The gift shop is under renovation, so visitors should use the left side entrance to the museum.  

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› Pets are not allowed in or around historic sites. Park Rules.
This is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia's coast. From 1721 until 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. A cypress blockhouse, barracks and palisaded earthen fort were constructed in 1721 by scoutmen led by Colonel John “Tuscarora Jack” Barnwell. For the next seven years, His Majesty’s Independent Company garrisoned the fort. They endured incredible hardships from disease, threats of Spanish and Indian attacks, and the harsh, unfamiliar coastal environment. After the fort was abandoned, General James Oglethorpe brought Scottish Highlanders to the site in 1736. The settlement, called Darien, eventually became a foremost export center of lumber until 1925.

Using old records and drawings, this 18th century frontier fortification on the Altamaha River has been reconstructed for public tours. Structures include a blockhouse, officers' quarters, barracks, a guardhouse, moat and palisades. A museum and film cover the Guale Indians, the Santo Domingo de Talaje mission, Fort King George, the Scots of Darien and 19th century sawmilling when Darien became a major seaport. In addition to the many fort buildings, remains of three sawmills and tabby ruins are still visible. This site is on the Colonial Coast Birding Trail.

Upcoming Events
Scottish Heritage Days: A Colonial Reenactment
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Weapons That Made America
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Cannons Across the Marsh
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills
Hidden Gem
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM