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"For centuries the rising and ebbing tides of the Great Ogeechee River at Fort McAllister State Historic Park have mirrored the currents of history, connecting Native American life, the valor of Civil War soldiers through to the Henry Ford Era and on to present day visitors."
Located close to I-95 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 General William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea.” Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a hot shot 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.
Reservations, Accommodations & Facilities
- 1,725 Acres
- 7 Cottages
- 67 Tent, Trailer & RV Campsites
- 2 Backcountry Campsites (1.5-mile hike to sites)
- 3 Picnic Shelters
- 1 Group Shelter (seats 150)
- 2 Pioneer Campgrounds
- Earthwork Fort
- Civil War Museum & Film
- Gift Shop
- Boat Ramps, Dock & Fishing Pier
- Wi-Fi — available in the park office & museum
- Birding — Colonial Coast Birding Trail
- Civil War Film
- Educational Programs
- Fort Tours — daily at 2 p.m.
- Hiking — 4.3 miles of trails
- Weddings — park approval required
- Kayak, Canoe & Paddleboard Rental
- Bike Rental
- Archery (no open range, events only)
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Several programs are offered daily. Topics include the Civil War, soldier life, weapons, wildlife, crafts and more. Guided tours are offered at 2 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance; please all the park to reserve your tour. Self-guided fort tours are also available.
Park 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
Office 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fees & Passes
$5 parking. Annual passes available.
Historic Site Admission
- Adults (18–61): $9.00
- Seniors (62+): $8.00
- Youth (6–17): $5.00
Group rates available with advance notice.
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
N 31.888583 | W -081.200883