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Old Fort Jackson

1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
+1 912-232-3945
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The state's oldest remaining fort dates back to 1808 and includes a number of Civil War and other military exhibits. Daily cannon firing programs are offered at 11:00am and 2:00pm.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
+1 912-232-3945
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As your latest arrival. Because a couple of demonstrations start before 11am. We got a Lyft without problems. It is a very nice tour. These guys are awesome. The place itself has not too much to see but tour guides do their best. Don't forget...More

Thank Misifusmiau M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a last minute stop for me and I was so glad I made it! I thought I knew my Civil War History but learned a ton from the soldier at the fort. He took his job very seriously and was very entertaining.

1  Thank GranvilleBrian111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small Fort but you could get the sense of history here and the drummer and marching army brought it to life with the cannons firing.

Thank j s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sgt., fully dressed in his wool uniform, gave a fabulous detailed presentation! Visitors,young and old, became soldiers and were taught how to march to the drum,which was an important way to communicate! Also, how to load the 10 lb muskett and when to fire...More

3  Thank mjl106
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent time here with our kids at Old Fort Jackson - their ages are 6, 4 & 1. While the adults loved it, we were surprised by how much our kids loved it and still talk about it. We went during a time when...More

1  Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Jackson is not named for Andrew Jackson, soldier and later US President. Instead the fort is named for Revolutionary War soldier and later Georgia governor, James Jackson. Built in 1808 it guarded the Savannah River during the War of 1812. It was the Headquarters...More

Thank travel7continents
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They actually shot a cannon for us. This was a cool place to see some history. They have a guy who shows you how the cannons operate.

Thank ballumpire55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to go to a fort in the area, I suggest passing this up and going to Fort Pulaski. It's much bigger, more interesting, and actually costs less.

1  Thank Rockey S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great morning with children and adults joining in the fun. Pretending to be a soldier, marching, taking part in a battle after the gun salute, great story from the volunteers and how they told the story captured everyone's interest

1  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a simple fort but The kids had a blast running around the grass and checking out the fort. The tour guide did a really nice talk and finished off with firing the cannon. Well worth the trip.

Thank swtp232
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30 June 2017|
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Response from Emily_Beck | Property representative |
Cannon firing presentations include a history of the site and its significance. When kids visit, we try to make our programming as interactive as possible, including mock drill and marching.
14 June 2017|
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Response from Jennifer R | Property representative |
Hello, Admission is $8 +tax for adults, and $4 +tax for children (ages 2-12). Children under 2 are free.
25 April 2017|
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Response from Jennifer R | Property representative |
Unfortunately Old Fort Jackson is not accessible via public transportation. Guests without their own transportation have been know to utilize Uber or a taxi service to visit our site.