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Old Fort Jackson

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Address: 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
Phone Number: +1 912-232-3945
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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The state's oldest remaining fort dates back to 1808 and includes a number...

The state's oldest remaining fort dates back to 1808 and includes a number of Civil War and other military exhibits.

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Old Fort Jackson

We was glad to stop in, in up doing a photo shot with my friend. Good area for pictures. We really enjoyed ourselves.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Odell H
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Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We was glad to stop in, in up doing a photo shot with my friend. Good area for pictures. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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Lewisville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the closest fort to Savannah only about 15 minutes or less from downtown. They fire the cannon at 11:00 and 2:00. The fort is fairly small and does not take much time to see. Very interesting.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At Old Fort Jackson, our docent was knowledgable and amusing and made the history of this oldest fortification on the American East Coast come alive with animated anecdotes. I am always amazed at the terrible circumstances that military men (and, often their families) had to endure in defines of various fortifications. Often, they died of disease rather than from combat.... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good time and learned a lot about the Fort and the history of soldiers. The re-enactment was great and very entertaining.

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Thank McAfeeTexas
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to come here because my 21 year old son is a history buff. The video (long) is informative and helpful. We laughed at the fort that was never in the war, imagined to long long days filled with constant activity. And great photo opps!

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Napoleon, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fort does not receive any kind of Federal or State funding. It is all private and it is obvious that those who have restored and maintain the fort have a great love of their country and its history. We were able to hear an employee, dressed in historical uniform, give about a 30 minute oral history of the fort,... More 

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Georgia Coast, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stick around for cannon-firing and information provided beforehand---a delightful young man performed superbly and provided terrific historical facts---more edutainment than the dryness of straight historical narratives.

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Thank DeBuskPhotography
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Jackson is about 10 min outside of downtown Savannah. It's an important landmark frequently referenced in historical narratives. Because of high expectations, touring it was a little underwhelming. Nevertheless it's a fun experience and I recommend stopping in!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the park as part of a 3 park pass. We happened to go on veteran's day and got to honor veterans by stating their names when doing the parade of arms, which was a humbling experience. The firing of the cannon was pretty sweet. All in all is was a great experience. I would recommend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy the presentation of how the soldiers lived and defending the fort. The fired a flint gun and a cannon showing how fast soldiers had to be. The tour was about 1 hour long and very interesting. I feel all ages would enjoying learn about the fort as we did. A short way to the fort from the parking... More 

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