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Old Fort Jackson

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Address: 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
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+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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I wish I caught the name of the guy who does the historical presentation there. He was so into the character and gave rich explanations. The Cannon firing was FUN!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wish I caught the name of the guy who does the historical presentation there. He was so into the character and gave rich explanations. The Cannon firing was FUN!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The fort is off the beaten trail but it's worth the trip if you like history and forts. Not the biggest fort I have been to but it has some interesting qualities.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff / reenactors were friendly and approachable. We arrived at the fort just as it opened and was able to observe the interaction between the reenactors and a group of students - it was a well organized interactive experience for the students. There are many displays to look at in the buildings and each display is documented with detailed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived just in time for a free tour of the fort. The "Docent" tour guide was a volunteer who talked about the fort, it's construction, and role in the various stages of Savannah's growth as a major hub of the South. The anecdotes were captivating and although the tour lasted almost 90 minutes, it never lagged.

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Danbury, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited numerous pre civil war forts on the east coast. This is a small fort without much happening. For a history buff it did give you an idea how a small fort like this would be used.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small fort and privately owned. This fort is worthy of a stop to see some early Georgia military history. The museum part of the fort is developing nicely, grounds are well kept, nicely done displays. Easy access to the fort. There are a few stairs you can walk up to see the Savannah River - great view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited both Fort Pulaski and Old Fort Jackson in Savannah. I liked both, but preferred Fort Jackson. A smaller fort so the visit seemed more intimate. The introductory film held in one of the rooms of the fort was quite good and a gentleman in period uniform gave a good speech and demonstration of firing a... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Fort Jackson has lots of activities for both adults and kids and is the only Fort in the United States that fires a welcoming cannon salute to all visiting Warships, both domestic and foreign.

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Robbinsville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road connecting Fort Jackson to the Highway was a bit hidden. Then you have to pass a Chemical Plant, but when you reach Fort Jackson, it is a well maintained site. Workers are dressed in period appropriate attire. The open fields allowed my young children to burn off some energy. The hands on story telling was both educational and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem, Well maintained fort on the Savannah River. THe guide was dressed in period clothes and very well versed in the history of this fort. He made it interesting and fun. I got to see the cannon fired. It was so much fun we returned 4 days later for the MLK day celebration. We got to... More 

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