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Old Fort Jackson

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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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1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a well preserved War of 1812 and Civil War fort located an easy 3.5 mile drive from the Savannah Downtown Historic District. It is the State's oldest fort and dates back to 1808. Inside the fort are several military exhibits and be sure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 1 week ago

I drag my wife to forts most everywhere we go. It was a chilly weekday morning and we were the only ones there, so we had about an hour and a half private tour by one of the most knowledgeable "interpreters" anywhere. Usually it seems...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Inalbertsm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was SUCH a good visit and would absolutely recommend you make an effort to stop by! The staff and reinactors were incredibly nice, attentive and informative. We arrived a little late for the cannon fire and they waited for us to run over to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 280mccute
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drive out to Fort Jackson while visiting the Savannah area. Definetly worth a visit if you are interested in seeing first hand a well preserved fort from the Civil War times. The staff in their uniforms of the time were very helpful. On a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Old Fort Jackson on our way out of town late on a Sunday afternoon. I was glad we stopped. The exhibits and demonstrations were all very well done. We were there for the 11 a.m. cannon firing, which was a bonus.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CInChatham
Reviewed 7 November 2018

My family was entertained. From my oldest one that was actually interested in reading and learning about the fort to the younger boys who were more interested in playing in the flooded areas. We went in July/August after heavy raining. A lot of the fort...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Breanna S
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Really well set out and a great display….good value for money...excellent views....does have a small gift shop...however nothing outstanding to buy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maureenT
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This is a must visit if you are in the Savannah area. Sadly, this fort is not owned by the National Parks Service, which means it is all privately run. Everyday they shoot off a cannon and go through all the procedures involved. We also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JRachel95
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Site has been a fort since Revolutionary War times. Brick fort is from War of 1812 and has been nicely restored. Volunteers do a reenactment twice a day including live fire of a canon. School age children will particularly enjoy being included in the firing....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judy T
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely stop at Old Jackson Fort. We were keen on learning more about the American Civil War. We observed a girl scout troop earning badges by participating in the firing of the cannon. The #Sargent First Class" guide was a great storyteller...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ErinR329
29 April 2018|
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Response from CHEESEBALL27 | Reviewed this property |
The latter is what I found but some of them offered us a private tour.
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Samantha S
2 February 2018|
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Response from Buckeye_boy_614 | Reviewed this property |
It’s fairly close to the historic section of Savannah. It’s probably a 10-15 minute drive, mostly along the same road. Signage could be a bit better so keep your eyes out. Once you turn left off the main road, the fort is... More
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asb10989
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.
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