Old Fort Jackson

Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Old Fort Jackson
4.5
Military Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Joel G
Cedar City, UT21 contributions
A must do!!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience!!! The rifle and cannon firing were so cool to watch. The gentlemen in character was very knowledgeable about everything about the civil war era and the fort. Very impressed and will visit again if we are ever back in savannah!!!
Written 22 October 2021
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Lorena D
Seneca, South Carolina5 contributions
Awesome demonstration
Oct 2021
The guide was very engaging and fun. We enjoyed listening to the demonstrations and seeing the fort.
Written 18 October 2021
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Suzanne S
Lake Mary, FL25 contributions
Stay for the firing of the cannon
Apr 2021
Enjoyed seeing this old fort and listening to the guide talk about the life in the fort. The best part was the firing of an actual cannon.
Written 18 October 2021
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Glen M
Smithsburg, MD385 contributions
Nice fort, great demonstration
Oct 2021
Nice little fort. Mr. Revas gave the best civil war musket drill I have ever seen. Great presentation. I've seen many, but his was hands down the best. Spent about an hour. Learned much. Nice film as well. Great models of ironclads as well.
Written 17 October 2021
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JJ Dixon
Charleston, SC2 contributions
Best historic fort tours and demonstrations
Oct 2021 • Couples
A must-see in Savannah. One of the best historic forts I've ever been to with daily cannon and rifle firings. Spend a few hours here if you're in Savannah!
Written 14 October 2021
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Margaret L
1 contribution
Wonderful presentation. Great presenters and fantastic cannon shot. Impressed adults as well as a 12 year old
Oct 2021 • Family
Wonderful presentation and presenters. The history shared impressed all 4 adults and the 12 year old. Small and mighty story
Written 12 October 2021
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Chip
2 contributions
Old Fort Jackson Presentation
Oct 2021 • Family
My family went to Old Fort Jackson just to explore and learn more about the history of the fort. We happened to arrive when they were doing a presentation. The presentation was great and we were able to see the firing of 2 cannons and a musket. My kids got to participate by playing the drum to signal when to fire the musket. The gentleman doing the presentation was professional and very thorough. If you are in the Savannah area you need to check out Fort Jackson!
Written 11 October 2021
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John W
2 contributions
Lovely place to visit
Oct 2021
Really great and amazing place to go! Love the history on African Americans and women who helped either of the war efforts that Fort Jackson saw. Ensure to get there in time for the three demonstrations that happens back-to-back. Our guide was stupid awesome and knew his history quite well, all the while enacting the infantry-person that he was. Fav part: shooting the cannon at the ferry boat!
Written 10 October 2021
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Caroline M
1 contribution
Corporal Carter is a Savannah must
Oct 2021 • Family
Definitely go for the firing demonstrations as Corporal Carter and his amazing in character performance was one of the best things I’ve seen at any fort I’ve visited. The location is also tremendous for a quick morning or afternoon visit. Would definitely return again for the demonstration!
Written 10 October 2021
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Sara C
Lake Hopatcong, NJ172 contributions
Needs better upkeep
Oct 2021 • Friends
It’s just sad how they let this place get. It’s a piece of history and it just seems like little care is put into the maintenance of it. Otherwise the exhibits are cool and so are the firing of canons and rifles.
Written 10 October 2021
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Old Fort Jackson is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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