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“A fantastic piece of American history!”

Fort Morris Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Midway
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Owner description: The earthen works protected the port of Sunbury during the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and were later used as a Civil War Encampment. Museum has displays of civilian and military life during Georgia's Colonial, Revolutionary and Antebellum past.
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Run by the State of Georgia, this is the site of a fort colonial Americans used to fend off the British during revolutionary days. The state offers monthly presentations of historical pieces. All are interesting and informative.

See: http://www.gastateparks.org/FortMorris for more information.

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Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

Ft Morris is good place if you want to learn about the revolutionary war. It was manned by patriots and a young Col named John McIntosh. The name sake of the county just to the south. Col McIntosh was part of a Highlander force and stood up to the British when they came to take the fort. The Fort was the key to a coastal city by the name of Sunbury. When the British Lt asked for the fort surrender Col John told them to come take it! They didn't at that time but came back later and took the fort. Col John McIntosh lived in McIntosh County just south of the fort. My family moved to the south from NJ and bought a piece of property on the Sapelo River in McIntosh Co. Little did they know that the property was once owned by Col John McIntosh. To make a long story short his casket came up out of the ground ( Fisk Mummy Case) and it had to be buried for a 3rd time in the cemetery at the end of Pine Harbor road in McIntosh Co. It's all on the Internet. Tattnel Journal report about the Fisk Mummy Case.

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

My family really enjoyed visiting the site. They dress in authentic uniforms and the kids really thought that was cool. Nice way to spend an afternoon - learning about local history in a fun way.

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Reviewed 12 August 2012

I actually went around 2006. I'm trying to catch up on writing reviews to the places I've been too. Fort Morris has a nice little gift shop where I bought several reproduced papers on the United States Constitution, articles, and amendments. The area is lovely and very close to inter-coastal water ways. Fort Morris is close to Sunbury, Georgia which has a great little restaurtant and graveyard. Also in Midway one can stop and see the Midway Muesum.
If I remember correctly the fort has walking trails too.

2  Thank Khristinatew
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Even though I grew up in the south, our history books did very litte justice to the importance of the southern states in winning our revolution. This historic site helps to correct that mis-history. We stopped in here after we had explored Fort McAllister and it was an unique opportunity to compare the two sets of earthworks and how a reconstructed site compares to a site left untouched. I wished we had more time to explore some of the other nearby revolutionary sites.

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