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Fort McAllister State Park

3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
+1 912-727-2339
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, State Parks, Museums
Activities: Camping
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Home of the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy, this coastal park offers a museum containing Civil War artifacts as well as camping and picnicking facilities.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We spent a few days at this Georgia State Park during early October. It was the perfect stopover between Miami, Florida and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The sites for RVs were all "pull-in" sites except one. The sites are rather small and close together but our site was fine for our small travel trailer. The site itself needed some clean-up,... More

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a wonderful state park. This park has a lot of history and nature abound - Red tail Hawks/Birds/Dragonflies on steroids (never have we seen Dragons this large) luckily we did not run into Bears or Alligators. They have beautiful modern cabins that you can rent. We rented bikes and rode through the campground (Tents and Rv's) this is... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ft. McAllister is an excellent contrast with the brick based Ft. Pulaski out by Savannah Beach. Cool and shaded in summer this area has plenty of picnic tables and has hosted some momentous 4th of July picnic celebrations. The tidal creeks provide an excellent kayaking venue.

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Surfside Beach, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well worth going to. Very educational for all. Recommend reading up on fort before you go. This will help you get more out of your visit.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Best to travel with a motorbike, as there will be many things to see on the intercoastal way. Not only this is a wonderful site for camping, you can also see for yourself why this is a key defense fort during the Civil War.

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We really enjoyed this fort and hiking trails. My teens especially liked exploring the underground areas of the fort. The small museum is worth stopping in - staff is very helpful.

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Savannah, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We camped here for Labor Day Weekend with several friends. Camp sites are a good size. There are some nice trails to walk through, a boat ramp, a good size playground. The camping area is on an island away from the fort. (you need a code to enter island) It is a couple mile bike ride to get from fort... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is the best place to eat when your out cruising on the Motorcycle, beautiful ride, beautiful veiw of the intercoastal way. Sit and enjoy the great food and the beautiful boats and most the time really neat compititions are going on. This is a Must !!!!

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Englewood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

During the lated 1930's, Henry Ford purchased this site and began extensive restoration. Today it is one of the best preserved Confederate earthwork fortifications. The earthen walls, which were built to absorb the impact of heavy artillery projectiles, remind me somewhat of indian burial mounds . At the visitors center there is a small museum and a short, interesting film.... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to visit with kids. We stayed in one of the older cottages. The cottage had 2 screened in porches and rocking chairs to enjoy your morning coffee. It's great to come in to the a/c when you have been outside in the heat most of the day. It's quiet and clean. The park offered labor day activities for... More

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