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Fort McAllister State Park

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Address: 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Phone Number: +1 912-727-2339
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Camping
Description: Home of the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy...
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.
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This is for those of us who just will not let go of the past. So amazing to get there and feel the reality of hundreds of years gone by, but yet you are still in the mitts of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Ballston Spa, New York
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Ballston Spa, New York
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is for those of us who just will not let go of the past. So amazing to get there and feel the reality of hundreds of years gone by, but yet you are still in the mitts of history. Beautiful area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Fort McAllister site is well-preserved considering that it was not a traditional masonry/brick fortress. Fort McAllister was an earthen fortification guarding the southern water approaches to the key Confederate port of Savannah. The fort itself withstood naval bombardment (the defenders would just got out each night and repair the damage to the earthen berms from the daily bombardment) and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Worth the time -- great insight into some of the fortifications of the Confederacy. Very nice surroundings - huge, old live oaks, the river, marshes, etc. (Caution: bring some insect repellent -- you will be glad you did).

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Cumming, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed in one of the cottages - WOW, what a surprise. The cottage was first class and clean as a pin. It had two bed rooms, two full baths, 3 - yes 3 TV's with satellite and a full kitchen. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils etc. Also, a nice screened in porch with rocking chairs and ceiling... More 

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Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visited this weekend. We were not impressed and really disappointed. We have visited many forts, and this was the worst. Don't waste your time or money (it costs $26 for 3 of us) when there are many forts in the area that are so much better and cost little to visit. Yes the area is pretty, but the fort... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great place to see the low country. Beautiful view of the river and local landscape. Nice hiking trail. Great playground, nestled under 100 year old oak trees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Friendly staff, $5 or $50 for a year for entry. Very popular for camping. The fishing pier is a great size and easily accessed. It would be great for events as well. Lots of little crabs on the shore to watch too!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If your a history buff this place is cool, there is a ship sunk in the river here. Earthen mounds, old structure earth bunkers from civil war. Take a hike and have lunch here you will love it.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We've been to lots of forts but this was one of our favorites. The history is amazing. Watch the movie first and then follow the printed tour in the brochure. The people in the gift shop were really nice. We didn't camp here or anything, but it looks like a great place for that.

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Jesup, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My family recently took my son and a friend camping here. The campground is really nice. We rode our bikes down to the fort and spent a few hours there. We also went fishing from the pier. This is one of our favorite parks to rest and relax in.

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