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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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very impressive

the earthworks here are very impressive. they have kept them in fantastic condition. if you are a history buff, this is a nice spot. bring bug spray, the mosquitos are all over... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Woodstock, Maryland
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Woodstock, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

the earthworks here are very impressive. they have kept them in fantastic condition. if you are a history buff, this is a nice spot. bring bug spray, the mosquitos are all over the place and they are hungry

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Savannah, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wrong day, wrong time, wrong weather. Not sure which but we spent a couple of hours walking on a cool windy day and saw almost no wildlife, a couple of Egrets out over the marsh, but everybody else must of have hunkered down for the day. Nice areas to spend a few hours or a day. We didn't visit the... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We left Seminole State Park to come to Fort McAllister. There was a big difference between the two. There are no campsites on water. The bathrooms need some updating. It just seems to be old. We were camping with other friends, and they felt the same way. The KOA in the area is much nicer. The staff was friendly, and... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We spent an hour or so exploring the Fort and learning about the history of the area. The self-guided tour is great for adults & children.

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fort McAllister fell in 1864, ending General Sherman's "March to the Sea" and leading to the fall of Savannah. This historic and very scenic restored Civil War Earthen Fort is located on the banks of the Ogeechee River, in Richmond Hill, Georgia. It is minutes away from the Heron Cove Bed and Breakfast, and minutes away from downtown Richmond Hill.... More 

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Glendive
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

McAllister was quite a patriot for building this earthen fortification. It's like going back in time. You can imagine the Confederates stationed here. Well planned displays and numbered exhibits match brochure to maximize your history lesson. Roomy secure, quiet camping at the park. Trails. No satellite cuz forest canopy at our site. WiFi at office, no password so you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Love this relaxing area and views. Large campsites. Be early as the amp site is first come even if you reserve one you don't get to pick your site so you may be stuck with a smaller site. It is a nice picnic shelters and griup areas. I plan to bring the scouts back next time. History is all over... More 

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Midway, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Don't miss this state park! Great place for some history, playing, kayaking, and a picnic! Visit the Georgia state parks website to find upcoming activities and events.

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Ontario
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Informative display then tour of a fort that survived union attack. Best for civil war buffs. Beautiful view of Ogeechee River. Park of state park so picnicking and camping nearby.

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Spokane, Washington
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Loved the park. great for history buff but was shocked at both entrance AND parking fee. hardly anyone there but a few campers when we went so it was nice. go take a hike around- not too strenuous and lots to see.

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