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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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Loved the fort!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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103 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
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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Savannah, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I'm not a big history buff and get bored with it fairly easily; however, my brother and his family were in town so I tagged along as they visited Ft.McAllister. I have to say I was rather fascinated by the park. There was a short 10min film at the beginning if you wanted to watch it, the artifacts had a... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It is a great place for lunch or just a stroll thru time there are several different trails to enjoy. They do a great job of upkeep of the grounds there is a movie of the history and you can visit the old fort itself Great for family or just a stroll by yourself

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Didnt camp there just visited the museum and fort. It was very clean and in good shape. Museum was small but very informative. 10 min video of fort and battle was very good. Be warned though, biting flies and gnats may cause you some aggravation. It took us about 1.5 hours to do the museum, video and walk the grounds.... More 

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Oxford, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Pros: tent site with electricity, clean bathrooms, Park seclusion (not in the middle of a city), campground seclusion (not right in the middle of day visitors), very nice campground hosts, Rangers and Park employees were awesome, close enough to Savannah, close enough to shopping, close enough to Tybee. Cons: biting gnats (use bounce dryer sheets, makes it a little better),... More 

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

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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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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