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Fort McAllister State Park

Address: 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Phone Number: +1 912-727-2339
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military museums, State Parks, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping
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...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Attraction details
Type: Military museums, State Parks, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It's a sad, beautiful place. A must see. Wonderful photo ops. A wonderful inside museum. Gift shop, restrooms, and picnic grounds with an inlet view. Outstanding

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Savannah, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stayed in this state park when we moved to the area. The first site we stayed on had an electrical fire in the box where you plug in to and it melted our plug. The host of the day couldn't have been more unhelpful and dis-interested in our plight. We had to go stay in a hotel that night... More 

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Pooler, Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Well I have been to so many different experiences with civil war sites but this one is my favorite. I got to experience this location with just my father. It was truly amazing and hard to put into words the joy I had. There is so much to see as you walk around this site. The map they give you... More 

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