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Old Fort Jackson

1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404
912 232 3945
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As featured in Kid-friendly Savannah
Ranked #15 of 119 attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: The state's oldest remaining fort dates back to 1808 and includes a number of Civil War and other military exhibits.
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Atlanta GA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I drove out to Old Fort Jackson this past weekend and though I arrived too late to tour the interior of the small fort, the structure was well preserved and beautiful. Facing an estuary, it's easy to imagine colonial troops defending the Georgia Coast from the thick brick walls of the small fortitude. The short drive from the main road... More

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Orlando, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you have been to old forts, you pretty much know that they are all the same. The day we decided to go to Fort Jackson, just happened to be a very hot and humid day. We live in Florida and are use to these kind of temps. But, with the walls surrounding you, the area does not move. They... More

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Brian L, Manager at Old Fort Jackson, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your visit with everyone. We have certainly had a hot and humid summer. One correction though, we do charge admission to see the fort and programs. Also, we are operated by the non-profit Coastal Heritage Society and are not part of the National Park Service. More

Kansas City, Missouri
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150 reviews 150 reviews
74 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A short drive from downtown Savannah, Old Fort Jackson is a really neat little piece of history that you shouldn't miss! The small fortress is the site of the scuttled CSS Georgia, and reenactors explain the history of the fort and its function, including love cannon firings. A small museum showcases artifacts from the excavation of the site and explains... More

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Brian L, Manager at Old Fort Jackson, responded to this review

The little fiddler crabs in the moat are harmless! Thanks for the nice words! More

Youngstown, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our family had a great time exploring Old Fort Jackson. We had 10,6 & 2 year old boys running around exploring the cannons & the barracks! We unfortunately didn't get to stay for the cannon shooting or any of their offered programs, but enjoyed the experience nonetheless. I will say the Mosquitos were crazy horrible when we stopped & the... More

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Brian L, Manager at Old Fort Jackson, responded to this review

We have very little control over the little pests that fly around. We thank you for braving them though. This fort is surrounded by marsh and water so the mosquitoes can become a problem. A little bug spray definitely helps. Thank you for visiting and we appreciate your nice review. More

Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to Old Fort Jackson of our drive out of Savannah. We enjoyed it so much that we spent much longer than we anticipated there. What made this a worthwhile visit was our resident "Confederate Soldier" -- Aaron Bradford. He was "in character" (living back in 1862) the entire time we were there. Not only did he recount what... More

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Brian L, Manager at Old Fort Jackson, responded to this review

We are both honored and humbled to be called your favorite stop. It's a good thing you brought the bug spray! More

Lake Worth, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Visit on a day when bugs are away! We went the day after rain and had to leave early. Its a small fort and very well kept. don't expect an alld ay place. 1-2 hours tops.

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Brian L, Manager at Old Fort Jackson, responded to this review

We have had one of the worst mosquito seasons in years. Hopefully you tok advantage of the bug repellant we have available in the gift shop. Thank you for visiting. More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The brick exterior was in good shape. They had a cannon demonstration with some kids right when we arrived. The kids seemed to have a good time participating in the cannon drill. There were two men in period clothing instructing the kids in how the cannon might have been manned and handled in the fort's heyday. The men had good... More

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Brian L, Manager at Old Fort Jackson, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you again. More

Morganton, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Fun and interesting during the cannon fire at 11. The guy was very knowledgable and interesting. It is even more fun when you volunteer to help with demos. Any other time you will just pay to look at bricks.

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Brian L, Manager at Old Fort Jackson, responded to this review

Thank you or the nice review. We're glad you enjoyed the program! More

California, Kentucky
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We enjoyed it with one exception. The mosequetos were Terrible. Would not go again without some bug repelant.

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Brian L, Manager at Old Fort Jackson, responded to this review

We have had one of the rainiest summers in quite a while. As a result, the mosquitoes are sometimes out in force. Thank you for braving them though and the bug spray is definitely a good idea. More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We (wife and I) liked it, they shot the cannon (had the kids mock do it first) and told some good history story's. If you enjoy that kinda thing and civil war stuff you will enjoy it like we did. Check ahead of time so you know when they are shooting the cannon! If ur filthy rich please get the... More

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Brian L, Manager at Old Fort Jackson, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice words. The CSS Georgia ironclad you mentioned is scheduled to be raised later this year. Come back and see us! More

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