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Old Fort Jackson

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Address: 1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone Number: 912 232 3945
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: The state's oldest remaining fort dates back to 1808 and includes a number...
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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Fascinating Historical Stop

The fort is manned by people who truly love it, and are eager to share the history. We had a great time checking out all the different exhibits and spending time watching the boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Loribulb
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Healdsburg, California
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Healdsburg, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The fort is manned by people who truly love it, and are eager to share the history. We had a great time checking out all the different exhibits and spending time watching the boat on the river (They are salvaging a ship that was sunk out there while Fort Jackson was still in use.) There is a video that helps... More 

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Savannah, Ga.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

In April our grandchildren were visiting and wanted to go to something special. None of us had ever been to Fort Jackson but thought it is a beautiful day and it located on the Savannah River so it should be ok. Upon arriving we were greeted by very friendly employees. A brief description was given to us along with a... More 

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FARGO
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went with a group and enjoyed walking around the grounds and touring the area. We had dinner catered in and enjoyed a southern feast, while enjoying banjo and guitar music by the 'period' musicians. The demonstration of the cannons was very interesting. It's a fun place to feel like you're a part of the history this site represents.

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Boston, Ma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Civil War era Fort. Maintained and staffed by team that truly loves their work. You can feel the presence of the soldiers who fought there. Well worth the drive or boat ride.

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit our fort. We hope you were able to catch one of our daily cannon demonstrations that happen daily at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. More 

Canton, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As it isn't a National or State park the funding keeps them scraping by. It has a wonderful hands on collection of item but the grounds are a bit rough. Take it for what it is, a nice little diversion.

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

We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Your observations are spot on. Many of our support buildings were built in the 1960s and are in need of some repair. Since we are a non profit organization that does not receive any direct federal or state funding, it is guests like you who keep the fort standing and... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Despite the rain and chill of the day, this was a wonderful fort to visit and the reenactor who talked about the fort was extremely knowledgeable and very enjoyable to visit with.

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

Thank you for the nice review. More 

Bozeman, Montana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My friend and I had some time to kill and wandered out to Old Fort Jackson. At first we sat in the car, trying to decide if we wanted to get out and walk around, or if we wanted to snap some quick photos and leave. We eventually ventured out into the gift shop, admission was $7/adult, so we decided... More 

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

We're glad you chose to get your ticket and venture inside. Thank you for writing this review. More 

Columbia City, Indiana, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There is a lot of history here. I learned a lot but there is not a lot of shade. This is a great place to for people who are into the civil war

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

Thank you for the kind words. It can get hot out here. Imagine what the soldiers and their wool uniforms would have experienced years ago! More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My 6 year old daughter loved this place. I loved the history behind this fort, walking around in the very place soldiers of old did! The lady at the check in (gift shop) was wonderfully sweet! I enjoyed her. The only drawback (why I gave this place 4 stars, not 5) was the girls' bathroom was horribly dirty! There is... More 

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

Thank you for visiting our fort and for taking the time to write this review. It looks like you caught us at an incredibly busy time. We apologize for the restroom being in the condition you found it. We can assure you that was not how we keep our restrooms. Our facilities can get overrun when the large groups of... More 

Mt Airy NC
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165 reviews 165 reviews
42 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Being met at a bus by soldiers and marched in seems like such a wonderful way to start a tour. We entered in through a gift shop. The sidewalk or path is domed to shed water and impossible to walk on. Stick to the grass on either side and save the ankles. The rooms are so much smaller than at... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to visit our fort and write this review. More 

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