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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 #12 of 121 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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Lilburn, Ga
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We didn't know anything about the fort but heard we needed to see it. The history was surprising. The confederate enlisted man did a fabulous job bring the history alive. Get there to see the canon being fired, it happens twice a day. The fort is small, so not a lot of walking long distances. Worth a stop while in... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

we just fell in love with this old fort and it's history. Great landmark and many heros were here. This was so neat.Don't miss going here.

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

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you again! More

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

After reading the reviews on trip advisor we thought we'd give this place a visit. When we arrived there didn't appear to be much there anyway we went in and how surprised were we. Great place to visit really interesting - fully of history and the tour guide was fantastic. Take the time out to visit you won't be disappointed.... More

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

Thank you for the kind words. Hopefully others reading your review will be as pleasantly surprised as you were. More

Saint Augustine, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is one of those places that I almost tripped over. I was driving back to Florida after visiting Tybee Island, and just happened to see the sign for Old Fort Jackson. This fort isn't maintained or funded by the Park Service, which I thought was strange. It is, however, a National Historic Landmark. What this results in is an... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit and to share your thoughts with everyone. We have recently broken ground on a new orientation center and museum so the grounds are a bit restricted because of the construction zone. The work does not affect our programs inside of the fort though and we are still able to provide fin and... More

Bourbonnais, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Great place to experience a fort from early America. The presentation by Ray was fantastic and completed with a firing of a two pound cannon which the kids loved. Very well maintained with a nice gift shop.

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

We appreciate you taking the time to visit and sharing your experience. More

Freehold, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The fort is well maintained. The museum has great displays that show the history of the area and how the fort assisted. Great for kids in that they can run around outdoors and get close to everything. Close to downtown Savannah. I was glad we stopped

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

We are also glad you stopped. Thanks! More

Calhoun, Georgia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited this fort on an extremely hot/humid day so we did not stay very long. If we had come at the right time, they fire a cannon once or twice a day. A very interesting piece of civil war history. We did feel it was a little pricey and they also ask for donations to restore some of the... More

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

We thank you for visiting and for sharing your thoughts here. Unlike the other forts in the Savannah area, we are not funded by the National Park system or state park system. As a non profit, we depend on your admission fees, purchases in the gift shop and donations to keep the fort in good repair, provide educational programming, and... More

Peachtree City, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The fort is on the river and although it appears to be very isolated, it is just a few minutes from River Street. You can walk the grounds, go inside the brick lined rooms where soldiers slept, kept weapons, etc. There is a looping movie in one such room that gives a nice history. Several times a day a cannon... More

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

Thank you for visiting our fort. We hope to see you again. More

Frederick, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Great demonstration of black powder rifle and common loading and firing. The docent did a very good job of informing us and was very entertaining.

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

We offer these black powder programs daily beginning at 11:00am and 2:00pm. We're glad you were able to join us and thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More

Waxhaw, North Carolina, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Talk about timing...we arrived at the fort just in time to be a part of the musket and cannon firing drills! Our narrator/guide for the morning was a young man whose is a direct descendent of the Bradford family that came over on the Mayflower! He "enlisted" a few of the young boys that were touring the grounds with their... More

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

We truly appreciate you sharing your wonderful experience with everyone. Thank you and we hope to see you again. More

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