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Old Fort Jackson

Address: 1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone Number: 912 232 3945
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Ranked #11 of 100 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Cultural
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The staff is nice and helpful. The gentleman that did the program was very knowledgeable. The views alone would be worth the visit.

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

We appreciate your comments. Hopefully you were able to make one of our cannon demonstrations at 11:00am and 2:00pm daily, More

Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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215 reviews 215 reviews
58 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Toured the fort late in the day. At the time there was also a 7 yr old boys birthday party going on. What a dream place for a party! Ft Jackson has been well kept and the exhibits are very interesting. The views from the top are spectacular. The soldier working that day was very nice and informative. He also... More

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

We were a part of the Georgia state park system in the late 1960's. Since 1975, the non-profit Coastal Heritage Society has operated the fort. We get better every year and folks like you make it happen. We appreciate your support. More

Savannah, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Old Fort Jackson is a quaint little fort off the beaten path. Cannon firings are fun. Perfect place for weddings. Some great photo shots when the sun is setting over the marsh.

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

We do have a lot of weddings out here. We offer a different venue and setting than a lot of other locations throughout Savannah. We're glad you took the time to pay us a visit. More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Two guys dressed as a Confederate and a Union soldier gave an awesome presentation that included showing how to load a cannon...and they fired it for us. Both presenters were very informative about history and very personable. One took us into an am munitions room, where we were allowed to pick up a cannon ball to see how heavy it... More

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

Thank you for the kind words! More

Upstate SC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The exhibits and displays are informative and well-presented. We gained an appreciation of Fort Jackson's role in our nation's history, and even though we weren't there during the popular daily cannon firing, it was still a worthwhile visit. Recommend!

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

Thank you for the recommendation! More

Mint Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lots of cannons, and a moat around the area. Shows how the solders had to live at the time "cramped" and couldn't believe how small the sleeping quarters were. Gives you pause to realize there was no air conditioning. They had to let the cook out of jail just because he was the only one that could feed them... wonder... More

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

We received National Historic Landmark status in 2000. We are not however a part of the National Park system. We are operated by the non-profit Coastal Heritage Society. Thank you for visiting and thank you for your support. More

Stephens City
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited Old Fort Jackson this past weekend with a large Girl Scout group and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Our Drill Sargent came on the tour bus to greet the girls and to start their "recruitment into the Girl Scout Militia". He had them moving quick to get off the bus and lined up, march to... More

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

We love our special "Girl Scout MIlitia" program for scouts. We're glad you decided to come. Let us know if you want to make another reservation next year. More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderful place to see and dog friendly. The staff was very friendly and informative. We even got to see a cannon fire....awesome!!

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

Pets are always welcome as long as they are on a leash and you clean up any accidents that may occur. Kids and adults are welcome as well! More

Liberty, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Families will enjoy the involvement with the demonstrations. Interesting part of history. Very scenic!

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

Thank you for visiting. We hope you were able to catch one of our artillery demonstrations. We do them daily ay 11:0am and 2:00pm. More

Hobe Sound, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Young or old, you will love your visit here! The young man who was our tour guide truly made history come alive as he trained us all to be soldiers! The place itself begs to be explored, lots of rooms and areas to go in on your own that provide lots of scope for the imagination! This is a must... More

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

We hope to see you again! More

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