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Old Fort Jackson

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Address: 1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone Number: 19122323945
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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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Excellent time spent at Old Fort Jackson

Really enjoyed talking to a Union Soldier following an impromptu musket demonstration enthusiastically requested by the audience. His leadership of his under eight year old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed talking to a Union Soldier following an impromptu musket demonstration enthusiastically requested by the audience. His leadership of his under eight year old volunteer recruits was great fun for the kids and the audience. The soldier's enthusiasm for his subject was contagious and the best part of our visit. Everyone we met at the fort was knowledgeable and... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Aaron Bradford was our guide. He spoke of the men, times and the fort. Aaron was interesting to listen to, very upbeat and informative. There is some work going on in the river to try to bring up what might be left of a confederate boat CSS Georgia Iron Clad. Great time !! Thanks Aaron

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Everyone there was very nice. Our "soldier" today was very knowledgeable and loved answering all our questions. The Fort was beautiful, well maintained and overall a great place to visit. I know I will go back when I am in Savannah next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a very enjoyable and informational tour and experience. The "soldier" on site was very well informed and made the visit better by his knowledge of the history of the area.

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Palm Harbor, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Small fort that really would not be much to see except for the really great cannon demonstration and historical presentation given by a guy dressed in civil war uniform. He gave a 30 minute lecture on how the fort was used, why the fort was there, and how it operated including a demo of flag signalling. He then provided a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was the most historic and interesting stop on our honeymoon. The cashier at the entrance was so welcoming and informative! I forget our guides name but he was great and entertaining! Everything is original! If you love history this is the place to go! If you go in the summer just make sure you have sun screen and bug... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The cashier at the welcome center was very knowledgeable and educated us on the history of the fort. The fort is small but very well preserved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My Girlfriend and I love history so went to see this. They shoot a cannon off at 11am and 2pm however we were at a time in between. Ben who was there as a Civil War soldier took us around and explained a lot of what happened at this fort. It was so nice to have a one on one... More 

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Independence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a place that you need to just wander around and try to put your mind back to the historic time and use your imagination.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place was beautiful and steeped in history! Enjoy a leisurely self-guided tour, or speak to the actors (in full costume) to learn about the fort and what took place here. While we were a mere party of 2, I would imagine this place would be perfect for larger groups for educational trips.

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