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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 #9 of 107 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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...
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This stop will have much more value if you spend time with one of the staff onsite. Their knowledge of the site brings the fort to life. The cannon firing is worth the visit as they make it both fun and informative. This is essentially a "private" museum outside of the national park system. They money you spend on your... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Traveled with a group and loved the tour, filled with historic information and great views of the river. Also enjoyed the demonstration of the rifle and the cannon. BOOM!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It was much more than I expected. The young man in the gift shop was very informative and personable. The "soldier" in the fort was knowledgeable and provided a good show when firing the cannon. Cannon firing occur at 11 and 2 so planning accordingly. You can easily spend an hour looking at the fort and it's artifacts. And all... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This place was historical, kept in okay condition for the $7 they charged us per person. Go there at 11am and 2pm exactly to get your money worth. Those are time, they fire the old canon.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Old Fort Jackson was the third option in our combo ticket and a short drive from historic Savannah. We around and through the fort, watched a musket demonstration and had an opportunity to "join" the garrison. The guide answered questions about daily routine, rations, armaments, history of the fort, battles, and soldiers themselves (immigrants, farmboys, former slaves, enlistees, draftees, women... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I would say that it is good to see this fort from a historical point of view. It is easy to get to and does not take a great deal of time!

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Well worth the visit, very well preserved with knowledgeable docents and re enactors. Very important part of Savannah history. Would recommend buying a ticket as part of package to included the train museum, children's museum, and history museum.

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North Port, Florida
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41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I'm not much of a Civil War buff so it was with much reluctance that I agreed to visit Old Fort Jackson. Five minutes in - before we ever even got to the fort - I knew I was wrong. The staff and reenactors were terrific! They told stories in a way that made the history of the fort and... More 

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

We're happy we could surprise you. Thank you for posting this review. More 

Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It was so nice to drive 20 minutes from home & take my three year old son to Fort Jackson. We are Coastal Heritage Members so admission was free today. My son didn't want to leave. The two men that were conducting the tours at the fort were impressive. They were very knowledgeable and in authentic period costume. They fired... More 

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

Thank you for visiting. We hope you come back to see us. More 

Pemberville, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

After visiting other national monument forts in the area, Old Fort Jackson deserves high regards as a not-for-profit historical site. Much of the fort is original, and lots of artifacts. History of the fort is told by a confederate soldier who also gives a daily live cannon firings. We traveled with our dog & she was allowed everywhere! Friendly and... More 

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