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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 #15 of 116 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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Atlanta, ga
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127 reviews 127 reviews
35 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Get your life time senior Federal Park Pass here on your way to or from Tybee Island and it's nice beach and famous light house. About 10 scenic miles from Savannah. The fort construction with its moat is historic and educational. Both guided and unguided tours are available There is an excellent film in the tour center. The fort became... More

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Denver, CO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Spent most of our time discussing the history of the fort and lives of soldiers, both revolutionary and civil war with Ray Christie. He was amazing. Also found the "local" blacksmith to be very interesting. And of course just strolling around the fort was quite enlightening. A number of displays as well as the period re-enactors and activities for those... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Arrived early and was awarded with a beautiful view of this Confederate brick fortification. Well-preserved example of antebellum brick forts, with a huge Georgia flag flying above the ramparts.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This is a fun place to spend some time. It also has a nice view of the river. The staff (re-enactors) really bring this historical place alive and make it worth your time. They are happy to share their knowledge of military equipment and soldier life. In addition to giving you an overview and answering your questions, they also shoot... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

the park is very educational i would highly recommend going if you love history i loved the people who do reenactments

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Selkirk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

History and artifacts enjoyed. No dislikes! Enjoy views out to sea and especially the cannons. Well kept and restored

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Treasure Island, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You don't realize the role Savannah played during the Civil War until you visit this Fort and take the tour, to listen through and see in person how the confederate army prepared and defended its positions back then. There is a live shooting of a cannon (small one but that thing is LOUD!) which is really cool, and impresses everyone,... More

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Akron, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband is a history buff. I am not. When he said he wanted to do this, I tried to bow out gracefully. However, he wanted us to go as a family. I am so glad I went. On the outside it looked like a snoozefest. Once you went in, there was a reenactor who had so much knowledge and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A scout troop of 10 Moms and 10 girls enjoyed Old Fort Jackson so much....we loved our "corporal"FUN

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Barrington, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

40 Girl Scouts and leaders enjoyed this place. The 'soldiers' were so much fun but stern with the girls. It was wonderful.

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