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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 #14 of 110 attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Jupiter, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It's a small fort all intact. They've added some things for demonstration and education. Make sure you see the movie first. We did not have a guide while we were there but it was all self explanatory. There are Mosquitos so prepare yourself.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We expected a larger fort and more to see but at least we saw them shoot a cannon while we were there. The whole visit took us about 1 hour.

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Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We went here on a Sunday morning and liked this more than we thought! The staff was superbly knowledgeable about the Fort and its use in the Revolutionary and Civil War. Make sure to schedule your visit around a cannon firing.

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our tour guide really made this a great attraction. He explained how the fort worked to protect Savannah and provided details on positioning and strategy which I found fascinating. Even my wife, who could care less about visiting an old fort found it interesting. Tour guide was also great with kids.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was really interesting.The volunteers are great.But we were a little bit disappointed.We waited for the cannon shot,but they were not in time.We gave up after 30 minutes of waiting.There was a educational tour for students and everything was adapted to them.

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Pulaski
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed going here. It is not big but it has some nice historical things. We liked the fact that an enactor was there to talk to us and we also saw the cannon firing. It was fully explained and demonstrated before the actual firing.

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Savannah
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We love Ft. Jackson and have been there many times. Recently we took our young children for the first time and they loved it. We have been to many forts from Pensacola to NY and this - along with Ft. Pulaski - is one of our favorites!

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Freeport, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We purchased the combination ticket so it was a good value along with the Georgia State Railroad Museum. Ray, the Union soldier, was very good & actually kept the interest of the group of young teenagers that were there at the same time as us. The cannon demonstrations were informative & the redheaded Confederate soldier (we forgot to get his... More

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Quincy, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Lots of history. Enjoyed walking around learning a little . The guide on duty was great put up with a lot of questions while doing his camp chores

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Another hidden gem of Savannah. This a great place to visit, the fort was really fun to walk around. They fire a cannon at different times. They also had on display a variety of differnt cannons.

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