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Old Fort Jackson

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Address: 1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone Number: 912 232 3945
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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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a learning experience

I love history and to see it close up and personal is a great rush for me to see what is left of this old fort. Cannons and some of the outer parts of the fort and where it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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RHODE ISLAND
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love history and to see it close up and personal is a great rush for me to see what is left of this old fort. Cannons and some of the outer parts of the fort and where it is located on Jackson road. Nearby to Savannah so you do not have to travel far. They had food and it... More 

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Griffin, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I visited with my daughter's Girl Scout troop. If you have a group and plan ahead, they do a fun experience, where they conscript you into the "militia" and lead you around while talking about the purpose of the fort. Girls got to pretend load the cannon and they really liked that. Great views of the river from the Fort.

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Keene, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

At first glance, there does not appear to be much left of the fort. However, we went in to see the canons, look around and hear the brief lecture. The host was in uniform, he gave a nice presentation, fired an old rifle and then fired a bronze canon. It was really cool!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This fort has the advantage of being closer to downtown Savannah than the other fort on the way out to Tybee Island so if you are pressed for time or don't want to make the drive then Fort Jackson is for you. As far as forts go this is a pretty standard experience in terms of what it offers. They... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The fort is a wonderful spot. The history was amazing, the location beautiful, and the food was very good, low country boil...not fancy, but so good!

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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Fort Jackson is not much more than what's left of a Fort from the early 1800's. It's pretty close to its original condition. We Spent about 30 minutes there and that was plenty. It relies on donations for upkeep and it could probably use a few more. It was June, it was hot (it's an outdoor fort on the edge... More 

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Summerville, Georgia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The presentation and cannon firing display were interesting. A good way to kill and hour or so and learn a few things if you are in town. The only negative thing about my visit (and this is totally out of their control) is that the heat index was over 100°, oppresive humidity and there were crazy gnats and what i... More 

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Lancaster, Ohio
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This wasn't one of the biggest forts I've been to, and not one of the most detailed, but it was very interesting and the "soldier" was very knowledgeable about the Civil War and its basic causes from a Southern point of view (even though he was born a Yankee :-) ) This is a non-profit, and from that point of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Cool location and history, but there are nicer forts to visit in the area! If you are a history buff, then go ahead and stop by but if you are a once-in-a-while history buff, then there are nicer ones to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Enjoyed learning a bit of war-time history about the Fort and those who occupied it during the wars. Knowledgable presenters provided great information. Visit was topped off with a blast of the larger cannon that is set off about 12 times a year.

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Additional Information about Old Fort Jackson

Address: Address: 1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone Number: 912 232 3945
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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