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Old Fort Jackson

1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404
912 232 3945
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Ranked #11 of 122 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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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Cant believe how good our visit was. We probably spent 2 hours here and our kids were trained to shoot muskets , load and fire canons and repel an enemy attack from the rear. Great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Old Fort Jackson was recommended by a friend as a must see. Glad we stopped. Aaron Bradford was the interpreter and Confederate representative on duty. While Old Fort Jackson is small and suffering deterioration, it is active and under restoration. Aaron's enthusiasm, genuine love of history and his knowledge of the Civil War and the forts role in it, more... More

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Lake Mary, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The people at the fort were funny, informative, and provided firing demonstrations for historical weapons. They even get the visitors involved. I actually got to stand in as an artillery commander when they fired one of their cannons. If you're in Savannnah, go to this place (unless it's raining, of course)!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Most forts are just "walk around and read" sort of experiences, but not this one. There are "characters" in period dress that explain the history of the fort and a lot about the tools of the trade - even fired a canon. They obviously love history and it showed. Well done!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

I read where there are cannon firings daily but I completely didn't expect the great history lesson we received. People dressed in period pieces firing multiple cannons and guns from different periods. Best Fort visit so far!

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Danielsville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What a wonderful historical site. Love it more than Ft. Pulaski. Make sure you stay to watch them fire the cannon.

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gahanna
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If your family likes to watch history relived then they'll enjoy Ft Jackson. Informed staff dressed in period clothes will guide you and answer any questions you may have. Soldiers marching in formation definately send you back in time!

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Indiana, United States
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51 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stopped here on October 4 around 10 am. We just expected it to be a quick in and out trip since we had a combo ticket. But the civil war reenactor there told my wife ghost stories and invited us to watch the infantry drill which was neat and informative. Then we watched the artillery drill where he had... More

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Rotonda
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A small intact civil war fort with a lot of history. Self guided or guided by the very knowledgeable Confederate soldier, this is a very interesting place for history buffs. We even had the opportunity to participate in firing a small cannon. This fort also has a commanding view of the Savannah river, and is very scenic. Spend a couple... More

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Englewood, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

For being Georgia's oldest standing brick fort, it's in pretty good shape. The brick barracks are built in a circle with a rampart on top, and there is a beautiful view of the Savannah river.You are able to go into the quarters where the soldiers stayed and on top where the cannons are displayed. A volunteer arrived at 11:00, dressed... More

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