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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 #12 of 121 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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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Just made a quick stop here but worth the trip. Beautiful views. Appreciated the fact that the bathrooms are right by the parking lot! Great volunteers working here.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were just driving through Savannah and decided to stop at the fort. I did not realize they did cannon firings until we heard it go off as we were getting out of the car. So call ahead to find out the cannon firing times. The place is filled with historical items and information. The employees seem to really enjoy... More

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Moorpark, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you plan ahead (and may I recommend using EF Tours for Girl Scouts?! They were GREAT at arranging all kinds of stuff like this for our troops!) - you can become "enscripted" into the army by a confederate soldier. The girls learned all about protecting Savannah and how it was saved from burning to the ground. My girls got... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Even though the power was out at this location when we visited the actors made the best of it and they would not charge us since the power was out. We had a great time and got to see the cannon fired.

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Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We made sure we were there for a live cannon firing--we were happily surprised when it's actually a live historical accounting of a solider. The young man started of with a drum call waking up the solders and the training they had on protecting Fort Jackson. It is an hour long presentation ending with the cannon firing but the time... More

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Grady, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We got to explore the fort grounds, learn a little history and watch a cannon being shot. It was a nice little stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I love history, my dad was visiting us in U.S. he loved too. They fired a cannon, it is awsome, of course it is a tour by yourself, but the place is so beautifull that be alone is no big deal! Bring some bug spray, use a sunscreen, I heard they fire a BIG cannon when someone marriege there.... It... More

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The guy who led our program was amazing, the girls enjoyed the presentation. I would really encourage Girl Scout troops going to Savannah to make sure to go to Fort Jackson.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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62 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great historic site within easy driving distance from Savannah. Beautiful old fort in great condition.

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Trenton, M
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24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Family visited the Fort last week and everyone really enjoyed it. The museum in the old barracks is nice, the video is worth the 10 minutes and the cannon fire is really cool. The interpreters are great with the kids, the views up and down the river are amazing, and you really get a sense of what it was like... More

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

Thank you for visiting and mentioning our Support the Fort project. More

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