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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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Best Fort Trip yet.

We were in Savannah for one night and made Fort Jackson one of our must see as we like to visit forts around the country. It is small and only a few employees but they did a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
JoseTex
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were in Savannah for one night and made Fort Jackson one of our must see as we like to visit forts around the country. It is small and only a few employees but they did a great reinactment of the the Union take over at the Fort (we were there for the 150th Anniversary). Plus they had interactive activities... More 

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

These are very flattering comments. Thank you very much. More 

Woodstock, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

if you are a history buff, you have to go. they have done a nice job here. Ugh, they don't have patches, and my son collects them. the mosquitos are TERRIBLE. bring bug spray

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

The mosquitoes and sand gnats are starting to come out now that the weather in improving. Bug spray is a good idea. Thank you for writing this review. More 

Cambridge, Ontario
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived about 10:35, and after a few minutes in the ticket area walked into the fort. We were immediately greeted by a guide in a confederate uniform, telling us that we were just in time. He was recruiting volunteers, as so many had died before, he would even consider women. Most of the visitors were quickly lined us with... More 

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

Thank you for the kinds words. Please visit again. More 

Atlantic Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Our soldier/tour guide, Ray, was very fun and informative. The weather was not great as it was lightly raining but it stopped as we walked around the inside. Best part was seeing the artifacts that were dug up from the area. They shoot the canon off at 11am and 2pm every day. We missed this time it but it's really... More 

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We're glad you enjoyed our fort. Thank you for the kind words. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Worth the visit. I would recommend the three attraction pass for the best valve, especially if you are traveling with family. It should not take more than an hour to see the entire fort. I would recommend you take the tour with one of the staff members. The firing of the cannon was so cool. I have a teenager and... More 

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

The See 3 pass you mentioned is a great value indeed. Thank you for mentioning it. More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Interesting historical fort. The exhibits are small but well kept and informative. The gun shoot exhibition is very good and well explained. The gift shop is well stack of materials for of levels of interest concerning the Civil War. This was a fun visit and the society working in the preservation is doing an excellent job. The staff was friendly... More 

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Thank you for the kind words. More 

Toronto, Canada
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

As an avid history buff, this was worth the short drive out of Savannah along the coast to Old Fort Jackson. The fort is in good order, and I'm glad it is! My kids loved the musket and cannon firings, and we learned a lot!

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We're thrilled to hear you had a great experience. Please visit again! More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Old Fort Jackson was very interesting located on the Savannah River just outside of Savannah. Many good displays inside of the fort. Admission was not very expensive and worth spending a couple of hours exploring. The CSS Georgia was sunk just off the shore from the fort.

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

Thank you for the kind words. They are in process of raising the CSS Georgia as we speak. More 

Tomball, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Participated in the girl scout militia program. The docents were amazing, stayed in character and provided a fun and informative program for my 7th grade group of girls

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We're glad you enjoyed our Girl Scout Militia program. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is very interesting and fascinating to step inside this wall of history, I would recommend it for anyone. It is located in the middle of nowhere, my girlfriend and I rode the bicycle from savannah to the fort a total of 7 miles round trip which made it even more exciting.The only downside is that there are a lot... More 

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Thank you for making the journey out here on bicycle. We are surrounded by swamp lands so the bugs can be a irritating some times. Imagine what the soldiers would have experienced years ago! More 

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