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Old Fort Jackson

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Address: 1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone Number: 19122323945
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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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Great interactive history lesson!

A great way to spend an afternoon. It was a pleasure hearing about the history of the fort and the history of Savannah. The cannon fire made it extra fun!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A great way to spend an afternoon. It was a pleasure hearing about the history of the fort and the history of Savannah. The cannon fire made it extra fun!

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have seen several forts across the USA. This one is significant in that it began during the Revolutionary War and was instrumental during the War of 1812 which ended Spain's position as a super power and during the Civil War. There is a lesson and re-enactment of an actual cannon firing as well as a musket drill that the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful tour with Aaron. He did a fantastic job with our group of Girl Scouts keeping them engaged in learning about the rich history surrounding the fort. We enjoyed how he tailored the visit to the Girl Scouts which helped tie it all together for us.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are a history buff this is a must visit, it is well preserved and simply a fun place to visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Visited on a Sunday morning, arrived around 9.50am after enjoying brunch and checking out of our hotel. Old Fort Jackson is a short drive out of Savannah, towards Tybee Island. Made it just in time for the 10am cannon firing, which was an interesting interactive part of the site. The other aspects of the site (museum, theatre and signage) were... More 

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

Thank you for sharing this review. Plans are underway to redesign a lot of our exhibits. Thank you again for visiting. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Old Fort Jackson sits off the beaten path in Savannah. It is a privately ran historical monument to the men that helped form our country. The fort guarded Savannah during the War of 1812, War Between the States, and beyond. They have live cannon demonstrations and firing everyday. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. If you want to... More 

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We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Come see us again. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went at 11:00 when they fire one of their cannons. The staff is very good with children, reinactment, and overall knowledge of the history of the fort from the time of the American Revolution to the Civil War. Right now the navy is working on bringing up one of the old Ironside vessels sunk out in the harbor in... More 

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Thank you visiting. More 

Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Stopped here as part of a tour group. I enjoyed the history, the cannon demonstration and the living historians.

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Its a beautiful area, but the grounds don't get the attention that Ft. Pulaski gets. Needs a major clean up and some added displays. Place looks very empty.

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Thank you for taking the time to visit. More 

Savannah. GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The fort was interesting from an anthropological standpoint but there was not a lot to see and after 15 minutes, we had begun to lose interest.

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Additional Information about Old Fort Jackson

Address: 1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone Number: 19122323945
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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