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Old Fort Jackson

1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404
912 232 3945
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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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Englewood, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The fort was interesting. The best part of our visit was the rifle and canon demonstration- very fun and loud.

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

Our daily cannon firings at 11:00am and 2:00pm are a blast. So are fun guests like yourselves. Thank you for sharing! More

Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Looks like a lot of effort is being taken to preserve the fort. It's full of information and displays including artifacts. Just a few minutes from downtown. Well worth the visit.

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

We appreciate you coming by to see us and for taking the time to share your experience with everyone. More

Hoschton, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Interesting and informative. The officer that talked to us in the fort was knowledgable, and entertaining. Didn't take an hour to see it all.

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

We're glad you had a good time. Thank you. More

Lilburn, Ga
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We didn't know anything about the fort but heard we needed to see it. The history was surprising. The confederate enlisted man did a fabulous job bring the history alive. Get there to see the canon being fired, it happens twice a day. The fort is small, so not a lot of walking long distances. Worth a stop while in... More

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

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience wth everyone. Come back and see us. More

Winter Haven, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

we just fell in love with this old fort and it's history. Great landmark and many heros were here. This was so neat.Don't miss going here.

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

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you again! More

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

After reading the reviews on trip advisor we thought we'd give this place a visit. When we arrived there didn't appear to be much there anyway we went in and how surprised were we. Great place to visit really interesting - fully of history and the tour guide was fantastic. Take the time out to visit you won't be disappointed.... More

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

Thank you for the kind words. Hopefully others reading your review will be as pleasantly surprised as you were. More

Saint Augustine, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is one of those places that I almost tripped over. I was driving back to Florida after visiting Tybee Island, and just happened to see the sign for Old Fort Jackson. This fort isn't maintained or funded by the Park Service, which I thought was strange. It is, however, a National Historic Landmark. What this results in is an... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit and to share your thoughts with everyone. We have recently broken ground on a new orientation center and museum so the grounds are a bit restricted because of the construction zone. The work does not affect our programs inside of the fort though and we are still able to provide fin and... More

Bourbonnais, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Great place to experience a fort from early America. The presentation by Ray was fantastic and completed with a firing of a two pound cannon which the kids loved. Very well maintained with a nice gift shop.

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

We appreciate you taking the time to visit and sharing your experience. More

Freehold, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The fort is well maintained. The museum has great displays that show the history of the area and how the fort assisted. Great for kids in that they can run around outdoors and get close to everything. Close to downtown Savannah. I was glad we stopped

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

We are also glad you stopped. Thanks! More

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