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Fort McAllister

Richmond Hill, 10 miles east of U.S. 17, Savannah, GA 31324
912-727-2339
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As featured in Kid-friendly Savannah
Ranked #18 of 119 attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, State Parks, Museums
Activities: Camping
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Home of the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy, this coastal park offers a museum containing Civil War artifacts as well as... more » Owner description: Home of the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy, this coastal park offers a museum containing Civil War artifacts as well as camping and picnicking facilities. « less
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

awesome for fishing, near a lot of shopping/food. Other than camping or fishing in the park...not much else to do in the Park.

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Savannah
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a great place for our family to visit. Our oldest is a huge history buff so it was a great time for him. I wish we could go inside the house that was there, it was hard just looking through the windows, other than that it was fabulous!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

great camping but mosquitoes and very historical i would take lots and lots of pictures because its so nice

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Joplin, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Loved seeing a different style fort. Very friendly and also well designed self guided tour. Take bug spray.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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152 reviews 152 reviews
65 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Wow. If you want to get an understanding of the things soldiers had to put up with guarding Savannah go visit Fort McAllister. It was an earthen fort and by the time the union got here it was manned by young boys and old men. The battle took 15 minutes. Great history, beautiful location, but bring bug spray, there were... More

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Painesville, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I wasn't sure what we were going to run into at this lovely fort. It turned out to be a charming surprise. My fiancee couldn't make it bake to bunker area (the insects. at least in May are bad.Use a little insect repellent and you would be fine). After a brief walk I of course took lots of pictures and... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Stayed overnight with my young toddler and felt very safe. The park was beautiful and the facilities were clean. The sites are tucked away amidst trees and spanish moss. There was a good amount of space in between campsites (we had a tent). We enjoyed our stay very much and would have loved to stay longer!

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Carbondale, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed here in the camping spots for 6 nights, and it was an absolutely wonderful experience! The facilities are great, the staff is very friendly, and the place is full of history! The fort itself is a dirt-wall fort, but that is what made it so indestructible during the Civil War! It was never conquered from the sea, but... More

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Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is a beautifully maintained earthen fort with a small museum and informative film. It is a self-guided walking tour. You should have at least an hour, but I was there almost 2. The location was very windy the day I was there and cool.

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Wales, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was a self guided tour but there was a speaker that we were able to hear before we went off to explore. He was a cute and very informative man! He worked at Fort Pulaski previously and after retiring started to volunteer here now. I love anything to do with the Civil War and found this worth the trip.

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