We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fort McAllister

Richmond Hill, 10 miles east of U.S. 17, Savannah, GA 31324
912-727-2339
Website
Improve this listing
As featured in Kid-friendly Savannah
Ranked #18 of 121 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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Write a Review

119 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    71
    42
    6
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Savannah, Georgia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great views along the Ogeechee River, with impressive Earthworks. One can step back in time and see why this a key to the defense of Savannah during the Civil War. When Sherman captured the fort in December 1864, Savannah's fate was sealed

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
551 reviews 551 reviews
254 attraction reviews
412 helpful votes 412 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Fort McAllister State Park, located in Richmond Hill, is the best preserved Confederate earthworks. The park includes a small museum that provides a chronological order of the US Civil War and the history of the fort. There is a charge for the park, but it is worth it. While the site might not be as well known or as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was the first fort of its kind that I've gone to. It was fun going into the underground rooms and hallways. The museum was filled with information and relics. The 10 minute video was a good overview of the history of this fort. The best part for me, since I had my three dogs with me on this trip... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Savannah, Georgia
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
38 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I've had the opportunity to spend a good bit of time at Fort McAllister as I live just a short drive away. Up until recently I had only walked and geocached on the trails. Last week my spouse and I attended a Geo-event at the Fort and finally saw the Fort's Earth Works. I was amazed at what I saw!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marietta, Georgia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I stopped by one Sunday morning as the park was opening. Very friendly staff in the visitor's center who explained best plan for exploring fort. Started with short film that was very helpful to summarize history and photos on walls and timeline reinforced what was necessary to know if you were not up on your Civil War... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hilliard, Florida
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was our first time staying at this campground. The campground needs some updating compared to other Georgia State Parks we stayed at in the past. When we arrived it had just rained and several sites were under water. We managed to find a site on the first loop which seemed to be dry. The second loop was the worst... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hardeeville, South Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This a Georgia Earthworks style fort that will let one envision the past history of the fine Southern State.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great fun & educational for our kids! We really enjoyed walking the grounds & having the opportunites for hands on experience with the Civil War relics and cannons. Our kids loved staging their own "battles" inside the fort as well!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buckhannon, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A small fee to pay to visit for 7 days. Lot's of history and photo op's available. Definitely worth the trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fort McAllister also viewed

 

Been to Fort McAllister? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Fort McAllister, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing