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“Here's the dirt...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort McAllister State Park

Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
+1 912-727-2339
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Type: Military Museums, State Parks, Museums
Activities: Camping
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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 camping and picnicking facilities.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Here's the dirt...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised at the scope and design of the earthworks. It becomes readily apparent why the fort was unbeatable from the water but yet virtually helpless from ground attack. If you are interested in the Civil War you will appreciate the site. Unfortunately we didn't get to see much of the museum - we arrived 6 minutes before closing (en route from Valdosta) but they still charged us admission ($6.50 I believe)! If you're arriving late in the day, bypass the museum and browse the earthworks for free. Also, there is a cleaning lady there who is a real gem. She's quite an ambassador for the park/camp grounds, and should be the #1 go-to person for information.

Visited April 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Ft. McAllister State Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Nice park, camping, Spanish Moss, historical, trails, easy bike riding, quiet, good local seafood restaurant close by.

Visited April 2012
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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Well worth the trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

You will not be disappointed with this trip! The museum is top notch and the fort is incredible. A must see!

Visited April 2012
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Moody, AL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Need to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

It's a real pretty park. I thank everyone should see the fort it's like looking at a bunch of ant beds and knowing the men stayed in them . I think I'd go nuts but it seem like the best place to stay in war time.

Visited March 2012
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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Be sure do do this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Quite and pretty walk along the river with lots of information

Visited March 2012
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