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“Interesting history trip!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Fort Jackson

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404
912 232 3945
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Ranked #11 of 204 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The state's oldest remaining fort dates back to 1808 and includes a number of Civil War and other military exhibits.
West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Interesting history trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We visited on a Friday and there happened to be schools visiting. As part of their field trip, the fort had it's staff "training" the military recruits, so we got to tag-along and learn as well. If they happen to be doing this when you visit, I recommend tagging along as well - they welcome it! They also did a real canon firing demonstration - very cool to experience. They also have a nice collection of old Civil War memorabilia within the fort on display. It is located right on the river - you really get a good feel at what it might have been like back then. And it's a pretty cool sight to see the big cargo ships go by!

Visited March 2012
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“Old Fort Jackson- fun and informational visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Interesting to visit and an excellent way to learn more about the
history of this area.

Visited December 2011
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Upstate NY
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“Beautiful location, very interesting site!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Old Fort Jackson has a great gift shop, and the entrance fee was only $6.00 per person to visit the fort. There were 2 workers giving demonstrations on firing the cannons and rifles.

We saw a few large ships rounding the bend from their upper area, where they have cannons located. From the upper area you can see most of the fort very clearly.

In many of the other reviews you'll see mention of all the bug activity, don't let that affect your visit. Just after you pass by the gift shop you'll find spray bottles of bug spray for your use.

Definitely worth the visit!

Visited March 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Good Historic Site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

This was a good trip. The bugs were out in force but they actually provide bug spray all around the area. We visited on a beautiful sunny day and had a nice visit. Great if your are any kind of a Civil War or history buff! And I didn't think it was that pricey either.

Visited March 2012
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“Cool Fort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

It's a little bit of a drive, but not to bad. The fort is nice only because of the history behind it but it's not really that big of a deal. I could have done without it, but it was nice seeing and reading the history.

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