Fort King George State Historic Site

Fort King George State Historic Site

Fort King George State Historic Site
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Laura
Raleigh, NC17 contributions
May 2023 • Family
We visited the site during the week and were essentially the only visitors at the time. We had plenty of time to walk around. Keeping in mind this is a state supported historical site and funding is limited, it would have been nice to see more recreations of the Indian settlement and saw mills. Over all, it was okay. Glad we visited and learned a bit about the local history of costal Georgia.
Written May 7, 2023
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Ward D
Satellite Beach, FL2,658 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
A wonderful fort in Darien, Ga area. The First English fort on Georgia’s Coast
Fort King George is a historical site located in Darien, Georgia. It is a must-visit destination for history buffs. The fort was built in the 1720s by the British as a defense against the Spanish. Today, visitors can explore the reconstructed fort, which includes barracks, officers' quarters, and a guardhouse, among other buildings.

The site is arrived at by driving through a neighborhood. There is limited parking at the location with a parking lot with only about 5 spots. You enter through the visitor’s center. This is one of the highlights of a visit to Fort King George. It allows you the opportunity to learn about the history of the site through guided tours and interactive exhibits. Visitors can learn about the daily life of soldiers at the fort, the struggles between the British and Spanish in the region, and the impact that the fort had on the local Native American population. They had a movie that was on a loop but we did not see it as we wanted to visit the site

The natural surroundings of Fort King George are also worth exploring. The site is situated on a bluff overlooking the Altamaha River, providing stunning views of the water and the surrounding marshes. Visitors can take a walk on the nature trail, which winds through the forest and along the river, providing an opportunity to see the local flora and fauna. The really neat part of this site is that you can actually enter the various structures to see how the people of the time lived. One of the entrances to the fort was closed but you could still get there by using the other entrances.

Overall, Fort King George is a fascinating destination for anyone interested in history and nature. The site is well-preserved and offers a wealth of information about the early days of European settlement in the region. The guided tours and exhibits are engaging and informative, and the natural surroundings are beautiful and serene.
Written May 7, 2023
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Kathy S
Cumming, GA48 contributions
Feb 2023
Our visit was on Sunday, February 19th, 2023. We had a great time taking in the fort and the views around it. We enjoy touring historic places and learning the history or story behind them and the fort had much to share. We also enjoyed the picnic area, on the property, to enjoy our lunch before we started our time at the fort. We had a nice afternoon exploring this historic place. The picture I am posting, we came back for, after the park had just closed. My spouse loved that they took the time to place the historical year on the gate.
Written February 22, 2023
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MC Gaston
5 contributions
Feb 2023
We were pleasantly surprised by the exhibits as well as the recreated fort. The grounds were beautiful and the restrooms were very clean.
Written February 16, 2023
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Raretravelo
Woodstock, GA310 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Interesting history and fort south of Savannah. Grounds where set up and you could tour the barracks and main lookout, with cannons and all
Written February 11, 2023
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ETSUalum
Mount Airy, NC140 contributions
Jan 2023
This replica of an early 1700s British fort was a very interesting tour. Staff were helpful and friendly.
Written January 9, 2023
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HikeSwimTravel
Miami83 contributions
Sep 2022
I see lots of great reviews, but we found this place very underwhelming. There are only a few piles of ruins from the original fort. Everything else is reconstructed and so
the place doesn't have the air of old authenticity. We found it somewhat dull. I'd skip this and go to Fort Pulaski near Savannah, which was outstanding.
Written September 20, 2022
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Yehbut
Hilton Head, SC956 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We found this cool historical site while cruising in GA! Very nice location! Gift shop with bathrooms. Very informative staff! Old school candy canes….
Written June 18, 2022
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Roy C
Whispering Pines, NC987 contributions
Mar 2022
I plan our road trips weeks in advance and our plan showed us visiting Fort King George on 12 March, a Saturday. When we arrived, we were concerned about parking, as there is very little. We did pull in along the fence as a few other cars had. By the time we left, that length of the street was filled with parked vehicles.

It seemed that there was no parking inside because we had arrived on a Scottish Weekend celebration. What luck! There were reenactors, including children, dressed in period costumes. Each building on the grounds had someone demonstrating such things as medicine in the early 18th century. We were told, for example, how they took care of cavities in teeth, which was more or less like a root canal today, but with no numbing agent.

A canon was fired every hour by the reenactors. Thirty minutes later, they fired muskets. This activity was to continue all day. In addition, a blacksmith was making small items as samples. It was interesting watching how he stoked the fire with the old-time bellows and then heated the metal, shaping it into some design.

Everything has been reconstructed. There are some foundations from ruins, but not of the original fort. There are a couple trails and there is a small cemetery.

Try not to miss Fort King George when in the area, even if it isn't a Scottish Day. My recommended length of stay when it is not a Scottish Day is 1 to 2 hours, but much higher when it is.
Written March 23, 2022
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Greta S
16 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Well done historical site, beautiful place! Lots of good history and information shared by staff, very kind and helpful staff!!! Loved every minute
Written February 21, 2022
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