Fort McAllister State Park

Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill: Hours, Address, Fort McAllister State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Fort McAllister State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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deirdrerange1
Toronto, Canada12 contributions
The entry to the state park is free with a ticket purchased for the Fort. There is a self guided map and your explanation of the Fort. It is a very unusual Fort and not atall like any traditional one in the sense of its construction. The route takes you to the different sites and a detailed write up is provided. It is about a mile to walk, a little uneven in places. The museum itself offers more information about the American Civil War, and the blockade. A fascinating visit and very informative.
Written February 7, 2020
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Ron
Savannah, GA623 contributions
Couples
We decided to try the Redbird Creek Trail today expecting to hike new trail created after Mathew destroyed the original one. We were shocked to discover that this temporary trail was closed and original trail reopened. New bridge across the swamp, 3.1 miles round trip (from parking lot) including 0.5 mile rt spur to the observation deck. It took five years, but finally we have our favorite trail back.
Written February 19, 2022
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Jeff T
Brewster, MA34 contributions
Took the family to this fort because I spent part of my youth growing up nearby and thought they would enjoy. My kids are 14 and 11 and are usually a challenge to keep entertained but they enjoyed this because they have never seen a Civil War fort and especially an earthen one. It has several cannons for the kids to see as well as underground tunnels (well lighted) for them to see the sleeping quarters of the men that were stationed there. It was a nice walk around the fort with a brochure that noted all of the marked sites with information on each exhibit. For my wife, 2 kids, and I to go in, it was $24 which isn't too bad for a couple hours of visiting. They also had a nice museum with a lot of artifacts and of course a gift shop.
Written December 2, 2020
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mudpuppy78
Madison, AL144 contributions
Couples
We visited from WI in March, on the road down we listened to a book about Sherman's March to the sea. Being able to walk thru the fort felt like we were a small part of the history. The video and small museum is worth the time before doing the walk around.
Written March 21, 2020
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Debbie L
5 contributions
I’m here for 10 days can someone tell me why out of three washer only one is available? It’s Memorial Day every one checked out except maybe 10 . This is not right. Why couldn’t they get the out of order ones fixed before the holiday? And it looks like the only one working is being used by a host omg.
Written May 31, 2021
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SS_Forever
Dallas, TX302 contributions
Never stayed in this area and seeing all the salt marshes was very interesting. Getting to the park no problem. Once you get to the camping area a bit curvy. I only recall pull thru sites so good for our longer rig. We did walk around which glad we did as we did the bigger loop when exiting as the smaller would have been more challenging.

Our site looked toward the marshes and was very large. Really liked it. They do have the no seeum nats so having a fire going is good to get the smoke to run them off. Bug spray a must. Also was told even if nice outside close up windows as they can get thru the screens. Make sure you visit the Fort and museum, very fascinating. Lots of great restaurants in area and a brewery. We camped at Fort McAllister State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Written June 18, 2022
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madelynemjay
Hollywood, FL100 contributions
We stopped there with our RV for an overnight on the way to North Carolina. The spot was large and had what we needed, except for sewer hookup. Being August it was quite humid. There is a short hiking trail through a magnolia forest with pretty views of the river. We did the tour of the historic park but we aren’t real Civil War fans so it was just a quick visit.
We did see lots of deer wandering around and blue jays and cardinals.
Written August 7, 2020
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Travel bug
8 contributions
Family
This review is for the campground. The tent sites are very large. They are also very pretty and fairly spread out from each other. We saw deer in the morning when we woke. There is a nice easy one mile hike with really pretty views. Only negative was the restrooms could have been cleaner. Otherwise it was fantastic.
Written April 19, 2020
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Liz C
Lakeland, FL30 contributions
Couples
This was awesome to see, the earthen fort with access to the hospital was intriguing. Round about 1 mile walk of beautiful scenery.
Cool down inside for short video, gift shop and small museum.
Written October 24, 2020
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Anthony P
Charleston, SC2,267 contributions
Couples
This park, with its playgrounds and sweeping river views, miles of trails through wildlife filled marsh and lowland, is both a state park and a state historic site. On the park side, there is camping galore, river activities, trails, geocaching, and everything else associated with those activities. On the historic side, this was the last stop on Sherman’s March to the Sea, which was the beginning of the end for the rebellion and the fledgling Confederate government. The fort and many many artifacts are here for your inspection, as well as stories galore that fill one with pride and wonder for our forebears. This is an amazing park - has a little of everything for everyone - highly recommend!
Written January 20, 2021
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