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Fort McAllister State Park

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Address: 3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, GA 31324-4862
Phone Number: +1 912-727-2339
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Home of the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy, this...

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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Pleasant, well-tended

I visited Fort McAllister with my dog and walked the Redbird Trail, a 3-mile loop into the piney woods of a hummock rising from a salt marsh. The trail was dry in early autumn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Michigan
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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Fort McAllister with my dog and walked the Redbird Trail, a 3-mile loop into the piney woods of a hummock rising from a salt marsh. The trail was dry in early autumn, but I noticed several spots on the second half of the loop (beyond the observation platform) that flood in wet weather. The old fort, which guarded... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

excellent place to visit. a part of southern history..take the kids.. also great fishing pier, a short walk from the parking lot.

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Lake George, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fort is incredibly unique in that it is an earthwork fortification, not your typical brick and mortar style fort that one is used to. Some are confused, thinking this is just remnants of a fort that once stood, but no. This is the fort itself, as it was designed and I had learned that earthwork forts were able to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atypical fort that was very important during the Civil War. Everything was subsurface, a dirt fort so to speak. Also has great hiking/bike trails and excellent camping.

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Thank Paul L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this park a few times since moving to the area. You can roam free or take a tour. They have re-enactments and cannon firings. Since we live in the area, we haven't used the camping/RV facilities, but judging by the sheer number of RV's with plates from so many different states and Canada we have seen heading... More 

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to camp. We had access to the water and went kayaking and crabbing. We had a Wonderful time.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Not your typical fort. This fort not being made of brick, is more of a earthen type fort. Self guided with a map detailing points of interest.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

There's great history on the fort. They have guides dressed in the attire worn back when the fort was "active". There's a fishing pier, boating pier, nearby restaurant called Fish Tales that has good food and music outdoors on the river. There's a boat docking area and if you're lucky, you may find a few charters. There's a playground and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

My family and I went here with our neighbors and their kids and we all had a blast. I personally liked the historic bunkers where the civil war soldiers were housed and where their make shift hospital was as well. There are signs up explaining the details and memory serves me right there was a pamphlet that was given out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

It was getting late and we needed a place to stay for the night. I called the office and the young lady said they closed at five but I could contact the Host for a site after five. We rolled in at two minutes before five o'clock. I am sure both rangers would have liked to leave. They stayed after... More 

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