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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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Interesting fort

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
hoef972
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Manhattan, Kansas
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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank DeeOkoro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Matthew L
Florida
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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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Thank AineFlorida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We toured the fort and saw war reenactments. The fired canons and we muskets. You could tour sleeping quarters in the tunnels. There were a bunch of picnic tables with a great view of the water.

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Thank AppleMade
Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited for the 4th of July festivities so were able to learn about the fort during a guided tour. The tour was good, but we will return just for the scenery. What a beautiful location for a picnic or just to wander for a while. Go!

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Thank justcindy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a cottage that was beautiful..Large kitchen..bedrooms and fully furnished. Outside there was a BBQ grill...fire pit and playground across the street. The staff was very nice and helpful. We definitely will visit the park again.

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Confession: I live about twenty minutes away and visit this park several times a year. There are several trails, many of which lead to beautiful spots along the river where you can sit and watch the world drift by. The fort is nicely restored and the museum is excellent.

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Richmond Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The rangers at the museum are SO knowledgeable. Walking the grounds & looking out over the water one can put themselves back in history. It is well worth the stop to see this moment in history.

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woodstock, illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We came on Saturday, memorial day weekend for the commemoration. We had a great time. Everyone was very friendly. Very informative, my son and I learned allot. My son loved the cannon and musket firings. Definitely worth the visit.

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