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Old Fort Jackson

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Address: 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
Phone Number: 19122323945
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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The state's oldest remaining fort dates back to 1808 and includes a number...

The state's oldest remaining fort dates back to 1808 and includes a number of Civil War and other military exhibits.

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Interesting but self guided

This was a neat place. It offered a glimpse into the life of people who inhabited the fort and the struggles or soldiers during that time period. It was hot on the day we went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Randy W
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Albany, New York, United States
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Albany, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a neat place. It offered a glimpse into the life of people who inhabited the fort and the struggles or soldiers during that time period. It was hot on the day we went, and that contributed to our misery lol. But then I imagined about how much it must have sucked for the people who lived here during... More 

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took our Girl Scout troop there to participate in a program about being an enlisted soldier in the Civil War. It was very HOT but we had a great time anyway. Best part was when they fired off the canons! We had some rain roll in, but that actually made it very enjoyable as it cooled things down a bit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It seems like a small fort, yet there is a lot to discover in here! Definitely come in at the time they have the soldier presentation and canon firing. Make sure you plan ahead and get there at the right time, only 3 tours a day. It is an immersive experience, the first sergeant (tour guide) would help you reimagine... More 

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Madison, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun place for families to visit. The fort has lots of parts to see and a cannon is fired which is a bit scary but fun.

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Dayton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were with a bus tour and I really thought this was going to be lame. But it was really good and I learned a ton. We were able to help with the firing of the cannon also. The solider really made this tour wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing visit. We got to see the cannon fire and walk through the fort. With children, ours are 10 & 6, they enjoyed it too. It was a great start to our visit to Savannah. It was very educational and an amazing piece of united States history.

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Thank Drew P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our fort docent was dressed in Union attire while his fellow docent was dressed in confederate attire. Upon our arrival inside the brick walls of the fort we sat under a covered pavillion while our docent explained the history of the fort and used the flags displayed to illustrate some of the changes and challenges that occurred during the active... More 

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Thank JoDe E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a cool new thing for us to do. Our teenage kids even enjoyed it. The man acting as a soldier and doing the reenactment was an interesting guy and we enjoyed his presentations.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was not super excited to go, but my history buff husband really wanted to so I obliged. I'm so glad we did! My 6 year old really enjoyed it as well. The host "soldier" was informative, engaging, and fun to listen to. We marched, guns and cannons were fired, it really was a great learning experience for all of... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small fort just outside downtown Savannah. It was built in the years leading up to the War of 1812 to protect Savannah. It was again used in the Civil War and was largely abandoned after that. The fort is maintained and run by a local not-for-profit agency and is not a state/federal monument, so doesn't have the... More 

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