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Old Fort Jackson

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Address: 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
Phone Number: 19122323945
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

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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We were driving out to Tybee and saw the sign for Fort Jackson. In all the years we have been coming to Savannah we have never been to the Fort so we made a last minute change of... read more

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Gail S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were driving out to Tybee and saw the sign for Fort Jackson. In all the years we have been coming to Savannah we have never been to the Fort so we made a last minute change of plans and turned in. To our surprise they have interactive programs going on during the day. It was fabulous. Learned alot about... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the small but well preserved fort. The visitor center is small nut has nice gifts. The fort has nice exhibits on the lower levels. The guns and gun platforms are the upper level are nice restorations. The reenactor on our visit did a nice job showing the history and cannon firing of the civil war era

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Nampa, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found the staff at Old Fort Jackson to be very knowledgeable about the fort. They were dressed in period clothing and encouraged visitors to participate in activities and presentations. Loved watching the cannon firing!

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The fort is hard to find and tucked in to a working stretch of the Savannah River. After years of disrepair a local preservation society has helped restore the fort to the condition of the American Civil War. Civil War re-enactors act as guides and operate a period cannon. The young men were charming and very informative. On special occasions... More 

2 Thank Drew K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the Fort and were given a lecture on the Forts history and its part in the Savannah area Very cool place to see and were even treated to a firing of a genuine cannon from the era. Bring the kids

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In our way to Tybee Island from Savannah, we made (what we thought would be) a brief stop at Old Fort Jackson. I anticipated a historical novelty, but found a very fun and insightful place, with many stories to tell. Our guide, in customary regalia, told us of conditions at the fort, how it was defended and invited six visitors... More 

3 Thank John G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience! Even with toddlers they had good time exploring all the parts of the fort. Make sure to checkout when they shoot one of the canons off. Only thing to note is you will be walking a good bit and something to keep in mind with younger kids. Other than that staff is very knowledgable and know their facts... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people who work here are just so pleasant and we learned quite a bit during the cannon firing demonstration (11am and 2pm). Neat little fort that has nice exhibits/information inside -- this was a great way to start our day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not far from Bonaventure Cemetery or downtown Savannah, this bluffside/riverside fort host regular canon firings. Eager tour guides will provide you with more history than you can imagine. Small entrance fee to access fort.

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Plainville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were traveling back from Savanna, GA to Hilton Head, SC saw the sign for Old Fort Jackson and decided to stop in. We walked around for about an hour and were about to head out when a gentleman dressed in period uniform approached us. He introduced himself and mentioned he will be providing a brief tour... More 

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