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Old Fort Jackson

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Address: 1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404
Phone Number: 19122323945
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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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Great history lesson

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Drew P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating and educational experience. The soldier guide was informative and interesting. The fire a cannon and 11 and 2 and it was really cool. They even have a cannon that was used in the movie Glory. Wonderful experience; and definite must if visiting Savannah!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to the fort since my husband loves history, got in just in time to see the presentation and they fired the cannon, even I that didn't liked that much of history was amaze on all the information

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though much smaller than nearby Fort Pulaski it is still an integral part of the coastal defense system implemented in the early 19th century to protect America's eastern coastline. It was interesting to see an actor in period military dress demonstrate how the canons were prepared and set off. As I'm always fascinated by forts I enjoyed walking the grounds... More 

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Clarion, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a part of the tours we had for savannah. it was the perfect place to stop before going to the beach. I really enjoyed it !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good thing to do if you enjoy history and want to see something that won't take all day. Fort Pulaski is bigger and better, but this one is closer to Savannah. If you are a tourist, you can probably skip this unless you really like history. There are better things to go see in the area, but... More 

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