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Old Fort Jackson

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The state's oldest remaining fort dates back to 1808 and includes a number of Civil War and other military exhibits. Daily cannon firing programs are offered at 11:00am and 2:00pm.
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Jackson was constructed in 1808 and first served in the War of 1812. It was occupied by local militia in 1861 as the Civil War started. When Fort Pulaski fell to the Union Fort Jackson assumed the role of headquarters for all river defenses....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Texasirishblonde
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history here folks. Get up with one of the roving volunteers and they will tell you anything you want to know about this place. It dates back to before the civil war. Its a nominal 9.00 charge with free parking

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mike R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a bit out of town and off a country road but it’s well signposted. Parking is free. It’s a small fort. The staff dress in old military uniforms and give demonstrations and talks on life at the time of the civil war and especially...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the 15 tour on the Georgia Queen and passed this. Timing was great as the big cannon was shot to simulate the civil war booms. Nice treat

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank STEVE S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Fort Jackson is a very interesting place to visit, especially if you enjoy Civil War history. The Fort is in really good shape although you can tell it does not get a lot of funding or foot traffic since it is smaller and a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank benton2569
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend the several hours in the afternoon at Fort Jackson. Interesting and historical. Staff in the gift shop/office were really nice and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 723terrib
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Fort in the August heat and we still had a great time. The Fort is very clean and well-kept, so you don’t have to worry about falling through the floor boards or anything like that. There are several reviews...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

Very engaging,interesting, enlightening staff very knowledgeable with their history. Recommend for everyone.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Bluebird7656
Reviewed July 26, 2019

Another great educational program at a beautifully restored fort on the Savannah River. The two costumed presenters were engaging and drew in participation from across the board, This program is educational, exciting, and most of all - ends with a big bang from one of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank risingwolf1
Reviewed July 18, 2019

If you love history and Old Forts this is the place for you. We went on a free day and walked about the grounds learning about the history of the Fort. They have a gift shop you can buy from. Make sure to wear comfortable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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ErinR329
April 29, 2018|
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Response from TrainUrchin | Reviewed this property |
The cannon is fired twice a day and the activity is proceeded by a short history lesson given by a guide in period garb. The same guide then gives a cannon firing demostration. If they say the cannon firing is at 11am, it... More
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Samantha S
February 2, 2018|
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Response from Buckeye_boy_614 | Reviewed this property |
It’s fairly close to the historic section of Savannah. It’s probably a 10-15 minute drive, mostly along the same road. Signage could be a bit better so keep your eyes out. Once you turn left off the main road, the fort is... More
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asb10989
June 30, 2017|
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Response from Emily_Beck | Property representative |
Cannon firing presentations include a history of the site and its significance. When kids visit, we try to make our programming as interactive as possible, including mock drill and marching.
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