Old Fort Jackson

Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

Old Fort Jackson
4.5
Military Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Glen W
2 contributions
Very Intersting information
Nov 2021
Excellent experience, great information. Great customer service amazing location. give yourself enough time to understand the importance of this Old Fort Museum.
Written November 26, 2021
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Dick T
Burtchville, MI92 contributions
Outstanding Interactive Tour
Nov 2021 • Couples
We would highly this tour to anyone touring Savannah Georgia. The guide gave the historical perspective of the life of a typical confederate solider stationed at old Fort Jackson. He didn’t put a north vs south spin on the explanation but reality of life during this era. Out of all tours he was by far the best. We want to thank him for the outstanding job.
Written November 25, 2021
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Staci B
Queen Creek, AZ8 contributions
Unforgettable, educational and fun
Nov 2021 • Friends
Absolutely loved the experience. Nicely preserved/restored fort. And Sgt. Bradford, our Civil War era guide, was excellent. He was knowledgeable about the history, the weaponry, and soldier’s experience. His enthusiasm and passion for what he does made the experience unforgettable. I learned a lot and had fun doing it.
Written November 20, 2021
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Angela S
Kansas14 contributions
Worth a visit
Nov 2021
Our group of 6 adults really enjoyed this tour. The re-enactment was entertaining and informative with the demonstration of loading and firing the gun as well as the canon. It's a small fort but worth the visit.
Written November 18, 2021
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Megan S
4 contributions
Family Favorite!!
Nov 2021 • Family
Our whole family loved the trip from start to finish. The enactments were the best and did a great job getting our boys involved and learning. The whole family couldn't stop talking about how much fun we had. We will definitely be back!
Written November 11, 2021
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Mitch M
Tallahassee, FL59 contributions
Don't Overlook This Fort
Nov 2021 • Friends
Great stop while touring Savannah/Tybee Island. The reenactor was dressed in the uniform of the era and did a fantastic job of explaining and demonstrating life when the fort was active. From demonstrating how commands were relayed using a drum, marching into battle, firing a black powder long gun, and firing a canon. Well worth the price of admission.
Written November 10, 2021
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Michelle M
Tallahassee, FL20 contributions
Pick this Fort!
Nov 2021 • Friends
I didn’t know what to expect with a non-profit fort but was thoroughly impressed! The grounds are kept immaculate (even after severe flooding the previous weekend) but the best part was the docent/reenactor! He was fantastic! Make sure you stick around for the rifle demonstration and the canon firings!!
Written November 10, 2021
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Monica58860
Dousman, WI1,278 contributions
Great history lesson
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is a must for any history buff. The presentations are so informative and loved the cannon and rifle/ musket demonstrations. Enjoyed our time at this site
Written October 29, 2021
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Harrison B
1 contribution
An Absolutely Important Visit
Oct 2021 • Couples
It cannot be stated enough how great an experience Old Fort Jackson is for the history aficionado. From touring the walls and inner workings, to the friendly staff at the front desk, it is such a great time. And most importantly, the immersive historians who bring the fort to life really help you appreciate and not only understand what life was like for a soldier in those days, but to help teach present generations to avoid the mistakes of the past. If you decide to visit, make sure you visit on a day when "1st Sgt." Bradford is there; he is so passionate about what he does and really gets you to appreciate the history behind the walls of the fort. Highly recommend!
Written October 27, 2021
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Joel G
Cedar City, UT21 contributions
A must do!!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience!!! The rifle and cannon firing were so cool to watch. The gentlemen in character was very knowledgeable about everything about the civil war era and the fort. Very impressed and will visit again if we are ever back in savannah!!!
Written October 22, 2021
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Old Fort Jackson is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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