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“Best historical site ever”

Fort King George Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Darien
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Today June 1st is the day Fort King George has a living history event. This fort is one of the best examples of early settlements along the Fl Ga border. The fort was put here to stop the Spanish from entering Ga. It was maned by Scottish highlanders, the first people to settle the new town of New Inverness, which is now Darien. The fort and grounds are reconstructed and in the same image from early blueprints. There is a museum and old mill ruins on the property. On June 15th the town of Darien is celebrating the burning of Darien by the 54th Mass. Which will be another milestone in the history of Darien. If your in the area this little town is a must see.

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

This visit will give you a clear idea of living conditions for soldiers in the 18th and early 19th centuries in places where defensive positions and accomodation had to be quickly thrown up using just timber and earth, The reconstruction follows the original survey plans (obtained from Britain by the way) and is to scale. We saw only adults there, but it is clearly a great place for children with stairs and ladders to climb in the central blockhouse.
It's a visit that can be made in an hour or so, but for those with time there is a nature trail and the real walkers can do a 4 mile circuit. We saw an alligator in the creek that serves as one defensive side of the fort (over which flies my British flag by the way, i was a British fortification helping the locals keep the Spanish away. .
A tip. A visit here gets ou a dollar off entry t nearby Hofwyl-Broadfield and vice-versa. Both full entries are 7 dollars and worth it.

Thank David C C
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Enjoyed checking out this area. Talk about what would have been a tight-knit community.
I must say I cracked up walking up to the fort area and seeing the sign to make sure you leave the alligators alone. I said...DUH!!!
Walking through the main fort, I had to wonder just how short some of them would have been because I had to duck quite a bit and I'm almost 5'6".
Definitely make sure you put on some bug spray because the bugs will attack you especially if you go down to the bluff area. But head to the area to see all of the little crabs

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

The history of the Fort was fascinating. There is a video presentation that you must see to appreciate the fort. Too bad that the fort was a recreation. Well worth the price of admission. Make sure you bring bug spray or you can purcahse some on site.

Thank Stella O
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is an interesting view of what it must have been like when the area was first being explored and developed. The surprisingly solidly built wooden Fort pushed in on the Northern edge of Spanish claims for the area. The British built it to act as a buffer for their more Northern settlements. A real early insite as to how hard it was to live and prosper in those days. But, other than the fort and cemetery there wasn't much there. A museum inside wasn't up to par but the film was helpful. Mostly, beware of the bugs!!!

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