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“Interesting historic site in Darien.”

Fort King George Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Darien
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 26, 2014

It was the first English fort in Georgia and was built in 1721. For a small entry fee you can walk the grounds, see cannon and spend time in the museum seeing artifacts that have been excavated.

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Reviewed May 17, 2014

I had no idea that an old restored fort could be so interesting. The nature walk was great, The three story fort is fascinating,

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

I have to admit I had never heard of Fort King George despite having really enjoyed Georgia History in the Atlanta schools, but on the way through Darien, there it is, so we stopped in. It's worth the small price to get in, (and trust me, they need the money.) Looks like maybe they got a grant in the 70s; the facilities are not great, and the lady behind the desk seemed bored and unhelpful. But the story is very interesting, the site is beautiful, and the fort reproduction is really good. I got some neat pictures. You can imagine dying of disease and boredom like those poor invalid soldiers did. For old forts, I like Savannah's Fort Jackson or Charleston's Fort Moultrie. The best one is in San Juan PR. But this is a local point of interest, and is worth seeing if you're in the area.

Thank Kyle H
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

While not original, it is a great recreation of the old fort. There is a nature trail that you can take through the woods and along the marsh, and the remains of the lumber mill are pretty interesting as well.

As a Friend of Georgia State Parks, I didn't have to pay for parking or the museum fees either. The annual membership covers everything.

Thank advocon
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Don't miss this historic site if your traveling on I-95 in Georgia. It has a good museum and the staff is knowledgeable and eager to discuss the history of the site. The most impressive part of the site is the historical reproductions of the fort and living quarters of the colonial soldiers. Students, children and colonial history lovers are sure to leave with a deeper understanding of the settlements of early colonial Georgia.

Thank JSLittlefield
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