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“Beautiful Setting; Interesting Presentation”
Review of Old Fort Jackson

Old Fort Jackson
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Thunderbolt
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“Beautiful Setting; Interesting Presentation”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

Not as well known as Ft. Pulaski and much smaller, Old Fort Jackson is nevertheless well worth the visit. Situated right next to the Savannah River, it is a beautiful setting. The period-costumed docent presented lots of interesting information and concluded with the firing of a small cannon. Young folks are invited to help with the firing. An informative short movie and several exhibits enhance the visit. Admission for adults is only $6.00 ($5.50 for seniors).

Visited April 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Girl Scout Militia Success”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

Thank you Officer Brian Carney for making our Girl Scout trip so much fun ahen you put our Scouts in the Girl Scout militia. They loved it!

Visited April 2012
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Houston
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“Good History.”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Old Fort James Jackson is an important site in the Revoutionay War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. In the defense of Savannah. A lot of history here. The fort was constructed and reconstructed over all those wars. The C.S.S. Georgia, an ironclad Confederate gunship, was scuttled across the river from the fort and remains there today. A nice step back in histroy.

Visited April 2012
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bronx ny
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“Love the cannon fire!”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Very nice experience, just make sure you can catch the fire cannon fire because without that it would be too fast of a entretainment. I belive is at 11 and 2pm. That was very interesting and we got to hear the big cannon fire!

Visited April 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Well worth a short drive from savannah”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

We went there earlier today- I'm not a civil war buff and wasn't expecting much- we arrived at 10:55, just in time for the start of talk from guard (all kitted out in military garb) - the tour should be self guided but he talked for 30 mins followed by a cannon fire / really interesting and great insight to olden days! For $6, excellent value and v entertaining.

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