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Old Fort Jackson
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$130.00*
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Downtown Savannah and Old Fort Jackson Helicopter...
Ranked #22 of 225 things to do in Savannah
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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.
Reviewed July 12, 2010

While the Fort is a great visit; do not ignore the Bug warnings. I can't for the life of me understand why the Fort does not stock bug spray for tourists to buy. And the visitor's center should clearly warn visitors about them.When the sun goes down, they come out in droves.
Now as to the Fort. The rooms offer insight into the size of the soldiers and their accomodations. It is great to imagine history. The video is well worth listening to (especially as it is cooler inside during the times the sun is out). And the view from the top is just great. The guns are worth a look as they offer insight into what it took to defend the Fort. We arrived by boat and were greate with a gun salute. Wonderful. I caught the guns as they went off. Scared the heck out of me they were so loud. But great image. Everything was great until the bugs came out. Even with spray, they were a nuisance. And so many people did not have spray; it was disasterous for them.

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Reviewed June 19, 2010

Went with our Girl scout troop and it was just as another reviewer said. The guide went out of his way to inform and entertain. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed May 16, 2010

We really enjoyed our visit to Old Ft Jackson and are surprised that it wasn't more crowded. The fort isn't as elaborate as some Civil War battle sites (Pulaski or Ft Sumter), but it's interesting. And the employees at this site go out of their way to educate and recreate some history. The guides within the fort were dressed in period garb and were very down to earth in presenting various demonstrations including a blacksmith on site and firing a cannon. We recommend a visit.

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Reviewed December 21, 2009

We visited both Fort Jackson as well as Polaski and I must say, I enjoyed Jackson just a bit more. At the time of our visit (around 11:00 am on a cool, cloudy Saturday), we were the only two in the fort. Factoring in the weather and lack of other tourists, our experience got a little spooky. Where Polaski is actually quite beautiful with its surreal views and sprawling courtyard, Jackson possesses a realistic quality that allows you to step back in time. The history seems richer at Jackson and it's scars are more evident. In short, definitely visit Polaski for its beauty but visit Jackson for it beautiful honesty.

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Reviewed July 5, 2009

Had the fort all to ourselfs most of the time. My boys wished they had brought their toy guns so they could play. Huge ships pass next to the fort CLOSE. My boys were torn between playing and watching the ships. This was the best place we found in Savannah to watch the ships. Wonderful place.

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