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Old Fort Jackson

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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.
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1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
+1 912-232-3945
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great step back in histriy and ive demonstrations of firearms and cannon. Call ahead gfor times. The fort was well restored and full of interesting exhibits.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kim L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We left from the river front on a river boat, cruised down the river and got docked at Old Fort Jackson. The dinner theme was Low Country Boil. Three tables of oysters to shuck and the staff were there to help for that or you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TwothFairy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort James Jackson, or Old Fort Jackson, or Fort Jackson, was built between 1808 and 1812 to protect Savannah, Georgia, from attack by sea. During the War of 1812, local militias and U.S. troops saw active duty at the fort. After the war, a moat,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the historical background for the old fort itself, and it's place in Savannah history. But most of all, I loved the cannon blasts as the Savannah Riverboat goes by. It was a cold day in January, but we enjoyed it!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank lucilleroxylq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this place on TripAdvisor, & thought we’d give it a go. We where pleasantly surprised. They fired the cannon, talked about Civil War Life & medicine through folks dressed in uniforms from both sides. Very good oration programs. Participated in a skirmish re-enactments as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank DaFive
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

We toured the fort during the free museum Sunday and Justin was there to answer questions and give a history lesson while dressed as a union soldier. He was very passionate about informing visitors about the history of national and local historical events.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank 1234kxs
Reviewed January 21, 2019

We were surprised with all the interaction we had with the staff. They had interactive demonstrations on civil war weapons, military drill procedures, cannon firing, primitive medical attention.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank cppptravel11125
Reviewed January 20, 2019

I love history and have visited many forts, both large and small. This Old Fort Jackson is so much more than a fort to visit. They have actors that walk you through the history of the fort and battles from the Civil War, even including...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Eva M
Reviewed January 12, 2019

They shot muskets and a cannon and described the process of loading... and what the jobs and life of the soldiers were like. There are rooms with historical memorabilia including a room with medical instruments used at the time, a blacksmith, kitchen, office and a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank CanadianViews
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

We were extremely happy to make this one of our stops on this wonderful vacation. Old Fort Jackson has been the only fort we have gone to that had a demo as well as hands on. This is definitely a must stop and visit location...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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April 29, 2018|
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Response from Tagtme26 | Reviewed this property |
No tour guide just re enactments and people around the fort to answer any questions You can come and go any time
Samantha S
February 2, 2018|
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Response from Buckeye_boy_614 | Reviewed this property |
It’s fairly close to the historic section of Savannah. It’s probably a 10-15 minute drive, mostly along the same road. Signage could be a bit better so keep your eyes out. Once you turn left off the main road, the fort is... More
June 30, 2017|
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Response from Emily_Beck | Property representative |
Cannon firing presentations include a history of the site and its significance. When kids visit, we try to make our programming as interactive as possible, including mock drill and marching.