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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went early on Sunday morning just as they opened and had the place to ourselves. Neat to read about the history of the fort. Great place to watch the container ships pass as they head out to sea.

1  Thank Don B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although the temperature outside was terribly warm, we enjoyed viewing the site. Nice staff and a good history lesson.

Thank Glenda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small fort and an early one at that, well preserved and maintainedwith authentic weapons on display

Thank agrant1942
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the fort since we (my boyfriend and I) have a habit of visiting forts on vacations. We both love history and this trip did not disappoint. Although on the smaller side in terms of a fort as a park attraction, there were tours...More

Thank ludkem
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured this fort in July when it was very HOT so make sure to have plenty of water if visiting in the summer. We watched the cannon firing display along the riverfront which was the best part of it so be sure to check...More

1  Thank benooch67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the fort with a large family group. Wonderful historical presentation. My gransdon helped with the flag signals. The cannon firing was worth the trip and admission. Very hot day, bring lots if water.

Thank BGingerich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a awesome time touring the Old Fort Jackson and Bonaventure Cemetery Tour! Grayling Tour Guide David was very informative, enlightening, and positive spirit throughout the tour! Savannah,Georgia has a very instrumental impact on American History and controversial history at the same time. Would do...More

Thank Connell W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fort was not to big. The staff was nice. They had two shows one was about the history and how they used the equipment like guns and cannons and the other about how they had to march and lived. The fort took probably about...More

Thank Trudy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our GS troop here and had a great time. They made us all march to the drums and then they explained what happened there during the Civil War. They also incorporated some GS history into it too! Our guide then took us to...More

Thank Kari K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Old Fort Jackson. It was hot, but very interesting. You HAVE to stay for them to fire the musket. It’s interesting and really cool!

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Erin R
April 29, 2018|
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Response from CHEESEBALL27 | Reviewed this property |
The latter is what I found but some of them offered us a private tour.
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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
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asb10989
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.
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