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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 11, 2004

It was AWESOME! I had the best time inside the fort. You can go right up on the second floor and see ships pass you. It is right next to the Savannah River. They have professionals there to tell you everything you want to know....More

9  Thank Traveler3704
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you have been to old forts, you pretty much know that they are all the same. The day we decided to go to Fort Jackson, just happened to be a very hot and humid day. We live in Florida and are use to these...More

2  Thank 1Hoebie
Brian L, Manager at Old Fort Jackson, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thank you for sharing your visit with everyone. We have certainly had a hot and humid summer. One correction though, we do charge admission to see the fort and programs. Also, we are operated by the non-profit Coastal Heritage Society and are not part of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family was entertained. From my oldest one that was actually interested in reading and learning about the fort to the younger boys who were more interested in playing in the flooded areas. We went in July/August after heavy raining. A lot of the fort...More

Thank Breanna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really well set out and a great display….good value for money...excellent views....does have a small gift shop...however nothing outstanding to buy.

Thank maureenT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit if you are in the Savannah area. Sadly, this fort is not owned by the National Parks Service, which means it is all privately run. Everyday they shoot off a cannon and go through all the procedures involved. We also...More

1  Thank JRachel95
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Site has been a fort since Revolutionary War times. Brick fort is from War of 1812 and has been nicely restored. Volunteers do a reenactment twice a day including live fire of a canon. School age children will particularly enjoy being included in the firing....More

Thank Judy T
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely stop at Old Jackson Fort. We were keen on learning more about the American Civil War. We observed a girl scout troop earning badges by participating in the firing of the cannon. The #Sargent First Class" guide was a great storyteller...More

2  Thank Kathy M
Reviewed September 30, 2018

It was a great place to learn more about the civil war. The guide was great and very informed on the area as well as the fort.

Thank David G
Reviewed September 16, 2018

On our last day in Savannah a few hours before our flight home, my husband the history buff came here to visit. He walked around the fort and saw the quarters where they slept, the brig, etc. The best part was the reenactment which included...More

Thank MelissaWP
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Easy to walk through, very reasonable and enjoyed the historic walk. The highlight of the day is the cannon fire.

Thank mikea168
Reviewed September 14, 2018

The visit to Old Fort Jackson is not one of the overhyped attractions of the Savannah area. However, the buildings and artefacts on display evoke a period of military developments in the 18th and 19th centuries. The undoubted highlight is the informative show put on...More

1  Thank Graham K
Reviewed September 13, 2018

If you love history as I do, you cannot miss this place. They do a fantastic job with the kids in demonstrating the use of the cannon. My kids are older and loved it, but I saw some small children that were having a blast.

1  Thank aida68
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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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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.