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Old Fort Jackson

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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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All reviews cannon firing civil war re enactors savannah river history buff girl scout troop self guided tour love history bug spray tybee island gift shop great place to visit well worth the visit worth the trip great history lots of history demonstration
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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 2 days ago

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
1  Thank Eva M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
2  Thank WelovetovacaMM259
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four with a 10 year old and 15 year old boys visited here. The fort is simple and small but it's history and tour guide packs a punch that's well worth the visit. They perform two canon shootings daily at 11am and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank rogeri898
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in January, and were happy to find Old Fort Jackson was privately operated and therefore OPEN during the US gov’t shutdown! The approach to the tour is fantastic, visitors are recruited to participate in an infantry drill lead by a docent in military...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank BAEberly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of five (kids ages 7, 13 & 19) loved our visit to Old Fort Jackson. We have visited several other forts over the years and have never been so engaged in a fort’s history. The guide doing the re-enactment was amazing! We learned...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank JM7367
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old Fort Jackson is a MUST see if in the area. We have been to many forts all over the US and this was one of the most interesting and engaging demonstrations and experiences we have done. We have a 4 year old that was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Eliza3travel
Reviewed December 17, 2018

This is a well preserved War of 1812 and Civil War fort located an easy 3.5 mile drive from the Savannah Downtown Historic District. It is the State's oldest fort and dates back to 1808. Inside the fort are several military exhibits and be sure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed December 9, 2018

I drag my wife to forts most everywhere we go. It was a chilly weekday morning and we were the only ones there, so we had about an hour and a half private tour by one of the most knowledgeable "interpreters" anywhere. Usually it seems...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ErinR329
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
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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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