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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
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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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
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 about a 2 minute drive. The fort sits right on the river. Fort Pulaski is about another 10-15 minute drive on the same main road if you turn left as you exit Fort Jackson.