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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
+1 912-232-3945
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 days ago 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 5 days ago

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

Thank Graham K
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank aida68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our 12 day vacation! We have visited several Fort’s and battleships over the years, but have never had such an amazing experience as this! Sgt. Bradford spent a couple of hours with us teaching our kid’s SO much! They learned...More

2  Thank Cally S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good demonstration of musket and cannon fire! Bring mosquito repellant! Corporal Childers did a great job showing us how the soldiers lived and fired their weapons.

Thank James R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner hear for a convention so we got to see everything first hand. The history here is pretty awesome.

Thank TipppsyTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting. This fort has been there since Revolutionary War days and never saw action. It was quite unbelievable.

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got lucky as we visited on Labor Day and they were putting on various displays and briefings, by volunteers in Civil War dress uniforms. They even fired off an old cannon. There are beautiful views of the river from the fort and there are...More

Thank AlanByrne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we'd see a couple of the old forts in the area while driving to Tybee Island. The road was small that turned off of the highway. When we made it to the fort, a lot of the buildings were under construction and they...More

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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.
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.