Fort McAllister Historic Park

Fort McAllister is located south of downtown Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River. Nestled near Keller and Richmond Hill in South Bryan County, this Park is home to the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. It’s known as a historical landmark and sits among live oak trees in a large saltmarsh and offers a unique Museum specializing in Civil War artifacts.Fort McAllister Historic Park

The Park has a campground with 65 tent, trailer and RV sites, three cottages, two picnic shelters, hiking trails, boat ramps and children’s playgrounds. It offers a variety of annual events such as those on the Fourth of July, Fort tours, Labor Day and Winter Musters, and Super Sundays where Georgians and visitors alike can experience the history and culture of the Fort McAllister Historical Park. Other events include day camps, parks day, summertime weekend programs, candle lantern tours and reenactments every December. This is a unique battle to watch and it’s usually happens around the middle of December each year from 9 AM to 4 PM with a battle at 5 PM.

Fort McAllister offers over 1700 acres of fishing piers, boat ramps, campground and picnic shelters, backcountry trails, geocaching, bike rentals, hiking, wildlife watching and much, much more.

Here are some of the reviews according to trip

Fort McAllister Dock“I stayed in a cottage here while in Richmond Hill on business and it was a great quiet spot to unwind after a long day! I underused the size of the cottage, I was alone and 6 people could comfortably stay in the two bedroom/4 bed cottage. Full kitchen, dining area, screened in porch overlooking the river…paradise! And it is conveniently located to Savannah and the Georgia Coast. Make sure you explore Fort McAllister while you are there! They even have a mobile app guide!”

“We took our boys to Fort McAllister on Saturday April 13th. We toured the fort and the museum. It was a nice interpretive site for a major battle in the civil war. The outside fort is one of the last earthwork forts left on the east coast. The inside Museum has a great deal of information and dioramas to explain the battle in detail and the reasons behind it. I also liked the way that the lodging buildings were open to view. Here in Georgia, we are focusing on the 150th anniversary of the civil war and this was a nice backdrop. My kids learned a lot. The only drawback was the number of kids/parents who did not pay attention to the signs and were climbing all over the earthworks.”

You can see that this is certainly a fun place to visit, stay, and explore. Come find your own piece of history at the Fort McAllister Historic Park near Savannah Georgia. Image by and Slyvia Taylor

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