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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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Reviewed 3 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 15 September 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 14 September 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
Reviewed 9 September 2018 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

3  Thank Cally S
Reviewed 8 September 2018 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.

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Erin R
30 April 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
3 February 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
30 June 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.