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Old Fort Jackson

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Address: 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
Phone Number:
+1 912-232-3945
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

The state's oldest remaining fort dates back to 1808 and includes a number...

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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Great place for a great price

My family and I loved it here. Spent a good portion of the afternoon here. Cannons were cool and Bradford did a great job reinacting and informing us about the place. You can tell... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I loved it here. Spent a good portion of the afternoon here. Cannons were cool and Bradford did a great job reinacting and informing us about the place. You can tell he loves his job and k owe his stuff. Everyone working there was wonderful. I recommend it!

1 Thank JuliaBlvD
Medford Lakes, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I visited Old Fort Jackson today and spent about 2 hours touring the facility and listening to the tour guide, Aaron. He was an amazing guide, had several people from the crowd assist with a simulated cannon firing, and was a wealth of knowledge about the fort and the local history. I would highly recommend Old Fort... More 

1 Thank Michael S
Statesboro, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was an interesting place to visit. We went with family and younger children. This is more of an educational place for older children. The younger children got bored quick.

Thank dshparker
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family came here looking for extra things to see in Savannah and this ended up being our favorite visit. The infantry demonstration is *outstanding*. It was completely interactive, you march, you point your wooden guns in flanks, the docent has a blank firing rifle that he uses as well. He also shot a cannon after first doing a 'dry... More 

1 Thank nderiley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a neat stop on our road trip. For a reasonable entry fee that goes toward preservation of the fort, we were able to tour the fort and grounds. There was a guide who explained the history of the fort, and there were artifacts and displays inside the fort. We were able to witness the firing of one of... More 

Thank Caitlin S
Hackensack, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent tour of the fort and were treated to "hands-on" experiences. If you're a Civil War buff, this is a must-see.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a civil war buff this is not to miss experience, Canons were fired- the staff was super knowledgeable and we had a blast

Thank webtech1364
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fort is an interesting historic place to visit. Try to visit during one of the cannon firing demonstrations. One of them is at 11 am but they have another in the afternoon. You will learn a lot of history by a knowledgeable on site guide.

1 Thank Roberto R
Cumberland, Maine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This fort, unlike many others, is not just a shell of a fort. It is a complete fort with a rich history and is an educational opportunity. There is lots to see and do and there are reenactments that help you to understand what it was like to work, fight and live in that fort. The docents are very knowledgeable... More 

1 Thank Lyn D
Casselberry, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited a lot of forts but I think this one was the most entertaining. There were a few young kids visiting the same time we did, the tour guide got them involved in helping with the muskets and the cannons.

1 Thank Linda G

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