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Address: Emery HWY, Macon, GA
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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New visitors center is beautiful

Interesting history and a really nice looking visitors' center. Enjoyed the steep climb to the top of the fort building, but wished there had been a little more interpretive... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2015
Yolanda W
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Milledgeville, Georgia
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Learning more about the fort and seeing all the findings ,going into the fort to see from the windows what they would have seen years ago ! History so kool!

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Thank diamondj98us
Nashville, Tennessee
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191 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Fort Hawkins is where Macon started and is a significant historical site. What looks like a log cabin (needs a better sign from the road) houses a small museum and is where your tour begins. A guide will lead you to the rebuilt tower (1930's) and show you around. There are three levels requiring stairs but worth the trip. There... More 

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1 Thank MTravi
Montrose, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The Fort does not seem to be open to the public, not that there is much to see anyway. There are some storyboards which give the background to the fort.

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Thank Brian M
Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We had spent the day at Ocmulgee (1 mi away) and decided to stop. So glad that we did! The visitor center has an impressive collection of artifacts. The volunteers are amazingly polite, helpful and knowledgeable. The fort is a reproduction, built in the 30s, but is a great place to visit. It is FREE (but donate because that is... More 

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2 Thank rwneal87
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

This was an impulsive stop after visiting Ocmulgee Mounds. The top of Fort Hawkins was visible from the Great Temple Mound. The newly opened visitor center has an impressive collection of artifacts: Native American, Military, geological, and taxidermy. Very kind and well informed volunteers were patient with our energetic and curious child. They encouraged his questions. This site is open... More 

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1 Thank Danielle N
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188 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Fort Hawkins, named for Indian Agent Benjamin Hawkins, was built in the early 1800s and provided safe haven during the War of 1812 and other times for the little settlement which grew to be Macon, GA. It is an archaeological site on the National Register of Archaeological Sites. One of the blockhouses was reconstructed many years ago, and a new... More 

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Thank ChartreuseBuzzard
Woodlawn, Tennessee
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We went during the week after visiting the mounds. It was probably around 12-1 pm and they were not opened. At least the parking lot was locked up and no one was around. I gave it a one star only because every where we have looked, not one thing mentions that it is closed. So I guess if you really... More 

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4 Thank Tammy P
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36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Interesting history and a really nice looking visitors' center. Enjoyed the steep climb to the top of the fort building, but wished there had been a little more interpretive information in that building or a docent to explain a bit more about the place.

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Thank Yolanda W
Sylvania, Georgia
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Was kinda disappointed that there was no more at this location than there was. Beautiful new visitors center with lots of artifacts. Maybe it is a work in progress. Maybe more signs could be put up to mark where the buildings on the site were located?

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Thank TheReddicks
Melbourne, Florida
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41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Worthwhile for history buffs and even small children to roam the grounds of an old Fort. Attendant had many great stories to regail.

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