Old Fort Jackson
Old Fort Jackson
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Michelle K
    8 contributions
    Nice history lesson
    This is a hidden gem! Lots of good history to learn or be reminded about. It was nice to have a historical site to go with our pups. I only wish they were more specific on their website about the timing of the cannon firings. We would have avoided those times because the dogs didn't it well. Overall, highly recommend.
    Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting, and for your feedback about the cannon firings. We are glad you enjoyed learning about the fort's fascinating history, and hope to welcome you back soon! Warmly, Old Fort Jackson
    Written 3 January 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 30 December 2022
  • Michael F
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina1,376 contributions
    Great Historic Site
    We really enjoyed seeing this very old fort on the Savannah River. There is an admission charged but it’s well worth the cost. After touring the fort, we enjoyed seeing our host fire an old trifle and then a cannon. This is a small fort but filled with history.
    Dear Michael, We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at the fort! Our interactive programming definitely brings the fort's history to life. Thank you for visiting! Your admission helps us to continue to preserve the fort and share its amazing history with the public. Come back and see us soon! Warmly, Old Fort Jackson
    Written 14 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 February 2023
  • Lissette A
    4 contributions
    You will enjoy learning about the life on the fort!
    I loved that this place had re-enactments of what life was in the fort long time ago. There was a fee to go in which was not much. I feel as if the fort needs a little TLC as you are entering it. The other thing observed is that they should make it interesting as you are driving in. Other than that it was a great place to visit. The re-enactments did their job.
    Dear Guest, We are pleased you enjoyed your time at the fort, and found our interactive programming interesting and informative. In response to your feedback on the drive in, the approach road to the fort is owned by the state, so it falls outside of our jurisdiction. Please rest assured that we are continually conducting preservation projects, and that your admission fee helps to keep our wonderful fort preserved and open to share with the public! Thank you for visiting and sharing your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warmly, Georgia State Railroad Museum
    Written 15 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 May 2023
  • Jeramie
    Marion, Illinois864 contributions
    Historic Georgia Fort
    Old Jackson Fort is a National Historic Landmark that offers daily cannon firings. The docent was knowledgeable and provided lots of information regarding the history of the fort. It’s one of the oldest brick fortifications on the East Coast.
    Dear Jeramie, We are so glad that you enjoyed your time learning the fort's rich history. Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience! Warmly, Old Fort Jackson
    Written 4 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Pukeonthestreet
    Cranston, Rhode Island170 contributions
    The solider was the best
    He was very knowledgable and dedicated. The other staff was very nice too. We didn't have time to get to all the forts in the region but it was nice to be able to access mostly all of the fort and it was only ten dollars a person. Definitely a nice place to stop and explore on the drive down further south.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 September 2023
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FamilyTravels1620
Wilmington, DE15 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Many historic sites are lifeless, crumbling buildings. Not Old Fort Jackson. Aaron Bradford breathes life into this magnificent place! From the spot overlooking the beautiful Savannah River, he told us the stories of its relevance through time. He demonstrated and had volunteers signal with flags that could be seen for miles. At the cannon, he got everyone engaged in the firing. He demonstrated historical medicine. In the parade grounds, he brought it all together with a meaningful talk about why it mattered then and now. Highly recommended!
Written 28 November 2023
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Tour51035592245
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
Pvt. Baker did an outstanding job, explaining in easy-to-understand detail, every topic he covered. Very informative. Very professional. Very knowledgable. Very entertaining. He even held the attention of the children in the tour audience. And a VERY accomplished musician (bugler) as well. Great job, Pvt. Baker. Thanks very much!
Written 27 November 2023
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Adrian M
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Solo
I’ve attended many historical re-enactments and forts, however this is by far one the best experiences I have ever had. The guide, Sgt Bradford did a wonderful job of explaining the history of the fort and answering questions. I am so glad I was able to attend. I highly recommend for anyone to stop and check this place out. You will not be disappointed!!
Written 24 September 2023
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Pukeonthestreet
Cranston, RI170 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
He was very knowledgable and dedicated. The other staff was very nice too. We didn't have time to get to all the forts in the region but it was nice to be able to access mostly all of the fort and it was only ten dollars a person. Definitely a nice place to stop and explore on the drive down further south.
Written 19 September 2023
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Jody A
Lake Forest, CA3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Fantastic guide at the 12 noon time slot on Sept 18th. We had the best tour guide ever. He was in character as a confederate soldier and very engaging and knowledgeable. This ended up being one of our favorite stops in Savannah during our 5 day trip. We learned so much! He ends the program with the firing of an actual canon. Highly recommend this to add to your Savannah itinerary. Wish we had gotten the guide’s name. He disappeared right after the presentation. We wanted to tip him and thank him but he was gone before we knew it. He really tied the history to todays time and stressed how important it is to understand history. Very relevant and on point. The guide is a true gem and I hope he is paid well.
Written 18 September 2023
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Robert Buckley
Bluffton, SC2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We have been touring most of the forts in SC and GA. This was the most informative! Tour given by a very authentic 1st Sgt Aaron Bradford. Side benefit is your on the Savannah River and saw 2 container shops.
Written 18 September 2023
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Robin M
4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Nice self-guided tour. Enjoyed the cannon demonstration. Loved seeing the cargo ships being so close to the fort.
Written 13 September 2023
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PaK90
Canada258 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
Very interesting fort about 10 mins from Savannah. This fort (one of the oldest on the east coast) is well maintained and has staff dressed in traditional outfits from the era. All staff were very information and even eager to talk about the history of the fort and the surrounding area. At certain times during the day, the cannons are used which was interesting. You could follow a tour or walk around yourself and read info panels and check out the site.
Written 30 August 2023
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Dear Guest, We are so glad that you had an excellent experience learning about the fort's rich history, and found our staff knowledgeable and engaging! Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warmly, Old Fort Jackson
Written 1 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Caseynjess
Dommeldange, Luxembourg2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
This was an amazing experience—we have been to many re-enactments and historic forts up and down the East coast, and this one was the best, hands-down. It is very interactive, which we were not expecting. Sgt Bradford is very kind, entertaining, and passionate about teaching the fort’s history and my 7- and 11-year-old were captivated the entire time, despite 90-degree heat. I thought we would stay for a half an hour and we stayed for 2.5 hours! We highly recommend this historic attraction—it is a must-see!!
Written 27 July 2023
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Dear Casey and Jess, We are thrilled that you had a fantastic time at the Fort, and enjoyed our interactive programming. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Sgt. Bradford. Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmly, Old Fort Jackson
Written 4 August 2023
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Joseph B
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Couples
Only a short drive from downtown Savannah, the fort offers a hands-on and up close look at the Civil War history of the area. The historical reenactor who gave a living history tour was super knowledgeable and worth twice the price of admission. Was entertaining and educational for all ages.
Written 27 July 2023
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Dear Joseph, We are so glad that you had a great experience, and found our Historical Interpreter knowledgeable and engaging! Thank you for visiting. We hope to welcome you back soon! Warmly, Old Fort Jackson
Written 4 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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