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Old Fort Jackson

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Address: 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
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+1 912-232-3945
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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The guide's presentation makes this a place to see.

This is just outside the historic district of Savannah. It is part of a pick 3 package that you can buy to save money. Very informative.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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This is just outside the historic district of Savannah. It is part of a pick 3 package that you can buy to save money. Very informative.

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Mill Creek WA
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located just a bit out of Savannah, it is worth the drive, especially if you have kids. We arrived at the same time as a group of school kids so we tagged along with them and heard the period costumed docents explain the various areas.

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Nakina, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Experience! Students participated in the demos. Loads of history. The historical interpreters did a fantastic job! Highly recommend this destination!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The guides were absolutely amazing, they stayed in character and gave such an informative show about the everyday life of soldiers. The fort is a very interesting and well-maintained area.

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The best part was Ben Wheeler who was the Civil War lecturer he was informative and held your interest. The cannon blast was great

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading up on the area we were looking forward to the fort and the tour/volunteers sharing history. Now the fort was cool to see even if it was on the small side, it was interesting enough. However the day we went they were setting up for a wedding. There were no cannons, or living history, and honestly we just... More 

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Panama City, Florida, United States
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We have visited forts before and this one was well kept but very simple! We only spent about 30 minutes. Great view of the river

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Charleston, South Carolina
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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!

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Medford Lakes, United States
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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 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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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.

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