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Nice visitor's center and interesting 5 minute film. Right now, there's not a lot here but it... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
teridGA
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Augusta, Georgia
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Example of an early 19th century blockhouse

Visited October 2016: Fort Hawkins (built 1806-1810) in nearby the Ocmulgee National Monument in... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Cubmaster99
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Eastport, Maine
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Nice visitor's center and interesting 5 minute film. Right now, there's not a lot here but it appears they're working on it. There are artifacts in the well thought-out interpretative/visitor's center. The staff is extremely friendly, welcoming and proud of what they're accomplishing. What there...More

Thank teridGA
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Visited October 2016: Fort Hawkins (built 1806-1810) in nearby the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon, Georgia. The US constructed this fort in the historic Creek Nation and was used by the military until 1824. Unfortunately, the Visitor Center was closed (only Sat & Sun Noon-4pm)...More

3  Thank Cubmaster99
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is spot where Macon was founded. Fort Hawkins was a fort built in 1806-1810 in the historic Creek Nation by the United States government under President Thomas Jefferson and used until 1824. Admission is - currently - free. There is plenty of paved parking...More

4  Thank JeffBreedlove
Reviewed 13 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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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)...More

1  Thank MTravi
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.

Thank Brian M
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,...More

2  Thank rwneal87
Reviewed 13 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...More

1  Thank Danielle N
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank ChartreuseBuzzard
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...More

4  Thank Tammy P
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