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Review of Fort Hawkins

Fort Hawkins
Ranked #18 of 49 things to do in Macon
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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 of Archaeological Sites.

One of the blockhouses was reconstructed many years ago, and a new Visitor Center was built recently.

This site is near the Coliseum Medical Center, the Macon Coliseum, and only 4 miles from the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds. However, Fort Hawkins is difficult to see from the street and is often bypassed by both locals and visitors.

The Georgia State Society Children of the American Revolution is raising funds in 2014 and early 2015 to construct a large sign with a stone base so the location of Fort Hawkins will be visible, and the fort will receive the visitors and attention it deserves as a valuable historic site of the USA.

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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 want to go inside, make sure you call ahead. If it wasn't for the mounds near by, I would have driven over there for nothing (and that was the whole reason for going to Macon).

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Reviewed 5 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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Reviewed 13 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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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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