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Great place with knowledgeable docent!

We stopped on a whim to check it out as we were driving past and were pleasantly impressed with the... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
TeachPeeps
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Work-in-progress

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
via mobile
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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) and show you around. There are three levels requiring stairs but worth the trip. There is no charge for admission or the tour but I highly recommend a donation to keep this place open. Unfortunately tours and access to the tower are only available on Saturday and Sunday but are well worth the effort.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank MTravi
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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.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Brian M
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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 the source of funding to operate and make improvements).
It's currently open only on the weekends.
Highly recommended!

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank rwneal87
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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 patient with our energetic and curious child. They encouraged his questions. This site is open only on weekends, is run by volunteers and donations. Fort Hawkins is worth visiting!

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Danielle N
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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.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank ChartreuseBuzzard
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