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“History lesson”
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 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) 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.

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.

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!

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!

1  Thank Danielle N
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