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Old Fort Jackson

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Address: 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
Phone Number:
+1 912-232-3945
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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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Great place to go! The tour guide is dressed to character and does an amazing job. You get to see a real cannon fired and can climb all over the fort and cannons.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to go! The tour guide is dressed to character and does an amazing job. You get to see a real cannon fired and can climb all over the fort and cannons.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Save your money. Go out for lunch instead. Nothing inside worth looking at. It's worse then wormsloe and we thought that was bad.

Thank Roy F
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're like my husband and myself and love to learn about history then this is a must see plus it has some great picture spots and views!

Thank Cconner7886
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I had been to Savannah before, but had never visited Old Fort Jackson. We are SO glad we visited! Sgt. Brad was incredibly informative and gave visitors a wonderful image of what life was like at the Fort, as well as it's history. I've been to Ft. Pulaski which is much bigger, but these employees seem much... More 

Thank Jackson L
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What was there was really neat. However, there just isn't much to see. They had a cannon go off and that was cool. The person doing that was very informative. I just wish there was more.

Thank Kate N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort is in great shape and is much larger than expected. The tour is worth the wait. It can get hot so go early.

Thank craig m
Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short drive from Tybee Island, this fort was a gem for both the history buff and for someone interested in live action. Sgt. Aaron explained the history of the fort, the structure and use of the armaments (cannons and rifles), and living conditions at the time it was occupied. He was very knowledgeable and funny, and not seemingly bothered... More 

Thank Gretchen B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

THe Fort is a small and quick visit, but with tons of history. the place is very well preserve and close to downtown

Thank Guillermo F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just 3 miles outside downtown Savannah is this great piece of history. Perfect for families with school age children. Be sure to get there for one of the live cannon firings (check their schedule). The Sergeant gave a great, energetic description of what it took to load and fire the cannon. Also great, not too long, film about the Fort... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this fort that was involved in the Civil War. Arrived just in time to hear the talk from Sgt Brad. For 45 mins we were royally entertained with the history of the fort during the Civil war years. He was very informative but also kept our attention with some light hearted moments. He had an old fashioned barrel loading... More 

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