Established as a port on the Altamaha River by Scottish Highlanders in 1736, Darien has a long martial tradition. By 1863, Darien was considered one of the great ports on the eastern seaboard. Aside from shipping staples like cotton and lumber, the port was a haven for blockade runners. Because of its economic importance and notoriety as a blockade-running sanctuary, Darien became a target of Union forces invading the Georgia coast during the Civil War. With the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, now is the perfect time to explore Darien's Civil War history.
Visit Darien and explore rivers, estuaries, islands, beaches and natural habitats. We boast one of the world's largest estuarine systems swimming with seafood that is harvested locally. While we know you will find your favorite place in history whether it be Fort King George, Ashantilly or the Old Jail; our best advice is sure to be dining on local cuisine at one of our restaurants, events or festivals.
Visitor Information Center
1111 Magnolia Bluff Way, SW Suite #410
Darien, GA 31305
Official Visitor Information
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Darien Travel Guides
The Comfort Inn in Darien is located near Sapelo Island and Fort King George.FREE hot deluxe continental breakfast,Wi-Fi,business center. Pet-friendly. AAA
Darien Outlet Center
Outlet stores with savings for the whole family, including some of the most recognized brand name clothing, shoes and accessories.
Historic Darien Walking Tour
Stroll through Darien, GA, located on the bluff of the Darien River and the site of historic Fort Darien. Explore our town using the self-guided tour
US Hwy. 17 SouthView on Map
912-262-3173The Billy Cullens Memorial Nature Trail and Observation Towers give birdwatchers and other outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to observe wetland-dependent wildlife in... Find Out More
404 NorthwayView on Map
912-437-7711The Old Jail Art Center building was constructed in 1888 by the McDonald Brothers Jail Building Company of Louisville, Kentucky as the McIntosh County Jail. Today... Find Out More
The dining information on this page is supplied by the Georgia Restaurant Association.