The Coast / Darien

Fort King George Historic Site

302 McIntosh Rd SE
Darien, GA 31305

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Built by South Carolina colonists in 1721, Fort King George was the southernmost fortification defending the British empire in North America. Though it only lasted six short years until 1727, the fort served a monumental role toward the later establishment of Georgia. Today, Fort King George Historic Site, operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Parks and Historic Sites division, hosts several thousand visitors a year. Our award-winning programs teach visitors about this monumental structure and how Georgia came to exist as the 13th British colony in North America.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $7.50

    Child (under 6) Free

    Group tours available for 25 or more people. Reservations required at least one week in advance. please call 912-437-4770

    Seniors (62+) $7.00

    Youth (ages 6-17) $4.50

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Fence and Garden Projects - Your State Parks Day

    Fence and Garden Projects - Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Help reconstruct the vine fence or work on the raised vegetable garden in the yard of the new Scottish house. Also, our nature trail is in need of trimming over-hanging limbs. Bring your work gloves and hat.

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  • Re-thatch an Indian Hut - Your State Parks Day

    Re-thatch an Indian Hut - Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Visitors can help re-thatch the American Indian chickee hut.

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  • Autumn Encampment 2014

    Autumn Encampment 2014

    11/14/2014 - 11/15/2014

    A wide range of living history presentations will be given highlighting all the various cultures and people that inhabited our region before Georgia was established in the 1730's. A battle re-enactment will take place at 2 p.m.

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  • Colonial Christmas at Fort King George

    Colonial Christmas at Fort King George

    12/12/2014 - 12/12/2014

    Join the garrison for a traditional dinner in the soldier's barracks and an evening of colonial-style Yule Tide jollification.

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  • Colonial Cook-Off

    Colonial Cook-Off

    02/21/2015 - 02/21/2015

    In teams of one or two, research a historical recipe and cook it, for the first annual colonial cooking contest. Participants can be dressed in historical reproduction clothing, or professionally. Recipes must be submitted. The categories include soups, breads, meats, root vegetables/greens, pies/cobblers.

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