The Coast / Darien

Fort King George Historic Site

302 McIntosh Rd SE
Darien, GA 31305

912-437-4770
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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

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    95

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • 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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  • First Day Hike at Fort King George

    First Day Hike at Fort King George

    01/01/2015 - 01/01/2015

    Start the new year out right. Come visit the site on Thursday, January 1, 2015, and participate in a guided tour of the site nature trail. A Ranger will lead guests down the trail while discussing both natural and cultural features. It will take place through a marsh ecosystem and end at the fort.

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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. colonial.cookoff@yahoo.com

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  • Scottish Heritage Days

    Scottish Heritage Days

    03/20/2015 - 03/22/2015

    Visit the site during this fun-filled weekend! Friday is Student Day, featuring numerous vignettes that interpret colonial history. Saturday is Family Day, offering a wide variety of historical presentations with the focus on Scottish history. A battle reenactment will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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  • Memorial Day Commemoration

    Memorial Day Commemoration

    05/25/2015 - 05/25/2015

    Join the garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, blacksmithing, and soldier's life activities. Musket and cannon firing demonstrations will be presented throughout the day. Start your summer with a BANG here at Fort King George!

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  • Cannons Across the Marsh

    Cannons Across the Marsh

    07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015

    Join the Garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, and soldier's life activities to honor Independence Day. Free watermelon and lemonade will be served.

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  • Labor Day at Fort King George

    Labor Day at Fort King George

    09/07/2015 - 09/07/2015

    Be treated to musket and cannon firings from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Also, come and see the various jobs soldiers would "Labor" on as part of their duties.

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