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


  • Colonial Cook-Off

    Colonial Cook-Off

    02/13/2016 - 02/16/2016

    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, and pies/cobblers.

    This event has been postponed until February 13, 2016.


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  • Scottish Heritage Days

    Scottish Heritage Days

    03/18/2016 - 03/20/2016

    All ages will enjoy this showcase of Georgia's Scottish and colonial history, with weapon demonstrations and cannon firings, re-enactors, blacksmithing, weaving, period cooking, music, and fort tours. Friday is Student Day. A battle reenactment will be 2 p.m. Saturday. A traditional Scottish "Kirkin of the Tartans" will be 10 a.m. Sunday.

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  • Weapons That Made America

    Weapons That Made America

    04/16/2016 - 04/16/2016

    Come learn about the various small arms and artillery used during this monumental era. Weapon firings will take place throughout the day. In this program, we will trace the origins of gunpowder weapons from their earliest use, up through the Civil War.

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  • Cannons Across the Marsh

    Cannons Across the Marsh

    07/04/2016 - 07/04/2016

    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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  • Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills

    Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills

    08/13/2016 - 08/13/2016

    At 10 a.m, and 2 p.m., Fort King George State Historic Site will be hosting Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills. From the earliest days of the humble tidal powered sawmill to the later industrial scale steam operated sawmills, this very site was utilized for centuries to process Yellow Pine, as well as Cypress, from the Altamaha River.

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  • Labor Day at Fort King George

    Labor Day at Fort King George

    09/05/2016 - 09/05/2016

    On this day, site staff and volunteers will be demonstrating various colonial period "labor" jobs. There will be ladies spinning natural fibers into thread on spinning wheels, wood-working, and possibly a blacksmith. There will also be the usual celebratory musket and cannon firings, which will take place on the hour.

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  • Lend a Hand - Your State Parks Day

    Lend a Hand - Your State Parks Day

    09/24/2016 - 09/24/2016

    Your State Parks Day is an opportunity to give back, so lend a hand and help us with our volunteer project on the park. There will be general clean-up activities.

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  • Colonial Christmas at Fort King George

    Colonial Christmas at Fort King George

    12/10/2016 - 12/10/2016

    Join the Friends of Fort King George for a traditional dinner in the soldier's barracks. Reservations required. The program concludes with a cannon firing.

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