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


  • Weapons That Made America

    Weapons That Made America

    04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015

    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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  • 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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  • Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills

    Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills

    08/15/2015 - 08/15/2015

    Enjoy a guided tour of the Fort, but with a new focus. This walking tour will guide you through the land as it was during the sawmill industry of the 19th century. Learn about how Darien, Ga. played a role in this huge industry. Cost is regular admission. Tours lasts approximately 30 minutes.

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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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  • Your State Parks Day - Fort King George Historic Site

    Your State Parks Day - Fort King George Historic Site

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    Volunteers will enjoy free admission to the park on National Public Lands Day. Your State Parks Day is an opportunity to give back, so lend a hand and help us with our volunteer project on the park.

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  • Colonial Christmas at Fort King George

    Colonial Christmas at Fort King George

    12/12/2015 - 12/12/2015

    Join the Garrison for a traditional dinner in the soldier's barracks for an evening of colonial style Yuletide jollification. The cost is $35 per person. Reservations required.

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  • 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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