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

  • Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills

    Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills

    08/15/2015 - 08/15/2015

    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.

     

    Saturday, August 15, 2015
    10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
    2 p.m. - 12 a.m.

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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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  • Lend a Hand - Your State Parks Day

    Lend a Hand - Your State Parks Day

    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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  • Debatable Land - Autumn Encampment

    Debatable Land - Autumn Encampment

    11/14/2015 - 11/14/2015

    A wide range of living history presentations will highlight various cultures and people that inhabited our region, long before Georgia was established in 1733. A battle reenactment will take place at 2 p.m.

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  • Colonial Christmas at Fort King George

    Colonial Christmas at Fort King George

    12/12/2015 - 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. colonial.cookoff@yahoo.com.

    This event has been postponed until February 13, 2016.

     

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