The Coast / Richmond Hill

Fort McAllister State Park

3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

912-727-2339 | 800-864-7275
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Located south of Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River, this scenic park showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads but did not fall until 1864, ending Gen. William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea."  Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a furnace, bombproof, barracks, palisades and more, while a Civil War museum contains artifacts, a video and gift shop.

Nestled among giant live oaks, Spanish moss and salt marsh, this park is a beautiful location for camping, fishing, boating and picnicking. Three cottages sit on stilts near the marsh, surrounded by palm trees and palmettos. The shaded campground is bordered by tidal Redbird Creek, a boat ramp, fishing dock and nature trail.  A large picnic area offers river views and playgrounds, while another boat ramp provides access to the Ogeechee River.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults museum fee $6.50

    Child (under 6) museum fee $1.00

    Daily ParkPass $5.00

    Group rates available with advance notice. please call 912-727-2339

    Seniors (62+) museum fee $6.00

    Youth (6-17) museum fee $3.75

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Lodging On Site, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    95

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Paddlers Picnic

    Paddlers Picnic

    11/15/2014 - 11/15/2014

    Join us for a Sunday canoe and kayak excursion out to the local sandbar for a scenic lunch. Participants must bring their own food and are allowed to bring their own kayaks and canoes, but Park Office must be notified before the event. Advance registration is required. Registration is determined on a first come, first serve basis.

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  • Paddlers Picnic

    Paddlers Picnic

    11/15/2014 - 11/15/2014

    Join us for a canoe trip on Redbird Creek. Bring your lunch and we will provide the canoes. We will talk about the marsh while we paddle to a sandbar to enjoy our picnic. Each canoe can hold two adults and a child. Call for reservations.

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  • 150th Winter Muster

    150th Winter Muster

    12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014

    Come join us on the actual date -- 150 years since General Sherman ordered his troops to take Ft. McAllister. Watch as we reenact this significant moment in our country'€™s history. Help us make this 150th Winter Muster the greatest one yet. The museum and staging area will be closed to the public at 4:00 p.m., and will reopen for the battle at 5:00 p.m.

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  • History Under Our Feet

    History Under Our Feet

    10/10/2015 - 10/10/2015

    Local Archaeologist, Jessie Larson will present a program about archaeology in our area. She will talk about local archaeology finds, how archaeologists know where to dig, and what tools they use. This informative talk and demonstration will be great for adults and older children.

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