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

  • Full Moon Stargazers Party

    Full Moon Stargazers Party

    08/08/2014 - 08/08/2014

    Take a trip to Fort McAllister to see the night sky in a new way. With the moon to light up the night, this will be the perfect opportunity to see the stars shining brightly above us. Ms. Mullenax, Professor of Astronomy and Physics at AASU, will be here to help you discover and define the starry sky.

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  • Labor Day Festival

    Labor Day Festival

    08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014

    You deserve a little R&R for all your hard work, so gather the family up, kick back and enjoy yourselves at our Labor Day Festival! Visitors who wish to only use the Day Use outside of the fort will require a $5 Park Pass. Fort and museum visitors need to pay for admission at the museum when they arrive.

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  • Paddle Luncheon on the River

    Paddle Luncheon on the River

    09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014

    Go on a midday meet with us as we paddle our way to Sharktooth Sandbar. Bring your own lunch for a picnic out on the sandbar. Participants are allowed to bring their own kayaks and canoes, but Park Office must be notified before the event. Advance registration required, on a first come – first serve basis.

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  • Your State Parks Day

    Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    By helping us maintain our park, you are saving your local natural resources that are irreplaceable. Volunteers will be working on the preservation of their state parks, and as a thank you to our volunteers, will be providing lunch for their hard work.

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  • Candle Lantern Tour

    Candle Lantern Tour

    10/18/2014 - 10/18/2014

    Experience Fort McAllister at night as you are guided into the past by Candle light! Visitors need to pay historic site admission rates at the museum when they arrive. Guided walks through the fort will be held every half hour.

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  • 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 required, on a first come – first serve basis.

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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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