The Coast / Richmond Hill

Fort McAllister State Park

3894 Ft. McAllister Rd.
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. Seven 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 (18-61) $9

    Daily Park Pass $5

    Group rates available with advance notice Call 912-727-2339

    Seniors (62+) $8

    Youth (6-17) $5

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Average Nightly Rate

    Call for Rates

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch

    Gift Shop

    Lodging On Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Restaurant on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    95

    Site Information

    Cabin / Cottage Rentals

    Primitive Camp Sites Available

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Magnolia Hike

    Magnolia Hike

    01/07/2018 - 01/28/2018

    Walk with our Naturalist Ranger down our Magnolia Trail, and observe salt marshes, red bird creek, and a fresh water pond. The entire hike will be about 3 miles long. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6 ft. leash.

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  • Friday at the Forge

    Friday at the Forge

    01/19/2018 - 02/23/2018

    Our fort blacksmiths are going to heat up some metal! Come and learn all about how a blacksmiths forge works. As we work the hot metal we will also be casting musket balls.

    Friday, January 19, 2018
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Friday, February 9, 2018
    4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Friday, February 16, 2018
    4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Friday, February 23, 2018
    4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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  • Sharktooth Sandbar Paddle

    Sharktooth Sandbar Paddle

    01/20/2018 - 01/21/2018

    Join our rangers on a sunny and refreshing canoe paddle that's fun for the whole family! We'll be having some fun in the sun as we run around and enjoy the morning among the salt marshes. A great time to hunt for shark's teeth! Participants are allowed to bring their own kayaks and canoes, but Park Office must be notified before the event.

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  • Civil War Medicine

    Civil War Medicine

    01/21/2018 - 02/03/2018

    Learn about some of the many tonics and remedies that doctors and surgeons of the past used to heal ailments and injuries during the Civil War. Our rangers will be using a doctors pack and showing examples of the way surgeons performed amputations, and the medicines used by doctors to treat anything from a toothaches to snake bites!

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  • Edible Plant Hike

    Edible Plant Hike

    01/27/2018 - 02/25/2018

    Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park naturalist. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and even ones that could be poisonous! Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash.

    Saturday, January 27, 2018
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

    Sunday, January 28, 2018
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Sunday, February 4, 2018
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  • Rides and Rebels Car Show

    Rides and Rebels Car Show

    02/03/2018 - 02/03/2018

    Connoisseurs of classic cars are encouraged to show off their amazing autos for both the public as well as other automobile enthusiasts. Enjoy a day filled with cool rides, local history, and cannon and rifle firings. Classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, customs and exotics are all welcome to attend. Register in advance.

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  • Super Museum Sunday at Fort McAllister

    Super Museum Sunday at Fort McAllister

    02/11/2018 - 02/11/2018

    Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society, we are offering free admission. Come for a self-guided tour anytime or take part in our guided tour at 2 p.m. ending with a musket firing. For those of you looking for a challenge, complete our Fort Scavenger Hunt.

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  • Easter Egg Hunt

    Easter Egg Hunt

    04/01/2018 - 04/01/2018

    The Easter Bunny will be making a stop at Fort McAllister, leaving plenty of eggs scattered around the park! Help us clean up with our annual Easter Egg hunt! There are sure to be lots of eggs, and hunts for all age groups. With candy, prizes and rewards, this is sure to be an Easter egg hunt to remember!

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  • Memorial Day Commemoration

    Memorial Day Commemoration

    05/26/2018 - 05/26/2018

    Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day, and help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years! Cannon and musket firings every hour! Civil war era demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day. There will be lots of family fun to be had by all!

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  • National Trails Day Hike

    National Trails Day Hike

    06/02/2018 - 06/02/2018

    Help us make one of our biggest goals become a reality! In the morning, our rangers will guide visitors on a special hike to learn more about our special ecosystems and their importance! After our morning hike on Redbird Creek Trail, we'll need volunteers to help us work on the trails! Do your part in helping to preserve our beloved hiking trails!

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  • Independence Day Celebration

    Independence Day Celebration

    06/30/2018 - 06/30/2018

    Join us as we celebrate our country's birthday and our right to be free. Watch Civil War drilling, rifle and cannon firings! Also join in sack races, egg toss, wheel barrow races and other old-timey games. Fresh watermelon will be available too! You can even join in a Civil War-era baseball game!

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  • Junior Ranger Camp #2

    Junior Ranger Camp #2

    07/16/2018 - 07/20/2018

    Our second week of Junior Ranger Camp is meant for our older junior rangers, ages 10-12. Junior Rangers will discover more about Georgia's great history, march through the woods and marshes, learn about the environment, paddle canoes on our rivers, and become stewards of Georgia's natural and environmental wonders!

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  • Labor Day Celebration

    Labor Day Celebration

    09/01/2018 - 09/01/2018

    You deserve a break today! Come on out for a relaxing and entertaining day for the whole family. Civil War soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day while presenting living history programs. Old-timey games will be available and fun for the whole family!

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  • Your State Parks Day

    Your State Parks Day

    09/29/2018 - 09/29/2018

    Our biggest volunteer day of the year! Stop by and lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be cleaning and clearing branches, debris and more as we work hard to make our park beautiful and pristine! All of our hard working volunteers will be treated to lunch, as a personal thank you from Georgia State Parks!

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  • Candle Lantern Tour

    Candle Lantern Tour

    10/13/2018 - 10/13/2018

    Join us for our annual candlelight guided tours! Come see soldiers perform their evening duties and experience what life was like for those living on the Georgia coast during the Civil War. You'll get to stop by our lovely barracks house for some sweet treats before being treated to an exclusive night-time firing of our cannon!

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  • 154th Winter Muster

    154th Winter Muster

    12/15/2018 - 12/15/2018

    Come by and see our annual Winter Muster! Skirmishes between Confederates and Federals will be ongoing throughout the day. Visitors will be able to explore the fortifications in its most solemn hour as the Confederates attempt to hold off the advancing armies of General Sherman from taking Fort McAllister, and ultimately, Savannah.

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