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

  • Basics of Hunting In Coastal Georgia

    Basics of Hunting In Coastal Georgia

    10/05/2014 - 10/05/2014

    Are you thinking about becoming a hunter, but don't know where to begin? Come learn the basics of hunting from a State Game Warden. Learn when and where to hunt and what equipment you will need. Have all your questions answered by a professional.

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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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  • Let's Get Batty With Sarah

    Let's Get Batty With Sarah

    10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014

    Join Ranger Sarah for an informative talk about bats. Learn why we love our bat community here at the park. Take a walk to watch as they emerge from their houses and head out for an evening of hunting insects. Then, we return to the visitors center for a campfire. This is a great event for the whole family. Bring a flashlight and a chair for campfire time.

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  • Haunting of Savage Island

    Haunting of Savage Island

    10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014

    Halloween comes to the campground. We invite our campground guests to decorate their campsite and wear costumes. The Rangers will drive through the campground and judge the campsites for creativity. We will be doing reverse trick or treating. You remain at your site and we bring candy to you. Then, gather for a bonfire and ghost stories.

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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 is required. Registration is determined 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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