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

  • First Day Hikes

    First Day Hikes

    01/01/2015 - 01/01/2015

    Join us at 10 a.m. for a three-mile nature hike with Ranger Rowe on the Redbird Creek Trail. This hike is medium difficulty and requires sturdy shoes and water. At 1:00, join us at a History Hike in and around the fort. An Interpretative Ranger will walk you through the past and tell you about the daily life at Fort McAllister during the war.

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  • Memorial Day

    Memorial Day

    05/23/2015 - 05/23/2015

    Join us for an old-fashioned Memorial Day. We will have family activities and living history demonstrations throughout the day. Cannon firings and musket demonstrations hourly.

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  • Independence Day Celebration

    Independence Day Celebration

    07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015

    Celebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for living history demonstrations, cannon firings and a musket demonstration. Enjoy games, food and old-fashioned fun.

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  • Labor Day Celebration

    Labor Day Celebration

    09/05/2015 - 09/05/2015

    Join us for some old fashioned family fun. Enjoy Civil War era games and prizes.

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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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  • Annual Candle Lantern Tour

    Annual Candle Lantern Tour

    10/10/2015 - 10/10/2015

    Join us for our annual guided tour. See the soldiers perform their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for some hot cider and a cookie. Then prepare yourself for some noise as the cannon is fired over the Ogeechee River. This is one of the most popular annual events.

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  • Haunting of Blackbeards' Island

    Haunting of Blackbeards' Island

    10/24/2015 - 10/24/2015

    Savage Island becomes Blackbeards' Island for the weekend as we decorate and dress like pirates. Decorate your campsite like a pirate ship or camp and compete for prizes for the most original and most frightening campsite. Rangers will go site to site giving out candy. Come for a campfire where we will give prizes for best sites and best costumes.

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  • Get Outdoors Festival

    Get Outdoors Festival

    11/14/2015 - 11/14/2015

    Come and see displays and demonstrations about many outdoor activities. Learn more about hunting, fishing, gardening, camping, birding, and much more. Enjoy a craft show, hayride and entertainment. This will be a great and informative day.

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