The Coast / Richmond Hill

Fort McAllister State Park

3894 Fort 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

    Child (Under 6) $2

    Daily Park Pass $5

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

    Seniors (62+) $8

    Youth (6-17) $5

    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

  • Valentine's Civil War Dinner and Dance

    Valentine's Civil War Dinner and Dance

    02/13/2016 - 02/13/2016

    This is the perfect chance for history lovers to get together for an evening full of fun and great food. Stop buy for a lovely roast dinner for two, under the candlelight of a Civil War site. Includes a tour of the fort, era singing and dancing, and a nighttime cannon firing.

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  • McAllister's Secret Freshwater Sloughs

    McAllister's Secret Freshwater Sloughs

    03/19/2016 - 03/19/2016

    There are some things on the park only we rangers know about, but it's time to change that. There are fantastic freshwater sloughs that dot the maritime forests of Fort McAllister State Historic Park that we consider our own hidden gems. Join us for two hikes around the park to see these miniature ecosystems in action.

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  • Easter Egg Hunt

    Easter Egg Hunt

    03/26/2016 - 03/26/2016

    Come joins us in the park for an old-fashioned Easter Egg hunt in historic Fort McAllister. Bring your basket and come celebrate Easter with us. For children ages 2-12.

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  • Memorial Day Commemoration

    Memorial Day Commemoration

    05/28/2016 - 05/28/2016

    Help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years with a commemoration and reenactment. We'll have cannon and musket firings, Civil War-era demonstrations, and lots of family fun.

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  • National Trails Day

    National Trails Day

    06/04/2016 - 06/04/2016

    Help us make one of our biggest goals become a reality. After a morning hike on Redbird Creek trail, we need volunteers to help us work on new trails for the public.

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  • Junior Ranger Camp #1

    Junior Ranger Camp #1

    06/13/2016 - 06/17/2016

    Our first week for Junior Ranger Camp is specialized for younger campers, ages 7-9. Campers will explore natural and cultural history of Georgia. Includes a canoe trip. Lunch is not provided. Register at least one month in advance.

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  • Father's Day Weekend Camp-Out and Campfire

    Father's Day Weekend Camp-Out and Campfire

    06/17/2016 - 06/19/2016

    Here's a big "thank you" for all the hard work you do as a father. Fathers who bring out their children for tent camping will get a 25% discount on camping fees. Includes a campfire Friday night at 8:00 p.m. at the campground assembly shelter. This is a perfect time to bring the kids camping for some quality time with Dad.

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  • Independence Day Celebration

    Independence Day Celebration

    07/02/2016 - 07/02/2016

    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

    07/11/2016 - 07/15/2016

    Our second week of Junior Ranger Camp is meant for older rangers, ages 10-12. Junior Rangers will discover Georgia's great history and march through the woods and marshes while they learn about the environment. The week ends with a canoe trip. Lunch is not provided. Register at least one month in advance.

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  • Civil War Olympics

    Civil War Olympics

    08/06/2016 - 08/06/2016

    Just like the athletes who show their strength and agility in games of skill, soldiers of the Civil War needed to be strong and agile. Join us for our first Civil War Olympics where kids can test their skills against formidable Confederate opponents.

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  • Labor Day Celebration at the Fort

    Labor Day Celebration at the Fort

    09/03/2016 - 09/03/2016

    Come 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.

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  • Civil War Candle Lantern Tour

    Civil War Candle Lantern Tour

    10/08/2016 - 10/08/2016

    See Civil War soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for hot cider and cookies, then prepare yourself for a blast with a cannon firing over the Ogeechee River. Tours will be held every half hour, with the last at 9:30 p.m.

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