Old Fort Jackson

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Old Fort Jackson

Old Fort Jackson

1 Ft. Jackson Rd.
Savannah, GA 31404



Georgia's oldest standing brick fortification perches on the banks of the Savannah River so its guns could fire on any vessel coming into Savannah. Chances are good that you will get an up-close view of an oceangoing ship during your visit. Walk on the parapet of the fort and investigate the structure's many nooks and crannies. Two powder magazines and most of the casemates are open to the public, and they contain displays of weaponry and tools used at the fort and artifacts from the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad whose remains lay on the river bottom a few hundred feet away. The 9-inch Dahlgren cannon is one of the largest functional pieces of pre Civil War–era heavy artillery in the United States. Cannon-firing programs are presented daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. throughout the spring and summer. 

Construction of Fort Jackson was begun in 1808. It was manned during the War of 1812, and Confederate forces used it as headquarters of the Savannah River defenses during most of the Civil War. It was garrisoned by Union troops after the city's surrender in December 1864.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Maps & Brochures Available, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities


    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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