Old Fort Jackson, Savannah

4.5
#2 of 27 in Museums in Savannah
Through cannon and rifle firing demonstrations and tour guides dressed as Confederate soldiers, Savannah's rich history comes to life at Old Fort Jackson. Offering a view of the Savannah River, this National Historic Landmark is the oldest remaining brick fort in Georgia. Named after James Jackson, a British native who fought for American independence, the fort was constructed between 1808 and 1812 under the orders of President Thomas Jefferson. Deemed the best site from which to protect Savannah from attack by sea, the fort was used by local militias and U.S. troops in the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Be sure to peek inside the quarters where the soldiers stayed and make it to the rampart in time to see the cannon demonstration. Put Old Fort Jackson into our Savannah day trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Great place to visit. And presentation. Shooting of the canon was an added bonus. Great amount of history to learn and see.  more »
  • The young man who gave the history presentation and demonstrated the loading and firing of one of the cannons did and absolutely awesome job. I wish I had gotten his name but the was there on Thursday...  more »
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  • I brought a group of fifth grade students to Old Fort Jackson, and we had an incredible time. The tour guides did an excellent job at teaching the students what life was like for soldiers stationed there. We saw several demonstrations and were well informed about each one. The students particularly liked the firing of the canon! It was a beautiful day for a tour. If you choose to visit, take some insect repellent. Trust me, you will need it! 😉
  • Awesome experience! My students loved how the history was presented! The tour guides were lively and played their roles well! We went after the sun had went down which made the experience better for middle schoolers! Best field trip thus far

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