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Old Fort Jackson

1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
+1 912-232-3945
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The state's oldest remaining fort dates back to 1808 and includes a number of Civil War and other military exhibits. Daily cannon firing programs are offered at 11:00am and 2:00pm.
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  • Average8%
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1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404-1039
+1 912-232-3945
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The name says it all. It's an old fort. Nothing special, except the nice views on the Savannah River.

Thank Ariebeukenoot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Girl Scout troop visited the fort for a few hours. We enjoyed the cannon firing on the riverboat and learning about the history of the fort. We even saw dolphin in the Savannah River, from the fort! A pleasant history lesson for a decent...More

Thank AngelaMB12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in the afternoon just after the firing the guns. Try to arrive just before 2pm so you can watch and hear the cannon.They shoot 1 or 2 cannons. The fort has walls standing with large guns on top. Looking at the many rooms...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped late in the day, but we were welcomed to get a glimpse of the fort. As it turned out, Ben, a historian spent a lot of time explaining the history of the fort and answering our questions. Some of the history is politically...More

1  Thank dekalbill
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and another couple spent an hour or 2 at this fort while sitting in on a tour by the girl scouts. There was a curator telling about the history of the fort and also shot 2 or 3 cannons during his...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived late afternoon to tour this historical site on the river. There was a girl scout troop about to tour and we were told we could follow them- just not to answer any of the guide's questions as the girls were earning badges. The...More

Thank renewedbyme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for something to do in the afternoon then go here. Call to find out what time they do the cannon firing. Its a great historical place, especially for curious kids. The people that work there are great and super knowledgeable. A really...More

Thank davidsparvero
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history around this area is amazing! If you are into that kind of thing, then vist here! Well preserved for its age. They also have the live cannon firing.

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually we go to Fort Polaski but it was closed due to tornado damage. So we opted to go to Old Fort Jackson. It might be smaller but quite honestly, there was so much more to it! Each room inside the fort had something displayed...More

Thank Lisalyn58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and informative site. Cannon firing demonstrations and other interactive exhibits with reenactors. Desk staff were very friendly and very informative. Easy to get around the fort...especially for children. My kids are 8 and 3 and neither had any issues. Must see!

Thank Bryson C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How much is the admission for entrance into For Jackson
14 June 2017|
Response from Jennifer R | Property representative |
Hello, Admission is $8 +tax for adults, and $4 +tax for children (ages 2-12). Children under 2 are free.
We will be visiting Savannah without a car. Can we get to Fort Jackson using public transportation?
25 April 2017|
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Response from Jennifer R | Property representative |
Unfortunately Old Fort Jackson is not accessible via public transportation. Guests without their own transportation have been know to utilize Uber or a taxi service to visit our site.
How long does it take to tour Fort Jackson?
1 March 2016|
Response from Brian L | Property representative |
Anywhere from 15 minutes to a xouple hours.