Fort McAllister Historic Park
Type: Great Views, Historic Sites, Outdoor Activities
Located on the banks of the Ogeechee River in Richmond Hill just South of Savannah, this historic park features the Confederacy's best-preserved earthwork fortification. The site includes barracks,... Read More
Located on the banks of the Ogeechee River in Richmond Hill just South of Savannah, this historic park features the Confederacy's best-preserved earthwork fortification. The site includes barracks, palisades, cannons, a Civil War museum and 1,725 acres that border the river and marsh. The site also includes shaded campgrounds, three cottages available for rent, playgrounds, large picnic areas and a boat ramp that provides access to the Ogeechee River. A 'Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier' educational programs are available Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning at 1 p.m. and give the public the opportunity to learn about the Civil War, soldiers' lives, medicines of the time period, infantry, weapons and more.
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
- Park: Daily 7am-10pm
- Office and Museum: Daily 8am-5pm
- Historic Site Adult (18+) $6.50; Senior (62+) $6; Child (6-17) $3.75; Child (0-5) $1
Entry Per Vehicle $5
- Parks: "Keep your eye out for the elusive painted bunting, one of several species of birds known to frequent Fort McAllister."
- Best for Parks Because: Richmond Hill's Fort McAllister Historic Park is worth the drive for the stunning river views and fascinating Civil War barracks and cannons.