The fort was enlarged and strengthened between 1845 and 1860, and saw its greatest use as the headquarters for the Confederate river defenses during the Civil War (courtesy, Coastal Heritage Society)

Jackson County honors James "Left Eye" Jackson, Georgia's feisty Revolutionary War soldier, U.S. Senator, and Governor from 1798 to 1801. The British immigrant traveled to Savannah in 1772 and maintained a remarkable military and political career until his death at age 47.

A National Historic Landmark, Fort Jackson is one of the few early 19th century brick structures of its kind still standing. In summer, the daily cannon firings draw students, families, and history buffs.

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Away Travel Expert: Candyce H. Stapen
FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Visit in summer to catch the daily cannon-firing demonstrations.

1 Fort Jackson Rd.
Savannah, Georgia 31404
Parking: Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: Adults $6, children under six free

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 912-232-3945
Fax: 912-236-5126
Neighborhood: Tybee Island
Price Information: Adults $6, children under six free
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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