What to do in Fort McAllister State Historic Park

Fort McAllister State Historic Park comprises 1724 acres and is home of the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The sand and mud earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads, but did not fall until captured in 1864 by Gen. William T. Sherman during his famous March to the Sea.

This coastal park, nestled among giant live oaks and beautiful salt marsh, offers a museum containing Civil War artifacts, 65 tent, trailer, and RV campsites as well as primitive sites, boat ramps and a dock, two picnic shelters, a group shelter, and a hiking trail.

Fort McAllister State Historic Park offers many recreational activities. Visitors will find camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, and a 1.3 mile hiking trail. The park also has a Civil War museum, an audiovisual show, and educational programs and tours.

Fort McAllister State Historic Park is located in the Coastal Region of southeastern Georgia. The park is found 10 miles east of I-95 on the south bank of the Great Ogeechee River. Visitors should take I-95 exit #15 to Georgia Spur 144 and continue to the end of the highway.

Georgia has a warm climate, especially in the southern regions of the state. Expect high temperatures and humidity levels during spring and summer months. The area can offer a relatively warm escape for snow-free outdoor recreation during the winter months.

3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Phone: 912-727-2339

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