- From 1721 - 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. A cypress blockhouse, barracks and palisaded earthen fort were constructed in 1721 by scout men led by Colonel John "Tuscarora Jack" Barnwell. The settlement, called Darien, eventually became a foremost export center of lumber until 1925. Using old records and drawings, this 18th century frontier fortification on the Altamaha River has been reconstructed for public tours. A museum and film cover the Guale Indians, the Santo Domingo de Talaje mission, Fort King George, the Scots of Darien and 19th century saw milling when Darien became a major seaport. In addition to the fort replica, remains of three sawmills and tabby ruins are still visible.
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Fort King George.
Recreation - Touring the fort and the museum are the main attractions at the site. There are not any outdoor activities offered at this historic site.
Climate - 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.
Fort King George State Historic Site is located in the Coastal Region of southeastern Georgia. The site is found in Darien, 3 miles east of I-95 off of exit #10.