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Fort McAllister
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Fort McAllister
Description - 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.

Recreation - 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.

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.

Location - 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.

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Filed By: Judith Steffen
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: My husband and I and my Aunt and Uncle visited the Fort last week. Despite the fact I read a lot of history, especially Civil War history, I had not previously heard of the Earthen Forts. We were amazed and fascinated with the Fort. The restoration seems very real and everything was very clean. The park people were most courteous. This was the highlight of our week long trip thru Georgia and up as far as Charleston, SC We hope to return and camp. Very Nice!

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Contact Information:
Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road , Richmond Hill, GA, 31324, Phone: 912-727-2339

Additional Information:
Coastal Region - The coastal area of Georgia includes the southeastern corner of the state reaching the Atlantic Ocean. Savannah is the major city of the region and is accessible by Interstate 16 from Atlanta.
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites - There are 54 State Parks in Georgia, located throughout the state. The northern part of the state has the most parks with a high concentration along the coast as well.
Georgia's Historic Sites -

Georgia State Parks - Official Agency Website


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