Located on the south bank of the Ogeechee River, east of Richmond Hill, Fort McAllister
State Park is the home of the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy.
The earthworks and bombproofs withstood bombardments by heavy Union naval guns and have
been restored to their 1863-64 appearance.
A museum offers many Civil War artifacts, including the famed Confederate
blockade-runner, Nashville, destroyed in 1863 by the monitor Montauk in the Ogeechee River
above the fortification.
Highest in June, July, August, and September. Lowest in November, December, and
Bryan County, Richmond Hill, Georgia.
Fort McAllister Historic State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324
OPERATING HOURS, SEASONS
Park hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; historic site hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed Monday (except
legal holidays), Thanksgiving and Christmas.
CLIMATE, RECOMMENDED CLOTHING
Hot and humid summers, mild winters. From mid-May to mid-June, deer flies are very bad.
Fort McAllister is located 10 miles east of I-95 on Ga. Spur 144. Take exit 15 to
Highway 144 east through Richmond Hill. Drive approximately six miles and turn left onto
Spur 144. Spur ends at park entrance.
To Park: Fort McAllister is located 10 miles east of I-95 on Ga. Spur 144. In Park:
Walking short distances.
FEES, COST, RATES
Adult $2.00, child (ages 6-18) $1.00, 5 years and under free. Group rates (15 or more),
adult $1.50, child $.75.
FACILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Information Center, Fort McAllister Museum - Civil War period exhibit.
Self-guided trail through fort. Magnolia Nature Trail located in campground.
Educational programs for schools, civic organizations, and other groups scheduled
throughout the year, except on Mondays.
Lodging and Camping Facilities:
65 campsites with water and electrical hook-ups. Dump station located in campground.
Soft drink machines in park. Local marina located ¼ mile from park has food and
Other Concessions, Park-Managed Visitor Facilities and Opportunities:
Museum contains small amount of resale items.
Fort is not accessible. Museum is accessible. Two campsites and restroom facility are
Parking available at museum.
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES/PARK USE
Visiting museum and Fort McAllister, fishing (dock on Ogeechee River), and picnicking.
Reservations for educational programs should be made two weeks prior to visit.
BASIC VISIT RECOMMENDATIONS
One hour for museum and fort visit. One half day for complete park visit.
Living history programs are presented the Saturday prior to Memorial Day and the
Saturday prior to Labor Day.
Must remain on marked trail while visiting the fort.
ADJACENT VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Wormsloe State Historic Site, Skidaway Island State Park, Fort Morris Historic Site, Fort
Pulaski National Monument, Fort Jackson, and Historic Savannah.
Write Fort McAllister Historic State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA
31324 or call (912) 727-2339.
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