Fort McAllister State Park


Saturday, June 15, 2019

From Rice to Riches to Rebellion
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The story of rice cultivation begins with the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733, and was the regions largest economic export up until the American Civil War. The strategic placement of Fort McAllister was not only to protect the citizens of Savannah, but also the many rice plantations that lined the Ogeechee River. $9 adult $5 youth. 912-727-2339.
Cannon Ball Crater Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Some of the largest weapons of the civil war were naval artillery pieces known as Dahlgren guns. This ranger led hike explores an area of the park where these weapons have left numerous craters. This is a bushwhackers hike off of our trail system. Please where appropriate shoes and clothing for traversing natural areas. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Night Time Fort Excursion
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 8:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come experience the beauty and tranquility of Fort McAllister at night on this ranger guided tour of the fort and plantation house, as we recount history and tell stories of Georgia's last battle of the civil war. $9. 912-727-2339.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Guale Home Defense
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come learn about the indigenous people from our local area, the Guale, and the types of weapons they used to defend themselves and hunt. 912-727-2339.
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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 12 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War medicine. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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The better Butter Churning Demo
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
As you are touring the fort stop by the Barracks to participate in making butter. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us as we celebrate our country’s birthday and our right to be free. Watch Civil War drilling, rifle and cannon firings! Also join in old-timey games. Fresh watermelon will be available too! You can even join in a Civil War-era baseball game! 912-727-2339.
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Monday, July 15, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp #2
Monday, Jul 15, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our second week of Junior Ranger Camp is July 15th-19th, and is meant for our older junior rangers, ages 10-12. Junior Rangers will discover more about Georgia's great history, march through the woods and marshes, learn about the environment, archery, and become stewards of Georgia's natural and environmental wonders! $100. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Labor Day Celebration
Monday, Sep 2, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for a relaxing and entertaining day for the whole family. Civil war Soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day, Regular fort admission applies. $9. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 7 PM to 10 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for our annual candlelight guided tours! Come see soldiers go about their evening duties and experience what life was like for those living on the Georgia coast during the Civil War. You'll get to stop by our lovely barracks house for some sweet treats after being treated to an exclusive night-time firing of our cannon! 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Civil War Experience
Friday, Nov 8, 2019 5 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Are you ready for a three day event, where you will experience the real life of a soldier at Fort McAllister. Have you ever wondered what it was like to wear the clothes and do the drills? Find out as you feel the intensity of a rigorous daily training schedule. Then when it is all over, we will end the experience with a bang. $300 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

155th Annual Winter Muster
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 10 AM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This annual tactical demonstration commemorates the siege of the fort, the last battle of General Sherman’s March to the Sea. Cannon and musket firings, skirmishes, and drills will take place throughout the day. Visitors should arrive no later than 4 pm to view the Final Assault at 5 pm. NOTE: TICKET SALES WILL END AT 4:30 PM. $9. 912-727-2339.