Fort McAllister State Park


Friday, March 22, 2019

Great Monarch Migration Hike
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Every Spring and Fall monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico for the winter. In recent years the monarch population has suffered devastating losses Join us for a hike as we search and survey the migrating monarch butterfly population, and learn what you can do to protect this species from extinction. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Beginner Archery
Friday, Mar 22, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors, learn something new! Good for ages 8 and up (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Organic Gardening: Soil Matters
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This program series will focus on a different topic for each month, to help improve your gardening knowledge. This month we will focus on soil conditions. Learn about types of soil, soil testing, amending conditions, and proper planting preparation. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 1 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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Archaeology: Dig through History
Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come dig through history at our mock archaeology dig site and explore what its like to be an archaeologist. Keep what you find! $5 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Cannon Ball Crater Hike
Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
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 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.
Organic Gardening: Soil Matters
Sunday, Mar 24, 2019 to Monday, Mar 25, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This program series will focus on a different topic for each month, to help improve your gardening knowledge. This month we will focus on soil conditions. Learn about types of soil, soil testing, amending conditions, and proper planting preparation. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Eco-Explorers Club
Monday, Mar 25, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn and explore local ecology and become part of the community of nature. "Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher standard of living is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free." - Aldo Leopold $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Great Monarch Migration Hike
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Every Spring and Fall monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico for the winter. In recent years the monarch population has suffered devastating losses Join us for a hike as we search and survey the migrating monarch butterfly population, and learn what you can do to protect this species from extinction. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Friday at the Forge
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 4 PM to 4:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Visit our blacksmith's shop to learn about their tools and techniques. Our Park Rangers will be demonstrating how iron is heated and formed. We will also demonstrate how musket balls were cast. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our rangers for a short 1/2 mile walk along our beautiful marshes and winding creeks and witness nature at its finest! Watch our flying friends take flight over the setting sun and learn about the world of bats. Hundreds of bats leave their houses every evening to hunt for insects. Guests will meet our rangers at the Visitors Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Great Monarch Migration Hike
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Every Spring and Fall monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico for the winter. In recent years the monarch population has suffered devastating losses Join us for a hike as we search and survey the migrating monarch butterfly population, and learn what you can do to protect this species from extinction. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Eco-Explorers Club
Monday, Apr 1, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn and explore local ecology and become part of the community of nature. "Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher standard of living is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free." - Aldo Leopold $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Beginner Archery
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors, learn something new! Good for ages 8 and up (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

American Battlefield Trust Park Day
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Today is devoted to improving and rejuvenating our fortifications. We will be trimming plants, painting, cleaning, and doing other maintenance all around the fort grounds. We will provide lunch for all of our hard working volunteers. Come show your dedication to keeping history alive by lending a helping hand. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday at the Forge
Friday, Apr 12, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Visit our blacksmith's shop to learn about their tools and techniques. Our Park Rangers will be demonstrating how iron is heated and formed. We will also demonstrate how musket balls were cast. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Archery Tournament
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Test your skills with a bow and win awesome prizes. If you have attended two archery sessions with the park, entry to the tournament is free. Prior intermediate archery session is recommended. If you have not been to two previous sessions entry will be $30. $0-$30 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday at the Forge
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Visit our blacksmith's shop to learn about their tools and techniques. Our Park Rangers will be demonstrating how iron is heated and formed. We will also demonstrate how musket balls were cast. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Sunset Bat Hike
Friday, Apr 19, 2019 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our rangers for a short 1/2 mile walk along our beautiful marshes and winding creeks and witness nature at its finest! Watch our flying friends take flight over the setting sun and learn about the world of bats. Hundreds of bats leave their houses every evening to hunt for insects. Guests will meet our rangers at the Visitors Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
It's time for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Age groups are: 3-6; 7-9; 10-12. Space is VERY limited. Pre-registration & payment is required at park office to obtain even wristband(s). Registration closes at 5pm 4/19. Day of walk ups will be turned away. For detailed event information, click the blue event title, or call the Park Office. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Earth Day Tree Planting
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate earth day by planting trees, and learn about maritime forest biodiversity, and the cultural significance of live oak trees. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Beginner Archery
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors, learn something new! Good for ages 8 and up (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 1 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.
Handicapped Accessible 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Lady's Afternoon Tea
Sunday, May 5, 2019 3 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for an afternoon tea social and discussion on the historical roles of women. Topic TBA. Please purchase tickets in advance, space is limited. $20. 912-727-2339.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Riverbank Cleanup
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Make a difference in the environment! Join us as we remove trash and debris along the Ogeechee River at low tide. You can choose to work along the tree line, which is dry and requires sturdy shoes, or the water line which requires shoes that can get wet and muddy. We always recover several bags of debris which threatens the health of our coastline! 912-727-2339.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 25, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day, and help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years! Cannon & musket firings every hour! Civil war era demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day. There will be lots of family fun to be had by all! $5 - $9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Help us make one of our biggest goals become a reality! In the morning, our rangers will guide visitors on a special hike to learn more about our special ecosystems and their importance! After our morning hike, we'll need volunteers to help us work on the trails! Do your part in helping to preserve our beloved hiking trails! $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp #1
Monday, Jun 10, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our first week of camp will begin June 10th -14th, 2019, and is for Junior Rangers ages 6-9. 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! Please register early to secure your spot. $100. 912-727-2339.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, June 14, 2019

Father's Day Weekend Camp-Out and Campfire
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Here's a big "thank you" for all the hard work you do as a father. Fathers who bring out their children for tent camping the 14th - 16th, will get a 25% discount on camping fees. Includes a campfire Friday night at 8:00 pm at the campground assembly shelter. The perfect time to bring the kids camping for some quality time with Dad. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

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.
Handicapped Accessible 

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, September 28, 2019

Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our biggest volunteer day of the year! Stop by and lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be cleaning and clearing branches, debris and more as we work hard to make our park beautiful and pristine! All of our hard working volunteers will be treated to lunch, as a personal thank you from Georgia State Parks! 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.