Fort McAllister State Park

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday at the Forge
Friday, Jan 19, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our fort blacksmiths are going to heat up some metal! Come and learn all about how a blacksmiths forge works. As we work the hot metal we will also be casting musket balls. $5-$9. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Sharktooth Sandbar Paddle
Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 to Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 8 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our rangers on a sunny and refreshing canoe paddle that's fun for the whole family! We'll be having some fun in the sun as we run around and enjoy the morning among the salt marshes. A great time to hunt for shark's teeth! Participants are allowed to bring their own kayaks and canoes, but Park Office must be notified before the event. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soak It In 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Soldier Saturday
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to spinning wool. Brace yourself as two time tested weapons face off! The atlatl or the Civil War musket, who will win? $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Civil War Medicine
Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn about some of the many tonics and remedies that doctors and surgeons of the past used to heal ailments and injuries during the Civil War. Our rangers will be using a period correct doctors pack and showing examples of the way surgeons performed amputations, and the medicines used by doctors to treat anything from a toothaches to snake bites! $5-$9. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to spinning wool. Brace yourself as two time tested weapons face off! The atlatl or the Civil War musket, who will win? $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park naturalist. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and even ones that could be poisonous! Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park naturalist. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and even ones that could be poisonous! Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Magnolia Hike
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Walk with our Naturalist Ranger down our Magnolia Trail, and observe salt marshes, red bird creek, and a fresh water pond. The entire hike will be about 3 miles long. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6ft leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to spinning wool. Brace yourself as two time tested weapons face off! The atlatl or the Civil War musket, who will win? $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Rides and Rebels Car Show
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Connoisseurs of classic cars are encouraged to show off their amazing autos for both the public as well as other automobile enthusiasts. Enjoy a day filled with cool rides, local history, and cannon and rifle firings. Classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, customs and exotics are all welcome to attend. Register in advance. $8. 912-727-2339.
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Native American's - Guale
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn about the areas original inhabitants and how they hunted and see some tools used in the surrounding areas. Adults will be able to test their skill with the atlatl spear thrower, an ancient hunting weapon. $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Civil War Medicine
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn about some of the many tonics and remedies that doctors and surgeons of the past used to heal ailments and injuries during the Civil War. Our rangers will be using a period correct doctors pack and showing examples of the way surgeons performed amputations, and the medicines used by doctors to treat anything from a toothaches to snake bites! $5-$9. 912-727-2339.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park naturalist. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and even ones that could be poisonous! Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Magnolia Trail Hike
Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This is a very easy and slow-paced hike. Good for beginner hikers or families. Along a 3 mile trail. We will talk about the trees along the trail and about the marsh ecosystem. Wear sturdy shoes and bring some water. No reservation required. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday at the Forge
Friday, Feb 9, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our fort blacksmiths are going to heat up some metal! Come and learn all about how a blacksmiths forge works. As we work the hot metal we will also be casting musket balls. $5-$9. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance
Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Calling all couples for our annual valentine's day dinner and dance! Enjoy a nice hot meal surrounded by candle light and one of a kind ambiance! Share the evening with someone special in a beautiful, historic setting. After a lovely meal, enjoy period dances and songs with the Civil War soldiers of Fort McAllister. $100 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Super Museum Sunday at Fort McAllister
Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 8 AM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society, we are offering free admission. Come for a self-guided tour anytime or take part in our guided tour at 2 p.m. ending with a musket firing. For those of you looking for a challenge, complete our Fort Scavenger Hunt. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Soldier Saturday
Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to spinning wool. Brace yourself as two time tested weapons face off! The atlatl or the Civil War musket, who will win? $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Civil War Games
Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Play games like a soldier and pass the time like they did in 1864. Enjoy time with the family as we play cat and mouse as well as other period games. $5 - $9. 912-727-2339.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday at the Forge
Friday, Feb 16, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our fort blacksmiths are going to heat up some metal! Come and learn all about how a blacksmiths forge works. As we work the hot metal we will also be casting musket balls. $5-$9. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to spinning wool. Brace yourself as two time tested weapons face off! The atlatl or the Civil War musket, who will win? $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Civil War Games
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Play games like a soldier and pass the time like they did in 1864. Enjoy time with the family as we play cat and mouse as well as other period games. $5 - $9. 912-727-2339.
Children's Civil War Drills
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
With the aid of wooden muskets children will learn how to march and "load in nine times", just like a Civil War soldier. A musket demonstration will conclude the program. Fun for kids and adults alike. $5-$9. 912-727-2339.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park naturalist. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and even ones that could be poisonous! Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Magnolia Trail Hike
Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This is a very easy and slow-paced hike. Good for beginner hikers or families. Along a 3 mile trail. We will talk about the trees along the trail and about the marsh ecosystem. Wear sturdy shoes and bring some water. No reservation required. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday at the Forge
Friday, Feb 23, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our fort blacksmiths are going to heat up some metal! Come and learn all about how a blacksmiths forge works. As we work the hot metal we will also be casting musket balls. $5-$9. 912-727-2339.
McAllister's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 23, 2018 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a fun take on astronomy as we look through our high-power telescope at celestial objects. This program is for everyone, learn about the stars in an enjoyable and easy to understand atmosphere. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia! Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park naturalist. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and even ones that could be poisonous! Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Cadet Girl Scout Night Owl Hike
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
A fun and wonderful learning experience for all Cadet Girl Scouts! Earn your Night Owl badge by taking a hike with our rangers while learning more about the wild and interesting animals that wander the park at night. You'll have the chance to see bats, raccoons, armadillos, deer, and much more! Embrace your wild side and get outdoors! $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, Apr 1, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
The Easter Bunny will be making a stop at Fort McAllister, leaving plenty of eggs scattered around the park! Help us clean up with our annual Easter Egg hunt! There are sure to be lots of eggs, and hunts for all age groups. With candy, prizes and rewards, this is sure to be an Easter egg hunt to remember! $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Civil War Trust Volunteer Day
Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 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.
Handicapped Accessible 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Riverbank Cleanup
Saturday, May 19, 2018 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 26, 2018

Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 26, 2018 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 2, 2018

National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 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 on Redbird Creek Trail, 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.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 9 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 sack races, egg toss, wheel barrow races and other old-timey games. Fresh watermelon will be available too! You can even join in a Civil War-era baseball game! $5 - $9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come on out for a relaxing and entertaining day for the whole family. Civil War soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day while presenting living history programs. Old-timey games will be available and fun for the whole family! $5 - $9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 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 13, 2018

Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 7 PM to 9 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 before being treated to an exclusive night-time firing of our cannon! $5-$9. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

154th Winter Muster
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 9 AM to 6 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come by and see our annual Winter Muster! Skirmishes between Confederates and Federals well be going on throughout the day. Visitors will be able to explore the fortifications in its most solemn hour as the Confederates attempt to hold off the advancing armies of General Sherman from taking Fort McAllister, and ultimately, Savannah. $5 - $9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible