Fort McAllister State Park


Friday, January 31, 2020

Friday at the Forge: Blacksmithing Program
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 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. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Rides On The River
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a day filled with cool rides, local history, cannon and musket firings. Classic car owners are invited to show off their amazing autos and meet fellow automobile enthusiasts. Register in advance by calling the park office. Brought to you in cooperation with Richmond Hill Cars & Coffee. $9. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Valentine's Dinner and Dance
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Bring your sweetheart to our one-of-a-kind Valentine's date not to be forgotten! Enjoy a candlelit meal in a beautiful, historic setting with period music and dancing. Take part in a fireside chat with our historical interpreters. Space is limited. registration opens January 8th. Price is per person. $50. 912-727-2339.
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Super Museum Sunday at Fort McAllister
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 12 PM to 4 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. 912-727-2339.
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Friday, February 14, 2020

Kids Archery
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors,and enjoy archery in a safe environment. Good for ages 8-16 (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Night Fort Tour
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 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. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and identifying some that are toxic. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 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 candle making. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and identifying some that are toxic. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday at the Forge: Blacksmithing Program
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 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. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Soldier Saturday
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 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 candle making. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Civil War Candle Making
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join our living historians for a demonstration on 19th century candle making. Try your hand at making your own candle. 912-727-2339.
Astronomy
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Let our rangers be your guides to the galaxy as we spend the evening gazing at the lunar landscape. We'll be peering through our telescopes while learning about the real majesty of our galaxy. Involves a short half-mile hike. Visitors will meet our rangers at the front office before taking a trip to one of our many scenic spots. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

From Rice to Rebellion Fort Tour
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
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-$2.50 912-727-2339.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Kids Archery
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors,and enjoy archery in a safe environment. Good for ages 8-16 (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Cadette Girl Scout Night Owl Hike
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a fun learning experience for all Cadette 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.
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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Soldier Saturday
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 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 candle making. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
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Saturday, April 4, 2020

American Battlefield Trust Park Day
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 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.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 to Sunday, Apr 12, 2020 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 limited. Pre-registration & payment is required at park office to obtain even wristband(s). Registration open 4/1/20 - 4/19/20. 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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day Tree Planting
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate earth day by planting tree, and learn about maritime forest biodiversity, and the cultural significance of live oak trees. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Ladies Afternoon Tea
Sunday, May 3, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for an afternoon tea social and discussion on the historical roles of women. Please purchase tickets in advance, space is limited. $20. 912-727-2339.
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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Riverbank Cleanup
Saturday, May 16, 2020 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. 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.
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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10 AM to 3 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 died while serving in the US military. Living history interpretations will take place throughout the day including cannon & musket firings every hour. Tour the fort, museum and grounds of Fort McAllister along the banks of the Ogeechee River. $9. 912-727-2339.
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Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 25, 2020 10 AM to 3 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 died while serving in the US military. Living history interpretations will take place throughout the day including cannon & musket firings every hour. Tour the fort, museum and grounds of Fort McAllister along the banks of the Ogeechee River. $9. 912-727-2339.
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Monday, June 8, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp #1
Monday, Jun 8, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spend a week with the park rangers and learn skills from Civil War soldier training to outdoor survival skills and archery. Become an official Junior Ranger! For ages 7-10 years old. Registration begins May 1. Payment is due upon registration. $100. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old fashioned fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings, and musket demonstrations. $9. 912-727-2339.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp #2
Monday, Jul 13, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spend a week with the park rangers and learn skills from Civil War soldier training to outdoor survival skills and archery. Become an official Junior Ranger! For ages 7-10 years old. Registration begins May 1. Payment is due upon registration. $100. 912-727-2339.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp #3
Monday, Jul 27, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spend a week with the park rangers and learn skills from Civil War soldier training to outdoor survival skills and archery. Become an official Junior Ranger! For ages 7-10 years old. Registration begins May 1. Payment is due upon registration. $100 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Labor Day Festivities
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for an educational and entertaining day for the whole family. Our Civil War interpreters will be firing cannon and muskets throughout the day. $9. 912-727-2339.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Labor Day Festivities
Monday, Sep 7, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for an educational and entertaining day for the whole family. Our Civil War interpreters will be firing cannon and muskets throughout the day. $9. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 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 24, 2020

Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 7 PM to 10 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Experience an entertaining and historical trip through time led by candlelight, with friendly tour guides. Witness a night-time firing of our cannon! Refreshments will be provided at the museum. Limited space and set tour times. Pre-registration and payment is required & begins 10/1. Call or visit the Park Office to register. Kids 2 & under free. $15. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Annual Winter Muster: 156th Anniversary
Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 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 for the Final Assault. TICKET SALES END AT 4:30 PM. $12. 912-727-2339.