Fort McAllister State Park


Friday, January 18, 2019

McAllister's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Jan 18, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 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.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Beginner Archery
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
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.
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 12:30 PM to 1:30 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 medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and ones that could be poisonous. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Intermediate Archery
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
All participants for intermediate archery must have taken beginners archery to participate. In this class you will be honing your accuracy at greater distances than our beginners course. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Monday, January 21, 2019

History and Ecology Homeschool Clubs
Monday, Jan 21, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Each week, Fort McAllister offers a program for elementary school aged children, ideal for homeschoolers and campers.The programs alternate between Ecology and History themed lessons. Learn about historical figures, try hands on crafts and learn skills such as orienteering, building a survivor shelter, and conservation. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday Picket
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 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. 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 regular fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Hot Shot Cannon Class
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Visitors will get a hands on lesson on how a 32 pounder hot shot cannon was operated. Hot shot cannons were essential to the war effort and were notoriously successful at sinking wooden vessels. Come learn what it takes to fire one of these weapons, and catch a glimpse of what it was like to be a Civil War cannoneer. 912-727-2339.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
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 medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and ones that could be poisonous. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Eco-Explorers Club
Monday, Jan 28, 2019 2 PM to 3 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 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Cars & Coffee at Fort McAllister
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a day filled with cool rides, local history, and cannon and musket firings. Classic car owners are invited to show off their amazing autos for both the public as well as other automobile enthusiasts. Register in advance by calling the park office. Free lunch and admission for registered car owners. Open to the public. 912-727-2339.

Friday, February 8, 2019

McAllister's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 8, 2019 7 PM to 8 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.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Valentine's Dinner and Dance
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 6 PM to 8 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. Reserve your table today by calling our park office. Price is per person. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Parks After Dark 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Super Museum Sunday at Fort McAllister
Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 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. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Eco-Explorers Club
Monday, Feb 18, 2019 2 PM to 3 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, February 22, 2019

McAllister's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 22, 2019 7 PM to 8 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.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday Picket
Saturday, Feb 23, 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 regular fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 2 PM to 3 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 medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and ones that could be poisonous. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
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 medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and ones that could be poisonous. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Eco-Explorers Club
Monday, Feb 25, 2019 2 PM to 3 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 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Cadette Girl Scout Night Owl Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2019 6 PM to 8 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.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Civil War Trust Volunteer 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 

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.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 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 will 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! $1 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.

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-20th, 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 

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.