Fort King George Historic Site

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Explore the site with a ranger in redcoat uniform. History will come to life in this fun and informative tour. 912-437-4770.

Friday, January 26, 2018

A Cup of Tea with Pvt. Daughtry
Friday, Jan 26, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our rangers for a hot cup of tea and discuss history. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

A Cup of Tea with the Soldiers
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join our rangers for a hot cup of tea and discuss history. 912-437-4770.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Night Paddle
Friday, Feb 2, 2018 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join AmeriCorps Rangers for a paddle under the stars. Dress for the water temperature and bring spare clothes and towel just in case you get wet. Open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Limited spots available. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration only. $35. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Volunteer Day: Fix the Fence
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Volunteers are needed to help take down an old fence and construct a new one. Volunteers will receive FREE LUNCH as well as a free t-shirt! 912-437-4770.
Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Come and hike the easy nature trail and learn about the plants and animals that live here. Meet at nature trail head. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 
Archaeology 101
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Want to learn more about archaeology? Come learn by playing games with an archaeologist in front of the barracks. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 
Pioneer Games
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Drop by and play with pioneer games and toys like Bowls and Corn Hole in the area in front of the Barracks. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 
Ocher Painting
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Humans have been using ocher for thousands of years. You can try your hand at painting with one of the oldest forms of art in front of the Guale Indian Village. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 
Night Hike & Stargazing
Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Hike the nature trail through the dark with black lights. We will be hiking to a clearing to view the starry night sky. Meet at nature trail head. $10. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sunrise Paddle
Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Come and paddle as the sun rises with AmeriCorps. Dress for the water temperature and bring spare clothes and towel just in case you get wet. Open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Limited spots available. Meet at visitor center. Pre-registration only. $35. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 
Archery 101
Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Try out archery to see if it’s a good hobby for you. Meet at visitor center. Pre-registration only. $2. 912-437-4770.
AmeriCorps 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

History's Stories Writing Workshop
Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Learn about figures of local history through the documents they left behind, then put on your creative hat and write some documents of your own! Registration is required. $30. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Guided Tour of Georgia's First Fort
Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Explore the site with a ranger in redcoat uniform. History will come to life in this fun and informative tour. 912-437-4770.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

A Cup of Tea with Pvt. Daughtry
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our rangers for a hot cup of tea and discuss history. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Colonial Women
Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In honor of Women's History Month, come learn about the lives of colonial women as our staff and volunteers bring them to life. 912-437-4770.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Scottish Heritage Days
Friday, Mar 9, 2018 9 AM to 1 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
All ages will enjoy this showcase of Georgia’s Scottish and colonial history, with weapon demonstrations and cannon firings, re-enactors, blacksmithing, weaving, and 18th century cooking and music. Friday is Student Day. A battle reenactment will be 2 p.m. Saturday. A traditional Scottish "Kirkin o' the Tartans" will be 10 a.m. Sunday. 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Scottish Heritage Days
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
All ages will enjoy this showcase of Georgia’s Scottish and colonial history, with weapon demonstrations and cannon firings, re-enactors, blacksmithing, weaving, and 18th century cooking and music. Friday is Student Day. A battle reenactment will be 2 p.m. Saturday. A traditional Scottish "Kirkin o' the Tartans" will be 10 a.m. Sunday. 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Scottish Heritage Days
Sunday, Mar 11, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
All ages will enjoy this showcase of Georgia’s Scottish and colonial history, with weapon demonstrations and cannon firings, re-enactors, blacksmithing, weaving, and 18th century cooking and music. Friday is Student Day. A battle reenactment will be 2 p.m. Saturday. A traditional Scottish "Kirkin o' the Tartans" will be 10 a.m. Sunday. 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Full Moon Paddle to Rifle Cut
Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
We will meet at the public dock by Skipper's Fish Camp in Darien (85 Screven St). From there, we will paddle to Rifle Cut and back. Open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Equipment is provided, but please bring water. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration is required. $40. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Memorial Day Celebration
Saturday, May 26, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a holiday weekend of artillery drills, blacksmithing, and soldiers' life activities. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Memorial Day Celebration
Sunday, May 27, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a holiday weekend of artillery drills, blacksmithing, and soldiers' life activities. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 28, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a holiday weekend of artillery drills, blacksmithing, and soldiers' life activities. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

National Trails Day Paddle Trip
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In celebration of National Trails Day, we will be doing a paddling trip led by site staff. We will meet at the public dock by Skipper's Fish Camp in Darien (85 Screven St). From there, we will ride the tide to Rifle Cut and back. This is part of the statewide Get Outdoors Month activities. Registration is required. $35. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In this class our rangers will teach you the basics of kayaking and take you out on the beautiful Black Island Creek. Open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Equipment is provided, but please bring water and sunscreen. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration is required. $25. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In this class our rangers will teach you the basics of kayaking and take you out on the beautiful Black Island Creek. Open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Equipment is provided, but please bring water and sunscreen. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration is required. $25. 912-437-4770.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Cannons Across the Marsh
Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the soldiers at the fort for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, and soldiers' life activities to honor Independence Day. $4.50- $7.50 912-437-4770.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In this class our rangers will teach you the basics of kayaking and take you out on the beautiful Black Island Creek. Open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Equipment is provided, but please bring water and sunscreen. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration is required. $25. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In this class our rangers will teach you the basics of kayaking and take you out on the beautiful Black Island Creek. Open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Equipment is provided, but please bring water and sunscreen. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration is required. $25. 912-437-4770.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Full Moon Paddle Along Black Island Creek
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Let our rangers guide you on a beautiful moonlit paddle. We will meet at Fort King George and paddle along Black Island Creek to where it meets the Darien River and back. Registration is required. $35. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
From the earliest days of the humble tidal powered sawmill, to the later industrial scale steam operated sawmills, this site was utilized for centuries to process Yellow Pine, as well as Cypress, from the Altamaha River. Join the ranger on a walking tour as they visit the actual locations of the mills. $10. 912-437-4770.
Sights and Sounds of the Sawmills
Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
From the earliest days of the humble tidal powered sawmill, to the later industrial scale steam operated sawmills, this site was utilized for centuries to process Yellow Pine, as well as Cypress, from the Altamaha River. Join the ranger on a walking tour as they visit the actual locations of the mills. $10. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In this class our rangers will teach you the basics of kayaking and take you out on the beautiful Black Island Creek. Open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Equipment is provided, but please bring water and sunscreen. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration is required. $25. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In this class our rangers will teach you the basics of kayaking and take you out on the beautiful Black Island Creek. Open to people 10 years and older who are able to swim. Equipment is provided, but please bring water and sunscreen. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration is required. $25. 912-437-4770.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Labor Day Commemoration
Monday, Sep 3, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a day of artillery drills, blacksmithing, and soldiers' life activities. Learn about the various types of laborers of the past. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 9 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Your State Parks Day is an opportunity to give back, so lend a hand and help us with our volunteer project on the park. Wear clothing suitable to work outdoors. Volunteers receive FREE admission. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Coastfest
Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us at Coastfest, held at the DNR Region office under the Sydney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. This is a free all ages event. Fort King George will be doing musket firing demos and woodworking demonstrations. Other local DNR agencies will be presenting programs and various wildlife displays, live animals, and entertainment 912-437-4770.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Fright at the Fort
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 6 PM to 10 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a night of thrills and chills. From 6-7 pm, children ages 3-10 can trick-or-treat at numerous spooky spots within the fort. Then, from 8-10 pm, beware of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins as the fort and nature trail transform into a spectacularly spooky, shudder-inducing experience. Bring along your friends and family if you dare! $5-$10. 912-437-4770.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Autumn Reenactment
Friday, Nov 9, 2018 9 AM to 1 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
On Friday, students and teachers are invited to visit the site to experience a wide range of living history presentations. Reservations are required. On Saturday, living history presentations will take place throughout the day, and the battle reenactment will be at 3pm. No reservations needed. 912-437-4770.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Autumn Reenactment
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
On Friday, students and teachers are invited to visit the site to experience a wide range of living history presentations. Reservations are required. On Saturday, living history presentations will take place throughout the day, and the battle reenactment will be at 3pm. No reservations needed. 912-437-4770.