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Fort James Jackson

1 Fort Jackson Road, Savannah, GA 31404, USA

The original brick fort, now the oldest standing brick fortification in Georgia, was built in 1808 and manned during the War of 1812. Fort Jackson was enlarged and strengthened between 1845 and 1860 and saw its greatest wartime activity serving as the headquarters for the Confederate defenses on the Savannah River during the Civil War. The fort was part of a system of nine fortifications that protected the river with a total firepower of nearly one hundred heavy guns. Today, visitors to Fort Jackson can see a variety of military hardware, including projectiles and cannons from the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad that lies at the bottom of the Savannah River.

 

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Directions

From I-95 take exit I-16 east toward Historic Downtown Savannah; take Montgomery Street exit. Turn right on Liberty Street, left on East Broad Street, right onto President Street. Follow approximately 2 miles, turn left on Woodcock Road, and follow road to Savannah River.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, museum.

Regular Events

daily cannon firings

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Admission Fee

prices vary according to program

Hours

Daily: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Phone

912-232-3945

Website

http://www.chsgeorgia.org »

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