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Fort McAllister
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Nearest city: Richmond Hill, Georgia
Coordinates: 31°53′30″N 81°11′42″W / 31.89167°N 81.195°W / 31.89167; -81.195Coordinates: 31°53′30″N 81°11′42″W / 31.89167°N 81.195°W / 31.89167; -81.195
Area: 30 acres (12 ha)
Built/Founded: 1861
Architect: Captain John McCrady
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: May 13, 1970
NRHP Reference#: 70000197[1]

Fort McAllister Historic Park is a 1,725 acre (7 km²) Georgia state park located near Keller and Richmond Hill in South Bryan County, Georgia and on the south bank of the Great Ogeechee River (some parts of the park border the Atlantic Ocean). The park is home to the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. Though the earthworks were attacked seven times by Union soldiers, it did not fall until taken by General Sherman in 1864 during his famous March to the Sea. The park, located on the coast, is nestled among giant live oaks and a large salt marsh. In addition, the park contains a museum specializing in Civil War artifacts.

Facilities[]

  • 65 Tent/trailer/RV Sites
  • 3 cottages
  • 2 Picnic shelters
  • Pioneer camping
  • Hiking trail - 4.3 miles of trails - One is 3.1 miles the other 1.2
  • Boat ramps
  • Playground

Annual events[]

  • 4th of July Barbecue, Picnic and Craft Show (July)
  • Fort Tours
  • Labor Day and Winter Musters
  • Super Sundays

See also[]

External links[]

References[]

  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://www.nr.nps.gov/. 
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