Summer 2015 Kids Programs @ Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill

Fort McAllister RIchmond Hill kids events Fort McAllister State Park, a 1,725-acre Georgia state park and home to the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy, offers several family & kids events throughout Summer 2015.

Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

FREE Parking & Admission Pass

Live Oak Public Libraries customers with valid library cards can borrow a Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites “Park Pass.” The passes are good for free parking or admission at any of the 63 parks statewide. For more information, click here. 

Memorial Day Festivities @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Come for an old fashioned Memorial Day with family activities and living history demonstrations throughout the day. Cannon firings and musket demonstrations hourly. $8 Adults, $6.50 Seniors and $5 youth. Children’s 5 & younger are free. $5 parking. 912-272-2339. Details here. 

Family activities include fiber demonstrations, spinning, felt bead and drop spindle making. Living history demonstrations will take place throughout the day including a Cavalry Unit drilling demonstration, Civil War era medical demonstration and weapons programs. Cannon firings and musket firings hourly.

For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email your questions to


Other Summer 2015 events @ Fort McAllister

National Trails Day Hike @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Join us as we celebrate National Trails Day with a hike on our 3 mile Redbird Creek Trail. Our Naturalist will talk about the different Eco-systems in the park. Bring insect repellent and water. $2.00 per person for anyone over 18. Children free with parents. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Let’s Get Batty With Sarah @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Learn about our Brown Bat population at the park and why we enjoy having them make their home here with us. After a brief talk , we will walk 1/2 mile to our bat houses and watch as they emerge for a night of insect hunting. Then we will return to the visitors center for a campfire. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, and insect repellent. $4.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Junior Ranger Camp @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Weekdays 9 AM – 3 PM from Jun 22, 2015 until Jun 26, 2015
Details here.

Independence Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Celebrate Independence Day like it’s 1864. Join us for old fashioned fun. Games, food and fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings, and musket demonstrations. $5-$8 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Labor Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join us for some old fashioned family fun. Civil War era games and prizes. $5-$8 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.


Located south of Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River, Fort McAllister showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads but did not fall until 1864 — ending Gen. William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea.”  Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a furnace, bombproof, barracks, palisades and more, while a Civil War museum contains artifacts, a video and gift shop.

Nestled among giant live oaks, Spanish moss and salt marsh, this park is a beautiful location for camping, fishing, boating and picnicking. Seven cabins sit on stilts near the marsh, surrounded by palm trees and palmettos. The shaded campground is bordered by tidal Redbird Creek, a boat ramp, fishing dock and nature trail. A large picnic area offers river views and playgrounds, while another boat ramp provides access to the Ogeechee River.

For more information, visit

Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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