Candle Lantern Tour & Bat Hikes @ Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Richmond Hill

Candle Lantern Tour Fort McAllister Georgia State Parks Savannah Richmond Hill Fort McAllister State Historic Park in Richmond Hill will host these October 2017 kid-friendly events:

Weekend Hikes
Every Sunday of October
10AM & 1PM
Choose from the edible plant, weekend waterway, or the marsh flora hike and enjoy an educational hike with the park naturalist and rangers. Edible plant and marsh flora hike are about 3 miles. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 per person.

Candle Lantern Tour
Sat. Oct. 14, 2017
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 before being treated to an exclusive night-time firing of our cannon! Tours every half hour. $5-9 per person.

Fri. Oct. 20, 2017
Let our rangers be your guides to the galaxy as we spend the evening gazing at the lunar landscape. We’ll be peering through our telescopes while learning about the real majesty of our galaxy. Involves a short half-mile hike. Visitors will meet our rangers at the front office before taking a trip to one of our many scenic spots. $2 per person.

Sunset Bat Hikes
Fri. Oct. 13 and 27, 2017
6:45 – 7:45PM
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 per person.

Blacksmithing & Civil War Medicine
Sat. Oct. 21, 2017
10AM- 3PM
It’s time to get fired up! Join our rangers as we show off both the fun and the challenges of blacksmithing! Then learn about some of the many tonics and remedies that doctors and surgeons of the past used to heal ailments and injuries during the Civil War. Fort admission required.

Halloween at Savage Island
Sat. Oct. 29, 2017
Get ready to get spooky as campers decorate their campsites to compete for the many prizes such as scariest site, best costume, and more! Satisfy your sweet tooth with some candy courtesy of our rangers! Campers only.


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

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