Savannah Labor Day Activities 2017: Old Fort Jackson kids’ programs & more

Labor Day weekend events in Savannah Old Fort Jackson

Come to Old Fort Jackson in Savannah over Labor Day Weekend 2017 Sept. 2-4 2017 for enhanced programming.

Visitors can explore fort history, including the two major phases of construction of the fort itself, and participate in a variety of hands-on activities. All programming is included in fort admission and is FREE for Coastal Heritage Society members.

Activity schedule includes:

10AM  Introduction to the War of 1812 + Cutlass Demo
10:30AM Musket Firing Demo + Interpreter’s Choice Topic (Civil War)
11AM Cannon Firing Program (Swivel Gun) (1812)
11:30AM  32pdr Cannon Firing Program (Civil War)
Noon-1:25PM LUNCH BREAK Open exploration & activities
1:30PM Riverboat Salute (6Pdr) + Intro to War of 1812
2PM Interpreter’s Choice Weapons Demo + Topic (Civil War)
2:30PM Cutlass Demo + Interpreter’s Choice Topic (1812)
3PM Musket Firing Demo + Interpreter’s Choice Topic (Civil War)
4:30PM Riverboat Salute (6Pdr) (1812 or Civil War)

Ongoing activity stations (10AM-2PM):

Tabby-Making Station
Make your own tabby to take home and enjoy!

Cartridge-Making Station
Learn how to roll musket cartridges just as they were made during the 19th century!

**Please note any and all activities are subject to change and may be canceled in the case of inclement weather.

Old Fort Jackson
Sept. 2-Sept. 4
1 Fort Jackson Rd.
Savannah GA 31404

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Labor Day weekend 2017 kids' events in Savannah, Hilton HeadMore Labor Day 2017 Family Events

Golf rounds for $55 during Labor Day Weekend @ the Club at Savannah Harbor.
Plus special events including putting contests
Open to the public
Part of Patriot Golf special through Sept. 4.
Details here.

Free Family Fun Night Big Truck Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.
5:30-7:30PM Fri. Sept. 1
Details here. 

Loyalists & Liberty Program @ Savannah History Museum
This special program offers visitors an in-depth understanding of the Revolutionary War in Savannah. It includes a musket demonstration and a visitor reenactment on Battlefield Memorial Park.
10:30AM, 12:30PM, and 2:30PM Thurs. Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Tours meet in the lobby behind the Visitor’s Center. (with the mural)
Details here.

Steam Rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah
Train rides will be at 11AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM Friday & Saturday.
Sunday train rides will be at 1PM & 2PM
Monday train rides will be at 11AM 11:30AM, 1PM 2PM & 3PM
Details here.

Daily programming @ Savannah Children’s Museum
Open Fri. Sept. 1-Mon. Sept. 4, 9AM-2PM
Details here.

Free Bacon Fest, Historic River Street, Savannah
Sept. 1-4
Details here. 

Labor Day Celebration
Sat. Sept, 2, 2017 10AM-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Rd.
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Civil War soldiers will fire rifles, cannons throughout the day.
Cost: $8 per Adult, $5 per Youth, Free for ages younger than 6.
(912) 727-2339

Labor Day Weekend Living History
Sun. Sept. 3, 2017 10AM-2PM
Fort King George Historic Site
Darien, GA
The fort will come to life as colonial people demonstrate various tasks. Visit the site this day and enjoy watching a volunteer make colonial style “boondoggle” decorations from woven blades of grass. Also, there will be demonstrations of spinning wool into thread.
Cost: $4.50-$7.50

Labor Day Commemoration
Mon. Sept 4, 2017 10AM-4PM
Fort King George Historic Site
Darien, GA
Enjoy cannon firings and musket firings. Also, to mark the occasion, the fort seamstress, blacksmith and woodworker will all be plying their trades.
Cost: $4.50-$7.50

Labor Day Commemoration
Mon. Sept 4, 2017 11AM-3PM
Fort Morris Historic Site
Midway, GA
7 miles east of I-95 exit 76 in Sunbury
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort. Historically attired interpreters will present revolutionary war soldier talks, musket and cannon demonstrations Monday September 4th from 11 am until 3 pm. Other colonial skills will be presented. Bring a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it.
Cost: $3-$4.50

Labor Day Fireworks, Tybee Is. 
@ 10th Annual Labor Day Beach Bash
Sun. Sept. 3 @ Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion.
Free live entertainment will be provided on Sunday by Swingin’ Medallions from 7-10:30PM, followed by a fireworks show around 9:15PM that can be viewed from Tybee’s eastern beaches.
912.786.5444 or 800.868.2322.

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