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Savannah Holidays 2016: Luminary Fun Night with Mrs. Claus

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Mrs. Claus Holiday Family Fun Skidaway Island State Park Savannah Luminary Fun Night with Mrs. Claus on Sat. Dec 10, 2016 6-8PM @ Skidaway Island State Park.

Bring your children and pets and join Mrs. Claus for a very special Luminary Night.

Enjoy a walk along the enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served.

All activities $2 per person. $5 parking.

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Ga 31411

Skidaway Island State Park, 912-598-2300, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411

Fall Food Truck Festival 2016 @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Nov. 20

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Savannah Family food truck Festival Skidaway Island State Park

Celebrate the reopening of Skidaway Island State Park with a festival the week after the park reopens.

Skidaway State Park closed for weeks due to Hurricane Matthew recovery but plans to reopen in Nov. 8 2016. Celebrate with food trucks, music, crafts, huge The Great Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt (which starts @ 2PM)

$5 Parking.

Bring cash for fast and efficient entry.

Food Truck Line-Up in for Fall Family Food Truck Fun Festival

10 Food Trucks participating and new picnic tables. Food truck line-up includes:

Avila – Venezuelan Cuisine
Downtown Curbside Kitchen
Chazitos
The Naked Dog
Low Country Lobster
Crave Cupcakes
Leopold’s Ice Cream
Rolling Smoke Barbecue
Dark Shark Taco Attack!
Psycho Circus

Sun. Nov. 20, 11AM-4PM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Ga 31411

Savannah Halloween: Colonial Haunted Trail Tour @ Wormsloe State Historic Site

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Wormsloe Colonial Haunted Trail Tour Halloween Savannah Wormsloe State Historic Site Colonial Haunted Trail Tour
Sat. Oct 29, 2016, 7-9 PM

A ranger will guide you into the past to site of colonist Nobel Jones. Keep close together as you explore the trail and hopefully you will be safe from the zombies, ghosts and ghouls drifting under the looming oak tree and Spanish moss. Who knows what ghouls have been disturbed after such a vicious storm this month!

Tours will depart from the Visitors Center every 15 minutes beginning at 7:30pm. Last tour ticket will be sold at 9 pm. If tours sell out prior to 9 pm the entrance gates will be closed. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Admission: $4.50-$10
Contact: 912-353-3023

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406

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FOR MORE FAMILY HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, VISIT OUR FALL FUN GUIDE HERE. 

New outdoor gym @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Skidaway Island State Park Savannah outdoor gym

Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah now has an outdoor gym – for all – complete with elliptical, rowing machine & weight lifting equipment.

The new innovative outdoor gym & the six miles of trails make this Georgia state park the ideal spot to workout this fall.

Park Hours: 7AM–10PM

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Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, GA 31411, 912-598-2300, gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

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FOR MORE FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2016 HERE. 

Halloween 2016: Haunted Trail & Falloween Family Fun Day @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Pumpkin Patches, Farms, hayrides Savannah Halloween kids events Pooler Hilton HeadFalloween Family Fun Day @ Skidaway Is. State Park
Sat. Oct 22, 2016 1-4PM
Celebrate fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Hop on a hayride and tour the park. There will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Bring a bag to trick-or-treat through the campground.
Trick-or-treating will begin at 3PM.
$3 plus $5 parking.
912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible

Misery Woods Haunted Forest @ Skidaway Is. State Park
7-9:30PM Fri. Oct 28 & Sat. Oct 29, 2016
Join Skidaway Island Rangers as they navigate you through a trail of terror filled with maniacs, monsters and mayhem. Misery Woods will shatter your senses and leave you screaming for your own sanity.
Cost: $5 plus $5 parking.
912-598-2300.

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Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, GA 31411, 912-598-2300, http://gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

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Pokémon Go! Hikes @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Wormsloe Pokemon Go Hikes Savannah Pokémon Go! Hikes are coming to Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah in Savannah.

Starting Aug. 20 2016, Wormsloe State Historic Site will hold their first Pokémon Go! Hike.

At 2PM and 5PM, come out and ask for the Pokemon Safari tour.

Wormsloe is home to a large variety of Pokémon and with four gyms and nine Pokéstops. It’s the perfect place for a night adventure. They will also be holding a gym competition after the hike with badges up for grabs.

These Pokémon Go! Hikes will continue to be held twice a month @ Wormsloe at the following dates & times:

Pokémon Go! Hike
Sat. Aug 20, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Aug 27, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Sep 10, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Sep 24, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Oct 15, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Oct 29, 2016 2 PM & 65PM

Cost: $4.50-$10. Call 912-353-3023.

Pokemon Go discount

During the month of August, receive 10% off of retail in the Wormsloe gift shop by showing staff there a picture of a Pokemon you caught at Wormsloe (Offer not valid for books or snacks)

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More events @ Wormsloe

Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Sat. Sept. 3-Mon. Sep 5, 2016 10AM-4PM
Craft demonstrations from the 18th century include woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, colonial games and more.

Cost: $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.

Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd Savannah, 31406,http://gastateparks.org/Wormsloe  

Civil War Candle Lantern Tour @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill Civil War Candle Lantern Tour @ Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill.
Sat. Oct 8, 2016 7-10 PM

See Civil War soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for hot cider and cookies, then prepare yourself for a blast with a cannon firing over the Ogeechee River. Tours will be held every half hour, with the last at 9:30PM.

Cost: $5-$8.

Info: 912-727-2339.

Location:
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, 31324

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September 2016 Events @ Fort McAllister State Park

Little Brown Bat Hike
Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:30 – 9 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Astronomy
Saturday, September 17, 2016
9 – 10 p.m.
$3 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Sunday, September 18, 2016
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Off Trail Slough Exploration
Sunday, September 18, 2016
4 – 6 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Magnolia Trail Bike Ride
Thursday, September 22, 2016
12 -2 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required
Rental bikes are limited (first come first serve). You are encouraged to bring your own bikes.

Fort McAllister Cleanup – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, September 24, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lunch provided for volunteers.

Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Sunday, September 25, 2016
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Flora, Fauna and Fungi
Sunday, September 25, 2016
4 – 6 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Monday, September 26, 2016
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

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

MORE INFORMATION: For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email questions to FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

Free Pokemon Lures & Family Food Truck Festival, Savannah

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Food Truck Festival Pokemon Fun Savannah

Family Fun Food Truck Festival @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Join your favorite food trucks at Skidaway Island State Park for their first ever Family Food Truck Fun Fest, noon-4PM Sept.4 2016.

Pokemon lures, Giant Ground Sloth, Cornhole, Ranger-Led Games and Reptile Show are all part of the fun.

$5 parking.

Sun. Sept. 4, Noon-4PM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, Georgia 31411

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

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Other State Park Labor Day Events 

Labor Day at Fort King George
Monday, September 5, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site – Darien, GA
Historians and volunteers will demonstrate colonial-period “labor,” including pinning, wood-working, and blacksmithing. Celebratory musket and cannon firings will take place on the hour. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Labor Day at Fort Morris
Monday, September 5, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site – Midway, GA
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.

Labor Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill kids activitiesHave you taken your kids to visit Fort McAllister State Park – a 1,725-acre Georgia state in Richmond Hill?

Saturday Sept. 3 is a great time to do so.

Labor Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister
Sat. Sept. 3, 2016 9AM- 4PM
Civil War soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day while presenting living history programs. $8 per adult, $5 per youth, under 6 free. 912-727-2339.

Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

FREE kids’ nature programs @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

free kids nature activities Savannah Skidaway Island State Park

Come out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities on certain days during July 2016 including Call of the Wild on July 23 when you walk the trails at night to hear nocturnal animals call.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park each month, click here.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

War of Jenkins Ear & More State Park Events in Coastal Georgia

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Memorial Day kids events Savannah Coastal Georgia State Parks May 2016 events include:

Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin
Wed. May 18, 5-6PM
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah
Join one of the region’s marsh ecology experts as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe, providing a fascinating look into plant and animal life. Register in advance. Come prepared to get muddy. $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.

Colonial Toys & Games
Sat. May 21, 2016 1-4PM
Fort King George Historic Site – Darien
Play old-fashioned games like tug of war, rolling hoops, quoits, nine pins, cup and ball. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Kids in the Parks Day
Sat. May 21, 2016 1PM
Skidaway Island State Park – Savannah
Bring the kids out to enjoy outdoor games, our museum with live animals, trails and playgrounds. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Kids in the Parks Day
Sat. May 21, 2016 10AM-4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah
In addition to the sites’s normal tours, there will be few fun activities planned for the day that will be open and available for kids of all ages. $4-$10. 912-353-3023.

Memorial Day Commemoration
Sat. May 28, 9AM-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill
Pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years with a commemoration and reenactment. Cannon & musket firings, Civil War-era demos & lots of family fun. 912-727-2339.

War of Jenkins’ Ear
Sat. May 28, until Mon. May 30, 10AM-4PM
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah
Wormsloe will commemorate Georgia’s role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain. A brief presentation at the Visitor Center will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills & black powder weapons demonstrations. $4.50 – $10. 912-353-3023.

Memorial Day at Fort Morris
Mon. May 30, 11AM-3PM
Fort Morris Historic Site – Midway
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. Enjoy the beautiful vista from the earthen fort, over the Medway River and out through St. Catherine’s Sound, a view that has changed very little over hundreds of years. $3-$4.50. 912-884-5999.

FREE entrance to museums on Super Museum Sunday 2016

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Super Museum Sunday 2016 Savannah free entrance to museums

FREE admission to museums, historic sites on Super Museum Sunday, Feb. 7

Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday 2016 is Sun. Feb. 7 when various museums and historical sites in the Savannah area are free and open to the public.

See the list of participating Super Museum Sunday Sites here. 

Various sites will have free admission on Sunday, February 7th, 2016, from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., unless alternate hours are listed. All Coastal Heritage Society sites – Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum – will be open & free.

*Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA
*Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave, Savannah, GA
*Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA
Cost: FREE!

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colonial-faire-lgFREE Colonial Faire and Muster 2016

Saturday & Sunday, 10AM- 4PM Feb 6 & 7 2016
Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah  31406.
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, sutler’s row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Free. 912-353-3023.

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Georgia Day Parade Savannah 2016FREE Georgia Day Parade 2016

Georgia History Festival’s Georgia Day Parade in Savannah
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:30AM
Students & teachers costumed as historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event.

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FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH AREA KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

Winter Muster Re-Enactment between Confederates & Federals @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill, Dec. 12

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill kids activities151st Winter Muster @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hll

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 9AM-5PM

Skirmishes between Confederates and Federals will be going on throughout the day.

Visitors will be able to explore the fortifications in its most solemn hour as the Confederates attempt to hold off the advancing armies of General Sherman from taking Fort McAllister, and ultimately, Savannah.

Rifle and cannon firing engagements will occur throughout the day between both sides, leading up to the assault and capture of the fortifications. Visitors need to be in the fort no later than 4:30 p.m. to see the final assault, which will occur promptly at 5 p.m. The fort grounds will be closed to visitors between 3:30 and 4 p.m. so soldiers participating in the main assault can prepare accordingly. The fort grounds will be reopened between 4 and 4:30 p.m.

$5 for Youth (6-17) $8 for Adults (18+). 912-727-2339; children under the age of 6 are free. Visitors will not need to pay for a ParkPass if they are attending the Winter Muster.
Handicapped Accessible

Location:
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, 31324

For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email your questions to FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah
Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Participate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments.

Cost: $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.

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First Day Hike Event @ Wormsloe Historic Site
Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking, no open toe shoes. Hike to the Civil War earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Guided hike with site history.

Cost: $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.

Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd Savannah, 31406,http://gastateparks.org/Wormsloe  

Savannah Holidays 2015: First Day Hike @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Celebrate the Holidays @ Skidaway Is. State Park.

First Day Avian Loop Hike @ Skidaway Is. State Park
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 2 PM
Enjoy an afternoon hike through the marsh. This guided hike will discuss the history of Skidaway Island, marsh plants and local animals. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411, gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland On Facebook here.

Living history Civil War program & Get Outdoors Festival @ Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Fort McAllister Living History program Savannah 2015“Before the Storm” at Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill just outside Savannah this Sat. Nov. 14 2015.

Fort McAllister, a 1,725-acre Georgia state historic park, will host “Before the Storm,” a living history program.

This is the perfect chance to see life as a Civil War soldier. Step back in time to 1864, a time when Georgia was in great peril. This program features soldiers preparing for the invading armies of General Sherman, who attacked the fort on December 13, 1864.

They will be firing their muskets and the cannon throughout the weekend. Walk among the soldiers as they go about their preparations and drills.

WHERE: Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
9 a.m. – noon

COST: Regular fort admission.

MORE: For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email your questions to FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

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Get Outdoors Festival
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Come and see displays and demonstrations about many outdoor activities. Learn more about hunting, fishing, getting started in running, how to attract wildlife and birds to your backyard, geocaching and many more topics. There will be arts and craft booths where you can buy unique holiday gifts. The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill will be selling food.  There will also be a door prize drawing every hour.  Enjoy a craft show, hayride and entertainment too. This will be a great and informative day. $3.00 per person, under 6 is free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.