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(Savannah Halloween events) Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail 2019

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Haunted Trail @ Wormsloe State Historic Site

Rangers @ Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah 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!

Tours will depart from the Visitors Center every 15 minutes beginning at 7:00 pm. Tours will continue until 10:00 pm as needed, and space availability. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Pre-sale tickets for tour will begin Oct. 1, 2019. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged as tours times sell out in advance. Call the Park office for additional information and details: 912-353-3023

Admission: $9.50 – $15

Not recommended for children under the age of 6.

Wormsloe Haunted Trail
Sat. Oct. 26, 2019, 7-10PM
Wormsloe State Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd.
Savannah, GA 31406

Archery @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah will offer an archery workshop with a park ranger, Sun. April 28, 2019, 2-4PM

Learn how to set equipment up and practice your shooting skills.

This is for ages 10+ and is limited to 20 people total.
Cost per person: $10 & a $5.00 parking pass per vehicle.

You must CALL to sign up for this – no other form of communication is valid and you must sign up in advance. Call 912-598-2300.

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy
Savannah, GA 31411

Build A Fort & Full Moon Hike @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Wormsloe Colonial Haunted Trail Tour Halloween Savannah

Springtime is a fun time to visit Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah. Events include:

Build A Fort, Sat. April 13 2019 @ Wormsloe State Historic Site

Noble Jones built his own fortified home and you can too. Join us for a day of construction to build your own (cardboard) colonial fort. This this is a fun fortified architecture session for the whole family. Come prepared to make a mess.

Activities run from 10 am to 12 pm and repeat 2 pm to 4 pm.

Admission: $2 – $10
Saturday, April 13, 2019
10AM-4 PM
912-353-3023.
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Full Moon Hike, Sat. May 18 2019 @ Wormsloe State Historic Site

Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and come to a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare glimpse of the twilight and night time wildlife that make Wormsloe their home. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail.

Sunset will be at 8:02PM and moonrise will be at 8PM. Registration is limited, please register in advance by calling the park office (912-353-3023).

Admission: $4 – $12
Saturday, May 18, 2019
7:30-10PM
912-353-3023.

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War of Jenkin’s Ear, Sat. May 25 2019

It is 1742 and the Spanish are coming! Learn about the War of Jenkins Ear and Georgia’s role in the 1739 – 1748 war between Britain and Spain. Join us for a presentation about the conflict at the Visitors Center at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm followed by military drills and black powder weapons demonstration.

Admission: $2 – $10.
Saturday, May 25, 2019 10AM-4PM
912-353-3023.

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Wormsloe State Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd.
Savannah, Georgia 31406

(Savannah Spring Festivals 2019) Spring Art Festival @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Skidaway Art Festival 2019 Savannah

Art, food trucks, crafts, games, trail hikes. grab a bite from a food truck, create a masterpiece, play a game, or even hike a trail @ the Spring Art Festival 2019 @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah.

Pet-friendly, kid-friendly event

Cost: $5 Park pass
To register as a Food Truck or Vendor email: SkidawayIslandStatePark@yahoo.com or call 912.598.2300

Spring Art Festival
Sun. March 31, 2019, 11AM-3PM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy,
Savannah 31411

Colonial Haunted Trail Tour @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Wormsloe State Historic Site Savannah

Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail Tour @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah

Fri. Oct 26, 2018 (7:15 PM)
Sat. Oct 27, 2018 (7:15 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!

Tours will depart from the Visitors Center every 15 minutes beginning at 7:15PM. Wormsloe’s gate will open at 6:30PM. Last tour tickets will be sold at 9PM. Tours will continue until 10:00 pm as needed. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. The gate will close when all tours are sold out.

Not recommended for children under the age of 6.

Admission: $9.50 – $15
Would you like to purchase tickets? Have a question? Call: 912-353-3023

Wormsloe State Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd
Savannah, GA 31406

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See the complete list of Fall Festivals 2018 in the Savannah & Lowcountry area in our Fall Family Fun Guide.

 

Fall Georgia State Park Events near Savannah

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

See the complete list of Fall Festivals 2018 in the Savannah & Lowcountry area in our Fall Family Fun Guide.

Here are a few more:

Pups & Trucks Festival @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah
Sun. Nov 4, 2018 11AM-3 PM
Come for an afternoon of food and fun for you and your furry friends. Local food trucks will offer delicious food & even some snacks for your pups. Also enjoy pet boutiques, music, arts, crafts, vendors, pet rescue groups & more. Then you can take your pup for a walk on one of the many beautiful trails throughout the park. 912-598-2300.
Fees & Passes
$5 parking. Annual passes available here.

Colonial Wormsloe Lantern Tours @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah
Sat. Nov 17, 2018 6-8 PM
Ever wanted to see Wormsloe at night? This is your chance to see Wormsloe in a whole new light. Guided tours will depart at 6PM & 7PM by lantern & will take you through time on a whirlwind tour with a variety of scenes that celebrate Savannah’s colonial heritage, from the city’s founding in 1733 up through the American Revolution. $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.

Beginner Archery on certain Fridays @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Fridays
Oct 26, 2018 3-4PM
Nov. 2, 2018 4-5PM
Nov. 16, 2018 4-5PM
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow with park rangers. You will be shooting in a safe environment. Fun for kids and adults, come see how you fair. You will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. Reservation’s required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339. Learn more here.

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FOR MORE FALL FESTIVALS 2018, VISIT THE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM FALL FUN GUIDE. 

Savannah/Pooler Fall Festivals 2018

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

See the complete list of Fall Festivals 2018 in the Savannah & Lowcountry area in our Fall Family Fun Guide.

Here are a few more:

Free Halloween FunFest Pooler

FREE West Chatham YMCA Trunk or Treat
Hosted by YMCA of Coastal GA – West Chatham Branch
Fri. Oct. 26, 2018, 5:30-7:30PM

Come for a Family Fun night filled with spooky fun
This event is free and open to the public!

YMCA of Coastal GA – West Chatham Branch
165 Isaac G Laroche Dr
Pooler, GA 31322

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Pooler Fall Festival & Marketplace
Sat. Oct. 27, 2018, Noon-5PM
Pooler Recreation Complex (behind the YMCA)
200 Preston Stokes Dr.
Pooler, GA 31322

Vendor goods, rides, music, food and family fun for everyone
For pricing info, contact the Pooler Chamber of Commerce at 912-748-0110 or via email at office@poolerchamber.com

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Effingham County Fair 2018, Oct. 22-27
Springfield Fairgrounds
Admission is $5 for ages 5 & older; free for ages 5 & younger. Additional fees for rides etc.
Weekdays 5-9PM
Sat. Oct. 27 Gates open @ 1PM
See the schedule here. 

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Trick or Treat on River Street
NEW TIME: 1-4PM Sat. Oct. 27 2018
Hosted by Savannah Waterfront
Kids can enjoy trick or treating at River Street businesses.

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FOR MORE FALL FESTIVALS 2018, VISIT THE SOUTHERNMAMAS.COM FALL FUN GUIDE. 

Savannah Labor Day Activities 2018

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Savannah museums forts Old Fort Jackson Labor Day Weekend 2018

Labor Day weekend family events @ Coastal Heritage Society sites in Savannah including Savannah Children’s Museum, Old Fort Jackson & Savannah History Museum. Learn more here.  Programs include:

LOYALISTS AND LIBERTY BATTLEFIELD TOURS @ Savannah History Museum: Thursday-Saturday well as extended to Sunday & Monday (because of the holiday weekend) 10:30AM, 12:30PM & 2:30PM
March through history and learn about the American Revolution in Savannah! Experience a black powder demonstration, immerse yourself in 1779 Savannah, and hear about the personalities that shaped the city’s fight for freedom. Learn more here.

INTERACTIVE CENTURY OF SENTRIES: Building Fort Jackson program for adults, kids and families @ Old Fort Jackson. Guests can also learn various drills and forms of military communication used and watch a cannon demonstration using some of the oldest artillery in the Southeast. This special programming will be offered 10AM-4PM, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday during Labor Day Weekend. To coincide with the programming, there will also be a special indigo dyeing activity at 10:30AM, 1PM & 3PM Saturday through Monday. Learn more here.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND HOURS @ Savannah Children’s Museum: SCM will have Special Open Days from 9AM-2PM on Sunday, Sept. 2 & Mon. Sept. 3 in addition to their regular Saturday hours, 9AM-2PM.

More Labor Day weekend family events

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is will be open 10AM-5PM Come by and play. Details here. 

Half-price Marsh Treks w/ Tybee Is. Marine Science Center.
Sign up online. (Plus Beach walks, Turtle Talks, Seining)
Details here.

Labor Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Sat. Sept. 1 2018 9AM-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA
Entertaining day for the whole family. Civil War soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day while presenting living history programs. Old-timey games will be available. Cost: $5-$9. 912-727-2339.

Labor Day Commemoration @ Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien
Mon. Sept 3, 2018 10AM-4PM
Fort King George Historic Site
302 McIntosh Road SE
Darien, GA 31305
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a day of artillery drills, blacksmithing, and soldiers’ life activities. Learn about the various types of laborers of the past. Cost $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Labor Day Commemoration @ Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway
Monday, Sep 3, 2018 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site
2559 Fort Morris Road
Midway, GA 31320
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort.
Cost: $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.

Labor Day Fireworks, Tybee Is.
@ 11th Annual Labor Day Beach Bash
Sun. Sept. 2 2018 @ 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.

Richmond Hill kids’ activities: Beginner Archery & Civil War programs @ Fort McAllister State Park

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill has these happenings this weekend Aug. 10-12.

Beginner Archery
Fri. Aug 10, 2018 4-5PM
Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow with park rangers. You will be shooting in a safe environment. Fun for kids and adults, come see how you fair. You will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. Reservation’s required. $10 plus $5 parking. Register via phone @ 912-727-2339. Learn more here. 

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Civil War kids’ programs

Soldier Saturday
Sat. & Sun. Aug 11 & 12: 10AM-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
The fort’s plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. A park ranger and a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to civil war medicine. $5-$9. 912-727-2339. Learn more here. 

Children’s Civil War Drills
Sat. Aug 11, 10-11AM
Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
With the aid of wooden muskets children will learn how to march and “load in nine times”, just like a Civil War soldier. A musket demonstration will conclude the program. Fun for kids and adults. $5-$9. 912-727-2339. Learn more here. 

Battle Rattle
Sat.  Aug 11, 2018 1-1:30PM
Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Battle Rattle is a modern name for soldiers gear. Learn how this term is rooted in the civil war. Rangers will discuss all of the gear that a civil war soldier would carry into combat, and what makes it rattle. 912-727-2339. Learn more here. 

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Super Science Sunday
Sun. Aug 12, 2-3PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, GA
Second Sunday of each month will feature a different experiment. Come join the sometimes messy, sometimes just plain fun. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339. Learn more here. 

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Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
912.727.2339
email FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

Moon-gazing with high powered telescope @ Fort Morris State Historic Site, Midway

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Stay out a little later and view an astronomical event, the fourth full moon in three months.

On Saturday night, March 31, site staff @ Fort Morris State Historic Site in Midway near Savannah will be available after hours for gazing up at the full moon as it rises over the Medway River.

Interesting facts about the moon will also be shared. A high powered telescope will be available to check out the moon’s seas and craters. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy this astronomical evening. Weather permitting and dress accordingly.

For more info, contact Arthur Edgar, Site Manager, at 912-884-5999 or email: fortmorris@coastalnow.net

Moon Over the Medway
March 31, 2018
9PM until —
Fort Morris State Historic Site
2559 Fort Morris Road
Midway, Ga.
7 miles east of I-95 exit 76 in Sunbury
Cost:$3-$4.50

Spring 2018 Fests @ Savannah-area Georgia State Parks

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Maker’s Festival at Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Sat. May 12, 2018 10AM-4 PM
Come to the first Maker’s Festival at Skidaway Island State Park. The Maker’s Festival is a family-friendly place to come interact with makers, see what they’re doing, and buy their products. Makers of all types will be there and some will be offering hands on experience at making.  $5 parking. Details here. 

Mother’s Day Celebration at Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Sun. May 13, 2018 1-3PM
Come join AmeriCorps in fun homemade spa activities in celebration of Mother’s Day. The activities participants will partake in are: Yoga, Bath Salts, Hand Scrubs, Manicures, Tin Can Flowerpots, and Mother’s Day Cards. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Details here.

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

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

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
7-9PM
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.

Astronomy
Fri. Oct. 20, 2017
7-8PM
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
7-9PM
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.

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Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
912.727.2339
email FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

(Halloween 2017 events) Campground Trick-or-Treating @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Halloween events Savannah trunk treat costume contestYou are invited to bring your costumed kids to Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah for the annual Campground Trick-or-Treating, Sat. Oct. 28 2017, 2PM.

Bring your ghost, ghoul, princess or costumed little one out for an afternoon of trick-or-treating through the park campground. Arrive at 1:30PM to enjoy games, crafts and fun before everyone heads into the campground.

Cost: $5 parking.Bring cash for faster entry.

For info call: 912-598-2300.
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More Fall 2017 Skidaway Is. State Park Events

Evening Bat Lecture and Hike
Sat. Oct 28, 2017, 7 PM
Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem. Come learn more about these amazing animals and take a short hike to see them glide through the sky in their natural habitat.
Cost $5 parking. Bring cash for faster entry.
912-598-2300.

Calls of the Wild- Dusk Hike
Sat. Oct 21, 2017, 7 PM
Skidaway Island State Park , Savannah
Hit the trails right before dark to hear all the animals that call right before the darkness of night sets in. The guided hike will be about a mile hike and typically last an hour.
Cost: $5 parking. Bring cash for faster entry.
912-598-2300.

Pups ‘n’ Trucks Food Truck Carnival
Sun. Nov. 12, 11AM-3 PM
Join your favorite food trucks, pet boutiques and animal shelters for this fun event made for dogs and their owners. Plenty of trails, picnic tables and fresh air for the whole family.
Cost: $5 Parking Pass – Bring cash for faster entry.
Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Location:
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Georgia 31411

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2017. 

(Savannah Daytrips) Family Beach Days & Bike Trips @ Sapelo Island

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Sapelo Island Savannah daytrips

Family Beach Days @ Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island near Darien, Ga.  (about a 1 hour drive from Savannah on I-95 South)

Wed. June 7, 2017 9AM to 12:30PM
Wed. June 21, 2017 9AM to 12:30PM
Wed. July 5, 2017 9AM to 12:30 PM

Come explore the wonders of Sapelo Island beaches. A Naturalist will take you on a beach walk and teach about animals that call the intertidal zone their home. The program will conclude with the chance use a fish seine to catch a sample of some coastal creatures. Learn more here. 

Cost: $10 with a separate charge of $15 for the 30-minute ferry ride.

Reservations required. Contact: 912-485-2299.

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Bike Sapelo near Darien, Ga. (about a 1 hour drive from Savannah on I-95 South)

Sat. Jun 10, 2017 9AM to 12:30PM

Day visitors may enjoy biking Sapelo Island with Sapelo’s naturalist. They’ll meet you at the ferry with a bike (bring your own helmet; required for 15 and younger) and lead you on Sapelo’s prettiest roads. Visit the Gator Pond, Lighthouse and Nanny Goat beach. This will be a leisurely ride on flat roads with minimum traffic. Click here for ferry information. $25 each with a separate charge of $15 for the 30-minute ferry ride.  Learn more here. 

Reservations required. Contact: 912-485-2299.

War of Jenkins Ear @ Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Wormsloe Historic Site Memorial Day Weekend events Savannah Family Kids Wormsloe Historic Site in Savannah will commemorate Georgia’s role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain over Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

A brief presentation at the Visitor Center at 10AM will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations.

War of Jenkins’ Ear
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Monday, May 29, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM

Cost: $2 – $10. 912-353-3023.

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406
Chatham County

Learn more here.

Savannah Spring Festivals 2017: Family Food Truck Fun Festival & Spring Market, Skidaway Is. State Park

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Family Food Truck Festival Spring Market Skidaway Is. State Park Savannah Join your favorite food trucks AND local crafters, artists and yard salers for this incredible Spring market @ Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah in Savannah, Sat. April 22, 9AM-3PM.

Nosh on great food while you shop vendors, walk the trails or enjoy a ready made picnic in the park.

Want to be a vendor? Skidaway is providing 8 foot tables with 2 chairs for a $25 concession fee. Email anne.robinson@dnr.ga.gov for more information.

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