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Super Museum Sunday 2021 postponed until May

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Super Museum Sunday 2017 Savannah Georgia Day Parade 2017

Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday – traditionally held in February – will be May 2 2021. Super Museum Sunday is when museums & historical sites offer free admission.

On May 2, 2021, explore more than 50 museums and historic sites in person and online during a unique Super Museum Sunday experience.

Pandemic-related capacity and programming restrictions apply.

Learn more here.

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Colonial Faire & Muster 2019 Savannah free events Super Museum Sunday

Colonial Faire and Muster 2021

February 2021 @ Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah  31406.
Explore Wormsloe State Historic Site during weekends in February as audiences of all ages enjoy special living-history programs and demonstrations in an historic outdoor setting. Pandemic-related capacity limitations will apply, and some programs may have fees attached.
Details here. 

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Georgia Day Parade 2021, Savannah

Feb. 12, 2021. Part of the annual commemoration of the founding of the Georgia colony by James Edward Oglethorpe.
The COVID-19 pandemic requires an alternative to the traditional parade. Georgia students will have the opportunity to celebrate Georgia Day in other ways.

Learn more here.

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FIND MORE SAVANNAH AREA KIDS’ EVENTS HERE.

Outdoor weekend events @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill kids activities

Outdoor Martin Luther King Jr. weekend 2021 kid-friendly events @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021

Edible Plant Hike
Fri. Jan. 15, 2021 3-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill
Join our Naturalist to search for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties. Some species are used for making tea or seasonings. Learn to identifying species that are toxic. Registration required, limited space available. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021

Civil War Candle Making
Sat. Jan. 16, 2021 1-3PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill 
Join our living historians for a demonstration on 19th and 18th century candle making.
912-727-2339.

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021

From Rice to Rebellion Fort Tour
Sun. Jan.17, 2021 11AM-12PM
The story of rice cultivation begins with the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733, and was the regions largest economic export up until the American Civil War. The strategic placement of Fort McAllister was not only to protect the citizens of Savannah, but also the many rice plantations that lined the Ogeechee River. Registration Required. $9
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill 
912-727-2339.

Monday, Jan. 18 2021 

Sunrise Hike
Mon. Jan. 18 2021 7:15-8:30AM
Join our Naturalist for a 3 mile early morning hike through our beautiful park and marshland. They walk will begin at our main office/museum building and continue down the causeway through exquisite panoramic views of the marsh, circle around the magnolia trail before returning to the office. $5 parking
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill 
912-727-2339.

(New Year’s Day) Jan. 1 2021 First Day Hikes, Savannah & Richmond Hill

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

First Day Hikes 2021 Savannah Richmond Hill

First Day Hikes 2021 in Savannah, Richmond Hill

First day hikes on New Year’s Day are happening @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah, Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill & Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah.

Details here.

(New Year’s Day) FREE First Day Fitness Hike @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Wormsloe Colonial Haunted Trail Tour Halloween Savannah

First Day Fitness Hikes
Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah
New Year’s Day, Fri. Jan. 1, 2021

Start the year off with Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah with a healthy 2.5 mile hike though the coastal maritime forest.

A Wormsloe Ranger will lead the way and answer any questions that might arise. Pets welcome on 6 ft. leash. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Please call (912)353-3023 to make reservations.

Your choice of 4 hikes during the day. Hikes start at 9:30AM, 11AM, 1:30PM, and 3PM.

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Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah will also host first day hikes on New Year’s Day 2021.

First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 1-3PM
Skidaway Island State Park – Savannah, GA
Kick off 2021 with a 3-mile hike on the Big Ferry Trail. Please make sure to bring appropriate footwear, water bottles, and bug spray. The terrain for this trail is flat with occasional roots. $5 parking. 912-598-2300. Details here. 

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First Day Hike @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill, Ga
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 10-11AM
Join @ 10AM for a 3 mile nature hike with Ranger Autumn on the Magnolia Trail. This hike is medium difficulty and requires sturdy shoes and water. At 2PM there will be a History Hike in and around the fort. Ranger Mike will walk you through the past and tell you about the history of Fort McAllister during during the American Civil War. $5 parking. 912-727-2339. Details here. 

(Savannah Holidays 2020) Outdoor Christmas Kids’ Events @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Outdoor Holiday Happenings 2020 @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

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Snowman Archery, Sat. Dec. 12  

Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on Skidaway Is. State Park’s archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required as space will be limited to 4 participants per session, and social distancing will be required. There will be a special holiday target during these sessions. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to make your way to the program location. Program fee: $10. Park pass fee required.
10AM-10:45AM
11AM-11:45AM

Call 912-598-2300

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Outdoor Holiday Movie, Fri. Dec. 18 

“Holiday who-be what-ee?” Holiday movie night! Bring your own “Chair of Cheer” to a movie night under the stars @ Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah. See how the mean green creature’s heart grew 3 sizes Christmas day. The program requires pre-registration due to limited space of 25 people. Park pass fee required.
6PM Fri. Dec. 18

Call 912-598-2300

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New Year’s Day 2021 Hike

Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah will host first day hikes on New Year’s Day 2021.

First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 1, 2021 1-3PM
Skidaway Island State Park – Savannah, GA
Kick off 2021 with a 3-mile hike on the Big Ferry Trail. Please make sure to bring appropriate footwear, water bottles, and bug spray. The terrain for this trail is flat with occasional roots. $5 parking. 912-598-2300. Details here. 

(Savannah Holiday Events 2020) Wormsloe Christmas Hike

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Wormsloe Colonial Haunted Trail Tour Halloween Savannah

Holiday Hikes 
Wormsloe State Historic Site – Savannah

Wormsloe Christmas Hike
Sat. Dec 12, 2020.
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Find the Wormsloe Yule log. Hear the stories and traditions of seasons past as you journey through the Wormsloe forest in search of the Yule log to burn for good luck in the coming new year. Make sure to bring water and wear closed toed shoes. Reservations are required, space is limited.
Cost: $4-$12.
912-353-3023.

First Day Fitness Hike
Fri. Jan 1, 2021
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah, GA
Start the year off with Wormsloe for a healthy 2.5 mile hike though the coastal maritime forest. A Wormsloe Ranger will lead the way and answer any questions that might arise. Pets welcome on 6 ft leash. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Hikes start at 9:30AM, 11AM, 1:30PM, and 3PM. $5-$11. 912-353-3023.

Questions? Call 912-353-3023.

Outdoor Thanksgiving Weekend 2020 events @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill kids activities

Outdoor Thanksgiving Weekend 2020 kid-friendly events @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Friday, November 27, 2020

Friday at the Forge: Blacksmithing Program
Fri. Nov 27, 2020 3-3:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill
Visit our blacksmith’s shop to learn about their tools and techniques. Park rangers will be demonstrating how iron is heated and formed. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.

Sunset Bat Hike
Fri. Nov 27, 2020 5-5:45PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill 
Join rangers for a short 1/2 mile walk along beautiful marshes and witness nature at its finest. Watch bats take flight over the setting sun and learn about the world of bats. Hundreds of bats leave their houses every evening to hunt for insects. Guests will meet rangers at the Visitors Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Night Fort Tour
Fri. Nov 27, 2020 6:30-7:30PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill 
Come experience the beauty and tranquility of Fort McAllister at night on this ranger guided tour of the fort, as you recount history and tell stories of Georgia’s last battle of the Civil War. Space is limited to 10 people. Please register in advance. 912-727-2339.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Edible Plant hike
Sat. Nov 28, 2020 11AM-12PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill 
Join our Naturalist to search for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties. Some species used for making tea, seasonings, and identifying species that are toxic. Registration required, limited space available. Reserve your spot today. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Soldier Saturday
Sat. Nov 28, 2020 1-3PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, GA
An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War Medicine. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.

From Rice to Rebellion Fort Tour
Sat. Nov 28, 2020 3-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, GA
The story of rice cultivation begins with the founding of the colony of Georgia in 1733, and was the regions largest economic export up until the American Civil War. The strategic placement of Fort McAllister was not only to protect the citizens of Savannah, but also the many rice plantations that lined the Ogeechee River. Registration Required. $9. 912-727-2339.

Free Savannah-area events on Veterans Day 2020

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Fort Pulaski Free Admission Day Savannah Nov. 11 Veterans Day free events

Fort Pulaski National Monument is free on Veterans Day 2020, Wed. Nov. 11

Fort Pulaski, island trails, parking lots, visitor center restrooms are open. Free admission on Wed. Nov. 11, 9AM-5PM

The visitor center & the north shoreline are closed. Construction projects have closed the Lighthouse Overlook Trail and will limit access to the historic fort. Historic Fort Pulaski may not be accessible to everyone with mobility issues.

Details here.

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Free Veterans Day Golf in Georgia State Parks

All military can enjoy a day of free golf on Wed. Nov. 11 2020.

Military can play 18 holes for no charge at eight beautiful courses across the state. Golfers must call ahead for tee times, mention this discount and show proof of service.

This deal is valid for all U.S. veterans, active duty, reserve military and National Guard with valid military ID. Find details and more deals here.

Private Escape Rooms @ Fort King George State Historic, Darien Ga.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Escape rooms Halloween Fort George Darien Ga Savannah

Bring your family and friends to Fort King George State Historic Site in nearby Darien for a Private Escape Room experience on Fridays and Saturday nights in October 2020.

Each session is exclusive to one party (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people.

Pre-registration is required, $25 per person.

Register or learn more here or call 912-437-4770.

Fort King George State Historic Site
302 McIntosh Road SE
Darien, GA 31305
McIntosh County

(Savannah Halloween 2020) Wormsloe hosts Halloween-Themed Scavenger Hunt: Where’s Noble Bones?

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Wormsloe Historic Site Savannah Halloween Scavenger Hunt 2020

“Where’s Noble Bones?” Halloween-themed scavenger hunt @ Wormsloe State Historic Site

Help find one of Savannah’s founders — Noble Jones — who has lost all of his Noble Bones. Every Saturday in October 2020, Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah will host a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy nature and history while scaring up Halloween fun.

Guests will make their way to the museum where they will find QR codes giving the first clue to begin their journey. The first clue will lead you to the first “Bones” family member hidden on the main trail. Near this skeleton will be the next QR code with the next clue. After locating the fourth Bone’s family member, it will lead you to your final destination.

The scavenger hunt is free with admission, which ranges from $4.50 children to $10 adults. Every Saturday will offer a different experience with unique locations and clues for locating the skeletons.

Wormsloe State Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd
Savannah, 31406.
912-353-3023.

Social-distance kids’ events @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Friday, July 31st, 2020

archery class skidaway island state park savannah

Archery class @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on Skidaway Is. State Park archery range in Savannah.

This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided but not shared. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone at (912) 598-2300 is required as space will be limited to 4 participants, and social distancing will be required.

Please plan on arriving 10 minutes early to allow time to make your way to the program location.
9-9:30AM Sat. Aug. 29
10-10:30AM Sat. Aug. 29

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Scavenger Hunt @ Skidaway Island State Park

Snag the swag in this picture scavenger hunt throughout Skidaway Is. State Park. All you need is a way to take pictures and to be ready to explore our park.

Come to the office to get the list and complete your hunt between 9am and 4pm! When you’re finished, swing by the office and show us your pictures. Those who find 10 out of 16 will win prizes!

Remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for your group – stay cool!

9AM Sun. Aug. 16
9AM Sun. Aug. 30

Colonial Sailors @ Wormsloe State Historic Park, Savannah

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Come join Wormsloe State Historic Park Ranger Jillian and learn about sailing in the 18th century @ Wormsloe State Historic Park in Savannah this Sat. Feb. 22 2020.

Learn how to use a compass, tie sailing knots, how to use a sailing whistle, and sing silly sea shanties after a long day at sea. The cost of this program includes one sailing whistle and length of rope, which is yours to keep. If you have your own compass, feel free to bring it with you.

Two programs will be offered on Sat. Feb. 22 2020 at 10AM & 2PM.

Recommended time: Less than 2 hours
Recommended ages 4-104
Regular Cost of Admission + a $5 program fee

Please register in advance (Space is limited) by calling the park office at 912-353-3023

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

(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