Education Savannah Preschools Daycare, Childcare, Schools Savannah
Showcase your business on SouthernMamas.com
Savannah Summer Camps 2015 Guide

Archive for the ‘Parks/Playgrounds’ Category

Best Playgrounds in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Spend the day “playground hopping,” visiting some of our top picks for playgrounds in the Greater Savannah, Ga. area & Hilton Head Is./Beaufort, S.C. area or just picking one and spending the day there.

Click here to see our list of some of the best playgrounds in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Beaufort, S.C.

 

Free admission & fun family events during National Park Week, April 16-24

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

freeparksApril 16–24 is National Park when you can visit National Parks for free!

Throughout National Park Week in 2016, every national park will give you free admission!

Events @ Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah include

*April 16 Junior Ranger Day: Fort Pulaski park rangers will offer free, fun, hands-on activities for Junior Rangers & their families all day long inside the fort. Details here. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016
11:00 a.m. Cannon Firing followed by Junior Ranger Drill
11:30.a.m. Guided Fort Tour
12:00 p.m. Musket Firing followed by Junior Ranger Muster
1:00 p.m. Cannon Firing followed by Junior Ranger Drill
1:30 p.m. Guided Fort Tour
2:00 p.m. Interactive Signal Flag Program
3:00 p.m. Cannon Firing
3:30 p.m. Garrison Flag Lowering

___________________________

*April 17 Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with a little baseball action.

11AM & 2PM 19th century baseball games on Sun. April 17

Fort Pulaski has close ties with the national pastime as it was played by union soldiers in the fort during the American Civil War.

The two-hour programs will highlight baseball at Fort Pulaski and get you active and playing. This will be a spring training of sorts as park staff teaches the differences between the modern game of baseball and what was played at the fort in 1862. The last hour of each session will conclude with an exhibition game with all of the participants.

No reservations are required. Gloves are not needed. Bring some comfortable sneakers and be ready for some fun bringing baseball back to Fort Pulaski.

________________________________

Fort Pulaski National Monument will host a special Centennial Series on the third Sunday of each month. This series encourages guests, travelers, and members of the local community to come out and be active in the park.

April 17–Baseball at Fort Pulaski
May 15–Yoga in the Park
June 19–Bark in the Park
July 17–Fishing with a Ranger
August 21–Wetlands Walk

Fort Pulaski, Hwy 80 East Savannah, 31410-0757 tel: (912) 786-5787. Details here. 

___________________________

More Nearby National Parks

Nearby national parks/monuments include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.

Bowling Competition, Free Kite Day @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center Spring 2016 fun includes:

Sun. April 10: Bowling Competition
Jumping Jacks will track the scores all day and the winners will be notified at the end of the day.
1st place: Eat & play Family Package ($82 value)
2nd place: $25 Game Card
3rd place: 1 Large Pizza & 2 Medium drinks

Sun. April 17 Kites, Kites, Kites
Come in today and purchase any balloon package and each child will receive a free kite.

Sun. April 24 Free Goodie Bags
Every child that comes to Jumping Jacks today will receive a free goodie bag.
Book a party today and with a deposit, get a free goodie bag for your entire party.

_____________________

Jumping Jacks Birthdays

# 1 – $299 for up to 10 kids includes:
*1 ½ hours in party room with party host
* Choice of jump zone (unlimited time) OR laser tag (3 games each) (height restrictions apply for both)
*$5 game card with 300 points OR $10 no tickets
*2 slices pizza for each child
*Unlimited drinks for party children during the room time
*Balloons & sticker for birthday child
*All paper products included
*Additional children $25 each
*Add 2nd activity half price

#2 – $210 for up to 10 kids includes:
*Same as above except that you do NOT get game cards
*Laser Tag (only 2 games each)
*Additional children $20

#3 – $99 intended for a smaller party but good for up to 10 kids
*1 ½ hours in the party room
*Party host
*All paper products
*Balloons and sticker for birthday child
*Additional children $5
Then you build your own party by adding the
Activities and food you like: AT COST
*Laser tag
*Inflatables
*Game cards
*Food & beverages of your choice

*No outside food or drink permitted
Except birthday cake, cupcakes or ice cream cups
*Jumping Jacks does all the set and clean up

BOOK YOUR PARTY TODAY
912-920-2474

“Atmosphere powered by fun!”

FOR DETAILS ON JUMPING JACKS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, On Twitterhere,www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Anniversary of Siege of Fort Pulaski, April 9-10

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Fort Pulaski Savannah154th Anniversary of Siege of Fort Pulaski @  Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah
April 9-10 2016

Fee Information: Adults: $7
Children 15 & younger

See the schedule of events here.

Fort Pulaski National Monument
U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah
Near Tybee Island, Georgia

U-pick strawberry fields now open @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

pick your own strawberries Savannah

You-Pick Strawberry fields are open @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Savannah.

The u-pick fields are open Mon.-Thurs. and Saturday. (no picking on Fridays or Sundays), 9AM-1PM or until the field is picked clean (whichever occurs first) U-pick strawberries are $2.50 per pound.  Shop for jam, jellies & preserves, too.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 1 pm scheduled closing.

The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit.

More details here. 

COST: $2.50 per pound. Containers provided. Bring cash.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your strawberry picking.

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

______________________________________

New Admission Cost

Beginning April 1 2016, Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens will start charging admission to the Gardens.

Admission: $5 for ages 17 & older; $3 for ages 6-16; free for ages 5 & younger

Free unlimited admission for garden members. Membership info here. 

______________________________________
Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Garden tours 4 pm
Welcome and Presentation 4:30 pm
Meal 5 to 7 pm

Reservations Required by April 18
$35 per adult
$15 children (ages 6-12)
children ages 5 and under free

Sponsored by the Friends of the Coastal Gardens, the 21st Sunday Supper showcases the prized springtime fruit: the strawberry. This informal, traditional supper is held at our Lakeside Pavilion featuring the first of CGBG’s strawberry harvest for the evening’s dessert!

The event begins at 4PM with tours of the Gardens showing the numerous expansion projects. At 4:30, come to the new Andrews Visitor & Education Center for a welcome by CGBG Director, Norman Winter. At 5 pm the meal at the Lakeside Pavilion begins (thanks to Savannah Belle Catered Affairs by Miss Sophie’s), and concludes with a strawberry dessert.

Reservations are required by Monday, April 18 as seating is limited. Call Liz at (912) 921-5460, ext. 202 or email her at elubrani@uga.edu.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu,www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

Summer Day Camp & Birthday Parties @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Summer Camp Jumping Jacks Savannah

Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center SUMMER DAY CAMP 2016 for ages 5-12.

Atmosphere Powered by Fun!”

Weekly Tuition: $135 per child (Discounts for multiple children)

Annual Program Registration fee: $50 per child

(This includes the Camp T-shirt fee)

Ages: 5-12 

Daily Camp Times: 7AM to 6PM

Camp Registration Begins: March 7, 2016

Camp Begins: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Follows the Bryan & Chatham Co. school schedule

________________________________________________

Tuition Includes:

Daily Lunch, 2 Snacks, Daily Jump Zone pass, Arcade Games, Laser Tag Passes (Height Restrictions Apply), Arts & Craft Activities, Music Activities and Recreation Activities.

Contact Jumping Jacks with any questions: April Jackson, Camp Director 912-920-2474 email summercamp@jumpingjacksga.com

____________________________

Birthday Parties Savannah Jumping Jacks Jumping Jacks Birthdays

# 1 – $299 for up to 10 kids includes:
*1 ½ hours in party room with party host
* Choice of jump zone (unlimited time) OR laser tag (3 games each) (height restrictions apply for both)
*$5 game card with 300 points OR $10 no tickets
*2 slices pizza for each child
*Unlimited drinks for party children during the room time
*Balloons & sticker for birthday child
*All paper products included
*Additional children $25 each
*Add 2nd activity half price

#2 – $210 for up to 10 kids includes:
*Same as above except that you do NOT get game cards
*Laser Tag (only 2 games each)
*Additional children $20

#3 – $99 intended for a smaller party but good for up to 10 kids
*1 ½ hours in the party room
*Party host
*All paper products
*Balloons and sticker for birthday child
*Additional children $5
Then you build your own party by adding the
Activities and food you like: AT COST
*Laser tag
*Inflatables
*Game cards
*Food & beverages of your choice

*No outside food or drink permitted
Except birthday cake, cupcakes or ice cream cups
*Jumping Jacks does all the set and clean up

BOOK YOUR PARTY TODAY
912-920-2474

“Atmosphere powered by fun!”

FOR DETAILS ON JUMPING JACKS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, On Twitter here,www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Seuss Fest 2016 @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Monday, February 15th, 2016

seuss fest 2016

Save the date: Savannah Children’s Museum’s annual Seuss Fest will be Sat. Feb. 27, 10AM-4PM.

The event will be filled with Dr. Seuss stories, Seuss-inspired crafts and games.

Event attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character, in honor of the children’s book author.

On-site museum educators will lead the group with Seuss stories, games and activities. Activities of note include a “Truffula Tree” making station and an “Oh The Places You’ll Go” area with dress-up costumes and a photo opportunity.

The Savannah Children’s Theatre will present musical performances at 12pm and 2pm from Seussical the Musical.

Don’t miss this Seuss-tastic day of fun for kids of all ages.

Event is included in price of regular admission. Free for CHS members.

WHEN: Sat. Feb. 27, 10am-4pm, with special Savannah Children’s Theatre performances at noon and 2pm
WHERE: Savannah Children’s Museum
COST: Free for members. $7.50 for non-members

Savannah Children’s Museum is a magical outdoor space located at Georgia State Railroad Museum in the old Central of Georgia Carpentry Shop. Expert educators create fun daily programming so children and families learn while they play.

Email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org with questions.

FOR DETAILS ABOUT SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM KIDS’ NUTRITIONAL WORKSHOPS, CLICK HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, chsgeorgia.org/SCM, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Free Valentine’s Chocolate Special & More @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Jumping Jacks of Savannah  indoor inflatable play center has a whole lot of indoor fun happening during February 2016.

Valentine’s Day
Sunday Feb. 14
Valentine’s means love and who doesn’t love chocolate. Jumping Jacks will have lots of specials including FREE chocolate.
Kids can make a Valentine card for Mom or Grandma and choose a gift for Dad or Grandpa.

Customer Appreciation Dollar Day
Sunday Feb. 21
Jumping Jacks wants to thank you for supporting their business. It’s Dollar Day with lots of in-house specials.

Tooth Fairy Day
Sunday Feb. 28
It’s National Tooth Fairy Day
Show Jumping Jacks your toothless smile (or a picture) and get a free $5 game card.
Haven’t lost a tooth yet? Bring your fairy wings or a picture of your favorite fairy and claim your $5 game card.

__________________________

Book your Party Today-912.920.2474

Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

Like their Facebook page here to stay connected about their specials.

912.920.2474

FOR DETAILS ON JUMPING JACKS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, email jumpn.jacks@yahoo.com, On Twitter here, www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Daily programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Savannah Children's Museum

UPDATE: Savannah Children’s Museum will open on Monday, March 28 when Savannah-Chatham public schools are closed on holiday, 10AM – 4PM
(*Savannah Children’s Museum will open on days that Chatham County schools are closed.)

During the school year, Savannah Children’s Museum offers daily programming Wednesdays through Sundays.

School Hours: August 30th – May 30th
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED (large groups)
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
*Please note that the Museum may close due to weather conditions.Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.

Programming for Wednesdays through Saturdays
10:30am Rockstar Reading
11:30am Awesome Art
12:30pm Family Fitness
1:30pm Super Science

Programming for Sundays
11:30am Rockstar Reading
12:30pm Awesome Art
1:30pm Family Fitness
2:30pm Super Science

Admission:

$7.50 per person (aged 18 mo. and older)
Ask about the discount combination ticket

Savannah Children’s Museum is a magical outdoor space located at Georgia State Railroad Museum in the old Central of Georgia Carpentry Shop. Expert educators create fun daily programming so children and families learn while they play.

You can purchase tickets at each of the museum’s gift shops or take advantage of the Discount Combination Ticket.

Email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org with questions.

FOR DETAILS ON SCM’S SUNDAY NUTRITION WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS, CLICK HERE. 

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401, chsgeorgia.org/SCM, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Celebrate Alvin & the Chipmunks @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Jumping Jacks of Savannah

This Sunday Jan. 10, @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center will celebrate Alvin & the Chipmunks with movies and prizes.

Bring your favorite Alvin picture or toy and get a FREE $5 game card.

__________________________

Book your Party Today-912.920.2474

Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

Like their Facebook page here to stay connected about their specials.

912.920.2474

FOR DETAILS ON JUMPING JACKS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, email jumpn.jacks@yahoo.com, On Twitter here, www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Halloween fun & more during October @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter Savannah

Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center has lots of kids’ events planned for October 2015.

 

Saturday Oct. 17: Free Small Coke product to first 100 customers.

Sunday Oct. 18: Brianna’s Reptiles. From 2-6PM, check out the huge lizards & snakes.

Saturday Oct. 24: Halloween Ball, 4-8PM. DJ, fun foods & specials . Come in kid-friendly costumes if you’d like.

Sunday Oct. 25: Halloween After-Party 2-6PM. Come in costume. In-house specials.

Saturday Oct. 31: Halloween. 4-9PM. Come in costume, get a free goodie bag with purchase of any activity.
__________________________

Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

Like their Facebook page here to stay connected about their specials.

912.920.2474

FOR DETAILS ON JUMPING JACKS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, email jumpn.jacks@yahoo.com, On Twitter here, www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Weekday Specials @ Jumping Jacks of Savannah inflatable play

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Jumping Jacks indoor playcenter Savannah

Jumping Jacks of Savannah indoor play center offers these weekday specials.

Weekly Specials

Monday Madness: Bring the kids today & Jumping Jacks of Savannah will match their game cards up to $10.
Toddler Tuesdays: $6 jumps from 10AM-4PM
Wonderful Wednesdays: Come in for a free ride on their motion theater.
Terrific Thursday : Mention this post & get a free game of bowling.
Family Fun Friday: Buy three games of laser tag get one FREE.

Fall/Winter 2015 Hours
Sept. 1 – April 30
Mon – Thurs: 12 pm to  8 pm
Friday: 12 pm to 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 1 pm to 8 pm

__________________________

Jumping Jacks is a locally-owned fun center with huge inflatables, over 50 arcade games, mini-bowling, laser tag, a large concession counter and the best redemption counter in the Savannah area.

With almost 20,000 square feet, there are 4 party rooms and six jump zones including one for children ages 6 and younger.

Like their Facebook page here to stay connected about their specials.

912.920.2474

FOR DETAILS ON JUMPING JACKS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS, CLICK HERE. 

Jumping Jacks,  On Facebook here. 5918 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31419, 912-920-2474, email jumpn.jacks@yahoo.com, On Twitter here, www.jumpingjacksga.com Jumping Jacks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Get Air Savannah new trampoline park opens in Savannah

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Get Air Savannah Trampoline Park If they can walk, they can jump.

That’s the answer from Get Air Savannah – the new indoor trampoline park that just opened on Ogeechee Road next to Planet Fitness in Savannah – when asked about age limits.

Get Air Savannah includes a kiddie court. Small Air is a fun corner of the Get Air Trampoline Park reserved for kids under 46 inches. Kids can slide or tumble down the vertical trampolines—or just bounce—around without having to watch out for the big kids.

The rest of Get Air Savannah includes: trampolines, ninja course, dodge ball, foam pit, slack line, slam ball, fidget ladder & more.

Yes, Get Air Savannah certainly will host children’s birthdays & work parties.

Get Air Savannah
3609 Ogeechee Rd, Suite B
Savannah, Georgia
(912) 319-0047
www.getairsavannah.com

Hours
Monday to Thursday 10 AM to 10 PM
Friday to Saturday – 10 AM to Midnight
Sunday – 10 AM to 8 PM

Prices
Big Air
1st Hour – $13
2nd Hour – $13 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
$7 (Monday-Thursday)

Small Air
1st Hour – $9
2nd Hour – $9 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
$6 (Monday-Thursday)

FREE admission to National Parks on Nov. 11 including Fort Pulaski, Savannah

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Fort Pulaski free admission SavannahOn Nov. 11, Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah, will offer free admission.

Fort Pulaski National Monument will be open 9AM- 6PM.

For more info visit www.nps.gov/fopu.

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Learn more at www.nps.gov/fopu  and visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS  and Twitter www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS .

Upcoming Fee Free Days @ Fort Pulaski include:
2015 entrance fee-free days are:
• November 11: Veterans Day

——————————————–

Other National parks in our area.
Please check with each park for operating hours and event schedules.

Fort Moultrie, Charleston
Fort Sumter National Monument
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Is.

To see the complete list of parks participating in fee free days, click here. 

FOR MORE FREE CHILDREN’S EVENTS, VISIT OUR FREEBIES PAGE BY CLICKING HERE. 

—————————————–

Junior Park Rangers

Junior Ranger programs at National Parks in Savannah, CharlestonWhen you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us moms who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Nearby national parks/monuments that have Junior Ranger programs include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.

Megaladons of Coastal Georgia @ Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Fort McAllister State Park Richmond Hill Fort McAllister, a 1,725-acre Georgia state park in Richmond Hill, will host an event featuring megalodon artifacts suitable for all ages, 7PM Fri. Aug. 21 2015.

Local divers will tell their tales of diving for the teeth of the megalodon sharks that once swam in our coastal waters. This is a great opportunity to see these huge teeth as well as other fossils they find on their dives.

@ Fort McAllister State Historic Park Visitor’s Center, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd., Richmond Hill, Ga

COST: $2 per person, $5 park pass for cars

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

Other upcoming Fort McAllister events include:
Come for old fashioned family fun, Civil War-era games and prizes @ Fort McAllister State Park
Sat. Sept. 5, 2015 10AM-4PM
Cost: $5-$8 plus $5 parking.
912-727-2339.

Crafting under the trees @ Fort McAllister State Park
A craft make-and-take for children ages 8 & older,
9AM Sat. Aug. 15 2015.
Cost: $3 per child and $5 park pass for cars
To reserve a spot, call 912.727.2339. For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email questions to FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

ABOUT FORT MCALLISTER:

Located south of Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River, Fort McAllister showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads but did not fall until 1864 — ending Gen. William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea.”  Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a furnace, bombproof, barracks, palisades and more, while a Civil War museum contains artifacts, a video and gift shop.

For more information, visit www.gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister.

Labor Day 2015 programs in Savannah, Richmond Hill; Darien; Midway

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Old Fort Jackson Kids Educational Activities in SavannahLabor Day Weekend 2015 kids programs @ Old Fort Jackson & Fort Pulaski in Savannah & various Georgia state parks include:

A Century of Sentries at Old Fort Jackson, Savannah
Sept 5-7
Bring the kids to Old Fort Jackson to participate in a variety of hands-on activities appropriate for all ages to learn about the daily life of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson. Activities include marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drill, and musket and cannon demonstrations. Learn about the many individuals and units of the of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War that are part of the story of a Century of Sentries at Old Fort Jackson.
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912.232.3945

————————

Steam train rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Sept. 4-6 2015
Train rides will be at 11AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM Fri. Sept. 4 and Sat. Sept. 5
Sun. Sept. 6 train rides will be at 1PM, 2PM
655 Louisville Rd
Savannah, 31401
912.651.6823

—————————–

Living History at Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Pulaski returns to the summer & fall of 1861. Join Fort Pulaski as the 1st Georgia Volunteers garrison the fort with a living history weekend event. From company drill and inspections to artillery demonstrations, immerse yourself in a soldiers life as they live in the casemates of the fort, prepared to protect Savannah and the Confederacy.
Fort Pulaski, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80
9AM-5PM Sept. 5 & Sept. 6
Park Entrance Fee
Contact Name: Joel Cadoff
Contact Email: joel_cadoff@nps.gov
(912) 786-5787 X114. More details here.
Event Schedule Sat. Sept 5, 2015
9:30 am –Sick Call –examination of soldiers to be fit for duty
10:00 am –Morning Parade –Colors to be raised directly following
10:30 am –Infantry Drill
11:00 am –Musket Firing Demonstration
11:30 pm –Cannon Firing Demonstration
12:00 pm –Guided Fort Tour
1:00 pm –Formation of Soldiers
1:15 pm –Pay Call
1:45 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration
2:15 pm –Cannon Firing Demonstration
3:00 pm –Bayonet Drill
3:30 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration

Event Schedule: Sun. Sept. 6, 2015
9:30 am –Sick Call –examination of soldiers to be fit for duty
9:45 am –Morning Parade –Colors to be raised directly following
10:30 am –Church Call
11:30 am –Musket Firing Demonstration
12:00 pm –Guided Fort Tour
1:00 pm –Formation of soldiers
1:30 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration
2:00 pm –Mail Call
2:45 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration
3:00 pm –Guided Fort Tour

——————————

Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah
Tools & skills that built a colony. See craft demonstrations such as woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, flint knapping, leatherworking, woodsman skills, pewter casting and more.
Sat. Sept. 5- Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 10AM -4PM
Cost: $4.50-$10.
912-353-3023.

———————————

Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, Ga
Come for old fashioned family fun, Civil War-era games, cavalry demos and prizes. Cannon & musket firings by reenactors. Nationally recognized reptile and amphibian expert, Jason Clark, will have his large trailer display of many native reptiles for you to view. At 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., he will present an informative program on snakes.
Sat. Sept. 5, 2015 10AM-4PM
Cost: $5 children, $8 adults (children younger than 6 are free) plus $5 parking.
912-727-2339 or email FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org

——————————-

Labor Day at Fort King George Historic Site, Darien, Ga.
Watch musket & cannon firings, see various jobs soldiers would “labor” on as part of their duties.
Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 10AM-4PM
Cost: $4.50-$7.50.
912-437-4770.

——————————-

Labor Day Commemoration @ Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway, Ga.
Commemorate Labor Day w/ hourly soldier talks, plus musket, cannon firings at this coastal fort.
Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 11AM-3PM
Cost: $3-$4.50.
912-884-5999.