Submitted by: Abshire PR
WHAT: Fort McAllister Spring Events. Fort McAllister, a 1,725-acre Georgia state park home to the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy, will host a number of events this spring, including:
Friday, March 17, 2017
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bring your lunch and spend the day learning about the many ecosystems within our park. Discover the wide variety of inhabitants at Fort McAllister and learn about how they live in our forest, marsh, and rivers. Space is limited so call the park to reserve your space. For ages 8-12. $25.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Today is devoted to improving and rejuvenating our fortifications. We will be trimming plants, painting, cleaning, and doing other maintenance all around the fort grounds. We will provide lunch for all of our hard working volunteers. Come show your dedication to keeping history alive by lending a helping hand.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
2 – 3 p.m.
Come joins us in the park for an old-fashioned Easter Egg hunt in historic Fort McAllister. Bring your basket and come celebrate Easter with us. For children ages 2-12. $5 parking.
WHERE: Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
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.
Nestled among giant live oaks, Spanish moss and salt marsh, this park is a beautiful location for camping, fishing, boating and picnicking. Seven cabins sit on stilts near the marsh, surrounded by palm trees and palmettos. The shaded campground is bordered by tidal Redbird Creek, a boat ramp, fishing dock and nature trail. A large picnic area offers river views and playgrounds, while another boat ramp provides access to the Ogeechee River.
For more information, visit www.gastateparks.org/