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Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

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Fort McAllister Historic Park is a 1725acre Georgia state park located near Keller and Richmond Hill in south Bryan County, Georgia and on the south bank of the Ogeechee River (some parts of the park border the Atlantic Ocean). The park is home to Fort McAllister, the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. Though the earthworks were attacked unsuccessfully seven times by Union soldiers, it did not fall until it was taken by General Sherman in 1864 during his infamous March to the Sea. The park, located on the coast, is nestled among giant live oaks and a large salt marsh. In addition, the park contains a museum specializing in Civil War artifacts. The fort was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.Facilities65 tent/trailer/RV sites7 cottages3 picnic sheltersPioneer campingHiking trail - 4.3 miles of trails - One is 3.1 miles long and the other 1.2 miles longBoat rampsPlayground
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  • Museum provides a detailed story of the decisive aspects of important local battles supported by artifacts, videos, panoramas and displays all very well arranged and presented. Helpful, knowledgeable ...  more »
  • We booked this hip pocket state park when Skidaway Island was full. We were delighted by our stay here. It is flat everywhere, perfect for bicycle rides for us oldsters. It seems like they have a lot ...  more »
  • Enjoyed a visit to McAllister State Park today. Never had been to a fort that wasn't built with stones & bricks. This is quite an amazing place. Beautiful scenery too..  more »
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  • If you like getting hands on with history this is the place for you.