1 Fort Jackson Road
Built in 1808 to protect Savannah from foreign attack, Fort Jackson survived the War of 1812 and the Civil War and is now a popular historic site. It stands on the banks of the Savannah River. Originally built of earth, faced with brick and topped with a gun platform of wood, the battery in its day was one of the strongest fortifications in the United States. After the War of 1812, two periods of construction followed at the fort. A moat, drawbridge, brick barracks, privies, a rear wall, and another powder magazine were added. Old Fort Jackson is Georgia's oldest standing brick fortification and was named after James Jackson who was governor of Georgia.
Old Fort Jackson is a must-see National Historic Landmark offering cannon firings and daily interactive programs.
Time to spend: 1 - 2 hours
Sunday - Saturday 9:00a - 5:00p