Travel back in time as Fort McAllister State Historic Park hosts our annual Winter Muster. This annual reenactment commemorates the last battle of Fort McAllister, marking the end of General Sherman’s March to the Sea. Watch as Federal soldiers attempt to seize Fort McAllister from its Confederate defenders. Cannon and musket firings will be ongoing throughout the day, including skirmishes between the two forces. The final assault on Fort McAllister will take place at 5 p.m. Audiences are encouraged to arrive by 4 p.m. to view the final assault.
Visitors should arrive no later than 4 pm to view the Final Assault at 5 pm. NOTE: TICKET SALES WILL END AT 4:30 PM. Tickets are purchased on the day of the event at the park office.
Cost: $15 per person. No ParkPass required.
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, bomb proof, barracks, palisades, and more, while a Civil War museum contains artifacts, a video, and a 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 a nature trail. A large picnic area offers river views and playgrounds, while another boat ramp provides access to the Ogeechee River.