WHAT: Labor Day Celebration at Fort McAllister
Fort McAllister, a 1,725-acre Georgia state park, will host an educational and fun-filled Labor Day event suitable for the entire family. Delve into the crucial role played by tradespeople during the Civil War, aiding both the Confederate and Union forces in maintaining a well-supplied and equipped military. Immerse yourself in the rich history of 19th century trades, such as blacksmiths, rope walkers, candle makers, and soldiers. Musket and Cannon demonstrations throughout the day.
WHERE: Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324
WHEN: Saturday, September 3, 2023
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
COST: $10 per person. No ParkPass is required with event admission.
MORE: For more information, call 912.727.2339
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.
For more information, visit www.gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister.