A short distance to the east of central Savannah stands Georgia's oldest standing fort, surrounded by a deep tidal moat. The fort was preceded by a mud battery, the brick fort having been built in 1808. It was the headquarters for the Confederate river defences during the Civil War, when it was enlarged and strengthened. The fort today contains numerous exhibits pertaining to the war. Living history demonstrations are staged in spring and summer.
Address: 1 Fort Jackson Road
Telephone: (912) 232 3945
Opening times: Daily 9am-5pm.
Admission: $6 (adults), free for children under six years of age. Other concessions available.