Fort James Jackson is a restored nineteenth-century fort located one mile east of Savannah, Georgia, on the Savannah River. It hosts the Fort Jackson Maritime Museum.
Fort Jackson was constructed between 1808 and 1812 to protect the city of Savannah from attack by sea. During the American Civil War, it became one of three Confederate forts that defended Savannah from Union forces. In 1862, Fort Jackson came under shelling from a ship captained by an escaped slave, Robert Smalls.
When the Union army commanded by William T. Sherman captured Savannah by land in December 1864, it took Fort Jackson almost immediately. The fort went by the name of Fort Oglethorpe between 1884 and 1905, and was little used by the U.S. military.
Mon - Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
Children under 6: free
Official Website http://www.chsgeorgia.org/Old-Fort-Jackson.html
Coastal Herritage Society website http://www.chsgeorgia.org/home.cfm/page/OldFortJackson.htm
Phone +1 (912) 232-3945
Address 1 Fort Jackson Road Savannah, GA 31404-1039, USA
Coordinates 32°4'55.881" N -81°2'10.032" E