Old Fort Jackson is one of only eight Second System fortifications (a series of forts built prior to the War of 1812) still standing. It is known for its daily canon firing demonstrations. Take a trip back in time as you explore the old casements and see the muskets and ammunition from the wreck of the Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia.
For those young at heart whose interests include learning more about Savannah’s rich and varied history, "Kidding Around" is a great way to gain a unique perspective on how it all came about. You can visit the Savannah History Museum that chronicles the city’s history from 1733 and the Georgia State Railroad Museum showcasing the importance of the locomotive in our history. You will learn how Old Fort Jackson was built to sustain the War of 1812 and why Juliette Gordon Low’s creation of the Girl Scouts was so important in reinforcing our country’s values. You can choose to visit the Whistle Stop Restaurant and take the amazing Dolphin Magic Tour.
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