Old Fort Jackson

Climb the ramparts and it is easy to see why this site was chosen in 1808 to build a brick fort to protect Savannah. Named after James Jackson, one-time governor of Georgia, Old Fort Jackson is a beautifully preserved fort along the Savannah River, and is Georgia’s oldest standing brick fortification. Old Fort Jackson is a must-see National Historic Landmark with weekend cannon firings, and daily interactive programs scheduled March through October. Minutes away from Savannah’s Historic District, students of all ages experience unique views of Savannah’s riverfront skyline and the Talmadge Bridge while walking the grounds of one of the oldest brick fortifications along the East Coast.