Old Fort Jackson

 
Located only a few minutes away from historic downtown Savannah, Old Fort Jackson has guarded the city since fort construction was first completed in 1808. This National Historic Landmark has seen Savannah through several historic conflicts, including the War of 1812 and the American Civil War. On a tour of the fort, visitors can enjoy scenic views of the Savannah River, historic cannons and historic military equipment, costumed docents, and more.
 
Contact Info
Address: 1 Fort Jackson Rd., Savannah, GA 31404. Chatham County.
Tel: 912-232-3945
Hrs: Daily 9AM-5PM.
 
SCHOOL
An interactive program allows students to serve as soldiers at Fort Jackson during the Civil War. They will learn about the history and strategic importance of the Fort, what life was like for soldiers and how they were supplied, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and the use of heavy artillery during the Civil War. Activities during the program may include drills, equipping a soldier, demonstrating a cannon fire, and more.
 
Contact Info
Name: Megan Cox.
Phone: 912-312-4155.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-8th.
Group Size: Min. 25 students.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered:
 
SCOUTS
Girl Scouts can serve as recruits in the Civil War, and learn how the skills in their Handbook in 1912 were once used to protect the citizens of Savannah. They will learn about the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low; the daily lives of soldiers; how to send messages, using flags and by telegraph; and how to fire and load a cannon. This program concludes with a cannon firing demonstration.
 
Contact Info
Name: Megan Cox.
Phone: 912-312-4155.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 10 scouts.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool students can learn about Fort Jackson, and experience what it was like to be a Civil War soldier. They will learn how soldiers were supplied, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and the role of heavy artillery during the Civil War. Activities during the program may include drills, equipping a soldier, demonstrating a cannon fire, and more.
 
Contact Info
Name: Megan Cox.
Phone: 912-312-4155.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-8th.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: