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  • Fri, January 18, 2019

    McAllister's Guide to the Galaxy

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Enjoy a fun take on astronomy as we look through our high-power telescope at celestial objects. This program is for everyone, learn about the stars in an enjoyable and easy to understand atmosphere.
    Cost: $2 plus $5 parking. Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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  • Sat, January 19, 2019

    Beginner Archery

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors, learn something new! Good for ages 8 and up (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $10 plus $5 parking. Time: 10AM to 11AM

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  • Sat, January 19, 2019

    Intermediate Archery

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    All participants for intermediate archery must have taken beginners archery to participate. In this class you will be honing your accuracy at greater distances than our beginners course. Call the park office for reservations: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $10 plus $5 parking. Time: 3PM to 4PM

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  • Mon, January 21, 2019

    History and Ecology Homeschool Clubs

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Each week, Fort McAllister offers a program for elementary school aged children, ideal for homeschoolers and campers.The programs alternate between Ecology and History themed lessons. Learn about historical figures, try hands on crafts and learn skills such as orienteering, building a survivor shelter, and conservation. Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339..
    Cost: $5 parking. Time: 2PM to 3PM

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  • Sat, January 26, 2019

    Saturday Picket

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    The fort's plantation house will be open and ready to be explored. An interpretive ranger portraying a Civil War soldier will entertain topics of conversation ranging from fort history to Civil War medicine. Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: This program is included with regular fort admission. Time: 10 AM to 4 PM

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  • Sat, January 26, 2019

    Hot Shot Cannon Class

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Visitors will get a hands on lesson on how a 32 pounder hot shot cannon was operated. Hot shot cannons were essential to the war effort and were notoriously successful at sinking wooden vessels. Come learn what it takes to fire one of these weapons, and catch a glimpse of what it was like to be a Civil War cannoneer. Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Time: 10 AM to 11 AM

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  • Sun, January 27, 2019

    Edible Plant Hike

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and ones that could be poisonous. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $2 plus $5 parking. Time: 10 AM to 11AM

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  • Mon, January 28, 2019

    Eco-Explorers Club

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Learn and explore local ecology and become part of the community of nature. "Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher standard of living is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free." - Aldo Leopold. Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $5 parking. Time: 2 PM to 3 PM

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  • Sat, February 2, 2019

    Cars & Coffee at Fort McAllister

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Enjoy a day filled with cool rides, local history, and cannon and musket firings. Classic car owners are invited to show off their amazing autos for both the public as well as other automobile enthusiasts. Register in advance by calling the park office. Free lunch and admission for registered car owners. Open to the public. 912-727-2339.
    Time: 9 AM to 2 PM

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  • Fri, February 8, 2019

    Daddy Daughter Dinner & Dance

    Richmond Hill City Center
    520 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Bring Dad or a Special Someone to Richmond Hill City Center's Daddy Daughter Dinner & Dance. To purchase tickets, please call (912)445-0043. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Richmond Hill City Center.
    Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for children. Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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  • Sat, February 9, 2019

    Valentine's Dinner and Dance

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Bring your sweetheart to our one-of-a-kind Valentine's date not to be forgotten! Enjoy a candlelit meal in a beautiful, historic setting with period music and dancing. Take part in a fireside chat with our historical interpreters. Space is limited. Reserve your table today by calling the park office: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: Price is per person. $50 plus $5 parking. Time: 6 PM to 8 PM

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  • Sun, February 10, 2019

    Super Museum Sunday at Fort McAllister

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society, we are offering free admission. Come for a self-guided tour anytime or take part in our guided tour at 2 p.m. ending with a musket firing. Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Time: 8 AM to 5 PM

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  • Sat, March 2, 2019

    Cadette Girl Scout Night Owl Hike

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Enjoy a fun learning experience for all Cadette Girl Scouts! Earn your Night Owl badge by taking a hike with our rangers while learning more about the wild and interesting animals that wander the park at night. You'll have the chance to see bats, raccoons, armadillos, deer, and much more! Embrace your wild side and get outdoors! Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $2 plus $5 parking. Time: 6 PM to 8 PM

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  • Sat, April 6, 2019

    Civil War Trust Volunteer Day

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Today is devoted to improving and rejuvenating our fortifications. We will be trimming plants, painting, cleaning, and doing other maintenance all around the fort grounds. We will provide lunch for all of our hard working volunteers. Come show your dedication to keeping history alive by lending a helping hand. Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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  • Sat, April 13, 2019

    Archery Tournament

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Test your skills with a bow and win awesome prizes. If you have attended two archery sessions with the park, entry to the tournament is free. Prior intermediate archery session is recommended. Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: If you have not been to two previous sessions entry will be $30. $0-$30 plus $5 parking. Time: 11 AM to 2 PM

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  • Sat, April 20, 2019

    Easter Egg Hunt

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    The Easter Bunny will be making a stop at Fort McAllister, leaving plenty of eggs scattered around the park! Help us clean up with our annual Easter Egg hunt! There will be lots of eggs, and hunts for all age groups. With candy, prizes and rewards, this is sure to be an Easter egg hunt to remember! Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $1 plus $5 parking. Time: 2 PM to 3 PM

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  • Mon, April 22, 2019

    Earth Day Tree Planting

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Celebrate earth day by planting trees, and learn about maritime forest biodiversity, and the cultural significance of live oak trees. Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $5 parking. Time: 2 PM to 3 PM

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  • Sun, May 5, 2019

    Lady's Afternoon Tea

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Join us for an afternoon tea social and discussion on the historical roles of women. Topic TBA. Please purchase tickets in advance, space is limited. Call for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $20. Time: 3 PM to 5 PM

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  • Wed, May 15, 2019

    Riverbank Cleanup

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Make a difference in the environment! Join us as we remove trash and debris along the Ogeechee River at low tide. You can choose to work along the tree line, which is dry and requires sturdy shoes, or the water line which requires shoes that can get wet and muddy. We always recover several bags of debris which threatens the health of our coastline! Call for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Time: 12 PM to 3 PM

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  • Sat, May 25, 2019

    Memorial Day Commemoration

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Join us for an old fashioned Memorial Day, and help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years! Cannon & musket firings every hour! Civil war era demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day. There will be lots of family fun to be had by all! Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $5 - $9. Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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  • Sat, June 1, 2019

    National Trails Day Hike

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Help us make one of our biggest goals become a reality! In the morning, our rangers will guide visitors on a special hike to learn more about our special ecosystems and their importance! After our morning hike, we'll need volunteers to help us work on the trails! Do your part in helping to preserve our beloved hiking trails! Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $5 parking. Time: 10 AM to 4 PM

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  • Mon, June 10, 2019

    Junior Ranger Camp #1

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Our first week of camp will begin June 10th -14th, 2019, and is for Junior Rangers ages 6-9. Junior Rangers will discover more about Georgia's great history, march through the woods and marshes, learn about the environment, archery, and become stewards of Georgia's natural and environmental wonders! Please register early to secure your spot. Call to make reservations: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $100. Time: 9 AM to 2 PM

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  • Fri, June 14, 2019

    Father's Day Weekend Camp-Out and Campfire

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Here's a big "thank you" for all the hard work you do as a father. Fathers who bring out their children for tent camping the 14th - 16th, will get a 25% discount on camping fees. Includes a campfire Friday night at 8:00 pm at the campground assembly shelter. The perfect time to bring the kids camping for some quality time with Dad. Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $5 parking. Time: 10 AM to 4 PM

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  • Sat, July 6, 2019

    Independence Day Celebration

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Join us as we celebrate our country’s birthday and our right to be free. Watch Civil War drilling, rifle and cannon firings! Also join in old-timey games. Fresh watermelon will be available too! You can even join in a Civil War-era baseball game! Call for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Time: 10 AM to 4 PM

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  • Mon, July 15, 2019

    Junior Ranger Camp #2

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Our second week of Junior Ranger Camp is july 15th-20th, and is meant for our older junior rangers, ages 10-12. Junior Rangers will discover more about Georgia's great history, march through the woods and marshes, learn about the environment, archery, and become stewards of Georgia's natural and environmental wonders! Call for reservations: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $100. Time: 9 AM to 2 PM

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  • Mon, September 2, 2019

    Labor Day Celebration

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for a relaxing and entertaining day for the whole family. Civil war Soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day. Call for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: Regular fort admission applies. $9. Time: 10 AM to 4 PM

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  • Sat, September 28, 2019

    Your State Parks Day

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Our biggest volunteer day of the year! Stop by and lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be cleaning and clearing branches, debris and more as we work hard to make our park beautiful and pristine! All of our hard working volunteers will be treated to lunch, as a personal thank you from Georgia State Parks! Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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  • Sat, October 12, 2019

    Candle Lantern Tour

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    Join us for our annual candlelight guided tours! Come see soldiers go about their evening duties and experience what life was like for those living on the Georgia coast during the Civil War. You'll get to stop by our lovely barracks house for some sweet treats after being treated to an exclusive night-time firing of our cannon! 912-727-2339.
    Time: 7 PM to 10 PM

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  • Sat, December 14, 2019

    155th Annual Winter Muster

    Fort McAllister State Historic Park
    3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

    This annual tactical demonstration commemorates the siege of the fort, the last battle of General Sherman’s March to the Sea. Cannon and musket firings, skirmishes, and drills will take place throughout the day. Visitors should arrive no later than 4 pm to view the Final Assault at 5 pm. NOTE: TICKET SALES WILL END AT 4:30 PM. Call the park for more info: 912-727-2339.
    Cost: $9. Time: 10 AM to 5 PM

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Annual Events
Month Event Location
March Cars & Coffee (First Saturday) Richmond Hill History Museum
March-April (Date Varies) Easter Eggstravaganza J.F. Gregory Park
April Cars & Coffee (First Saturday) Richmond Hill History Museum
Children's Fishing Derby J.F. Gregory Park
May Cars & Coffee (First Saturday) Richmond Hill History Museum
Memorial Day Ceremony J.F. Gregory Park
Memorial Day Commemoration Fort McAllister State Historic Park
Sunset Thursdays Fort McAllister Marina
June Cars & Coffee (First Saturday) Richmond Hill History Museum
Sunset Thursdays Fort McAllister Marina
Exchange Club Kids Fishing Derby Richmond Hill FIsh Hatchery on GA Hwy 144
July Richmond Hill Independence Celebration J.F. Gregory Park (always Saturday before July 4th)
4th of July Celebration Fort McAllister State Historic Park
Cars & Coffee (First Saturday) Richmond Hill History Museum
Sunset Thursdays Fort McAllister Marina
August Cars & Coffee (First Saturday) Richmond Hill History Museum
Sunset Thursdays Fort McAllister Marina
Bryan County Bass Masters Kids Fishing Tournament J.F. Gregory Park
September Cars & Coffee (First Saturday) Richmond Hill History Museum
Sunset Thursdays Fort McAllister Marina
Labor Day Celebration Fort McAllister State Historic Park
October Cars & Coffee (First Saturday) Richmond Hill History Museum
Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival J.F. Gregory Park
Candle Lantern Tour Fort McAllister State Historic Park
Richmond Hill Garden Club Pumpkin Patch J.F. Gregory Park
December Richmond Hill Chili Cook-off J.F. Gregory Park
Holiday Artist Collective Photopoint Gallery
Richmond Hill Christmas Parade J.F. Gregory Park
Sledge of Fort McAllister Reenactment Fort McAllister State Historic Park