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Old Fort Jackson

1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA 31404, USA

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About Old Fort Jackson

Old Fort Jackson was constructed in 1808 as part of President Thomas Jefferson's Second System coastal defense initiative and named after Revolutionary War patriot James Jackson. This brick fort was constructed over an old earthen battery from the Revolutionary War which had been called "Mud Fort." Soldiers were stationed at Fort James Jackson to guard Savannah during the War of 1812.



Attractions near Old Fort Jackson

Bonaventure Cemetery4.61km from Old Fort Jackson

Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically significant site of Bonaventure Plantation. The cemetery became famous when it was featured in the 1994 novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, and in the movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the book. It is the largest of the city's municipal cemeteries, containing nearly 160 acres.

Davenport House Museum4.94km from Old Fort Jackson

The Isaiah Davenport House is a historic home in Savannah, Georgia, United States, built-in 1820. It has been operated as a historic house museum by the Historic Savannah Foundation since 1963.

Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters5.06km from Old Fort Jackson

The Owens–Thomas House & Slave Quarters is a historic home in Savannah, Georgia, that is operated as a historic house museum by Telfair Museums. An impressive two-story structure on a raised basement, it was completed in 1819 for Richard Richardson, an entrepreneur, shipping merchant, and domestic slave trader, and his wife, Frances Bolton Richardson. The Owens–Thomas House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976, as one of the nation's finest examples of English Regency architecture

Colonial Park Cemetery5.15km from Old Fort Jackson

The Colonial Park Cemetery, one of Savannah’s most beautiful restorations, is the final resting place for many of Savannah's earliest citizens. Established about 1750, it was the original burial ground for the Christ Church Parish.

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist5.28km from Old Fort Jackson

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is the iconic symbol of Savannah, Georgia. It is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah.

Chippewa Square5.45km from Old Fort Jackson

Chippewa Square is one of the most known squares in all of Savannah, right in the center of everything.There’s a lot to see and do around the square, from plays to beautiful architecture.

Where is Old Fort Jackson

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Chatham County17 attractions

Chatham County is the northernmost of Georgia's coastal counties on the Atlantic Ocean. It is bounded on the northeast by the Savannah River, and in the southwest bounded by the Ogeechee River.