Visitors to Fort McAllister State Historic Park will be able to see the fort’s garrison in action as Confederate troops fight against Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s Union forces as part of Winter Muster.
Rifle and cannon firing engagements will occur throughout the day between both sides, leading up to the assault and capture of the fortifications. Visitors need to be in the fort no later than 4:30 p.m. to see the final assault, which will occur promptly at 5 p.m. The fort grounds will be closed to visitors between 3:30 and 4 p.m. so soldiers participating in the main assault can prepare accordingly. The fort grounds will be reopened between 4 and 4:30 p.m.
The re-enactment takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Fort McAllister’s visitors’ center, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill.
Cost is $8 per adult, $5 per youth (ages 6-17), and children younger than age 6 are free. Visitors will not need to pay for a parking pass if they are attending the Winter Muster.
For more information, call 912-727-2339 or email FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.