Fort McAllister received the Best Year-Round Programming Award for the state of Georgia during an awards ceremony during the annual Managers Conference for Georgia State Park and Historic Site employees.
In 1864, General Sherman ended his "March to the Sea" at Fort McAllister. east of Richmond Hill. Today, the property combines Civil War history with traditional state park activities.
The park's interpretive staff welcomed more than 10,000 participants to more than 170 programs last year, including their most successful annual candlelight tour to date. Visitors can also take daily guided tours of the well-preserved fort.
Manager Jason Carter is the division's lead black-powder safety trainer and has brought his cannon crew for demonstrations around the state.