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Fort James Jackson (usually called Old Fort Jackson or shortened to Fort Jackson) is a restored 19th-century fort located on the Savannah River, two miles east of the city of Savannah. It is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest standing brick fort in Georgia.
U.S. President Thomas Jefferson authorized the construction of a national defense system of fortifications to defend his new nation. Jefferson’s system included Fort Jackson, constructed between 1808 and 1812 over an old earthen battery from the American Revolution. At the time, war with Great Britain or France seemed likely, and Fort Jackson was the best site from which to protect Savannah from attack by sea. In the War of 1812, local militias and U.S. troops saw active duty at Fort Jackson.
- City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Fully Accessible Entry: Yes
- Accessible Restrooms Onsite: Yes
- Restrictive Steps: Steps up to Cannons
Jim’s Accessibility Comments:
This privately operated non-profit is located about 10 minutes from downtown Savannah and is very wheelchair friendly. Most of the activity and tour is on the ground level where there are no steps. The cannon are located up a couple steps and are not accessible. Stay around for the cannon firings daily at about 11am ad 2pm. There is an accessible restroom onsite.