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Old Fort Jackson

Time your visit to Georgia's oldest standing brick fort to coincide with the famous weekend cannon firings.

Old Fort Jackson: Our most recommended tours and activities

Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

1. Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

See Savannah by land and water on a guided city trolley tour followed by a sightseeing river cruise. Admire city highlights, including Old Fort Jackson, and enjoy insightful commentary from your guide and captain. After meeting your guide at Savannah’s Visitor Center, hop into the trolley to begin your tour through the city. As the wind blows through your hair, admire the lush foliage and Victorian mansions as you cruise around town. With an expert guide to take you through the cultural significance of each site, you’ll gain local insight into the city’s history, stretching back to the 18th century. Following your trolley tour of historic Savannah, embark on a sightseeing cruise down the Savannah River. During the cruise, experience the river that was – and remains – the lifeblood of Savannah. Hear the Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about Savannah’s modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world. Then it's downriver to Old Fort Jackson, home to one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country. Take advantage of the great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline. Snacks and drinks are available onboard at the Riverboat Snack Shop. After the tour, cruise back to the dock, enriched by the wide range of beautiful and historical sights that Savannah has to offer. Additionally, the tour has drop-off options to suit your needs, with transportation available to Historic District hotels, City Market, or the Savannah Visitor's Center.

Savannah: Riverboat Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

2. Savannah: Riverboat Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

During this new 1 ½ hour cruise you can experience the river that was – and remains – the lifeblood of Savannah! Hear our Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about the modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world. Then make your way down river to Old Fort Jackson, home of one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country! Take advantage of the great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline. Bar & Grille items are available for purchase. *This cruise does not include the lunch buffet* Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to sailing time.

Savannah: Full Admission Tour Pass for 30+ Tours

3. Savannah: Full Admission Tour Pass for 30+ Tours

Gain full admission to 30+ top Savannah tours, attractions, and historic sites, and save up to 40% or more off of what you would normally pay with this Savannah Tour Pass. Skip the lines and make reservations in advance of your trip. Choose between a 1, 2, or 3-day pass. Take advantage of a 100% digital pass with interactive maps, booking tools, and detailed information. Simply show your digital pass at the ticket window for your chosen tour or attraction. Upon purchase, you will receive a text and email to start using the pass on your smartphone where you can choose from a selection of hand-selected tours, attractions, and historic sites. Get instant access to tours and attractions where full admission is included. Pass Options (multi-day passes can be used on non-consecutive days): • 1-Day Savannah Tour Pass: Choose 2 "Featured tours" + visit unlimited "Standard" attractions for 1 day • 2-Day Savannah Tour Pass: Choose 3 "Featured Tours" + visit unlimited "Standard" attractions for 2 days • 3-Day Savannah Tour Pass: Choose 4 "Featured Tours" + visit unlimited "Standard" attractions for 3 days Featured Tours (requires reservations which can easily be made within the Mobile Pass): • Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour • Savannah Riverboat Cruise • A Walk Through Midnight Walking Tour • America's Most Haunted Walking Tour • Bicycle Guided Historical Tour • Bicycle Rental - All Day • Bonaventure Cemetery Tour • Boo Y'all Comedy Ghost Trolley Tour • Carriage Tour • Civil War Walking Tour • Haunted Paranormal Ghost Walking Tour • Haunted Pubs Tour • Historic Homes Walking Tour • Historic Overview Trolley Tour • Pounce Cat Cafe • Savannah Experience Trolley Tour • Savannah Stroll Historic Walking Tour • Savannah Theatre Show Admission Walk-In or Standard Attractions (no reservation required and can be visited anytime during operating hours): • Andrew Low House Museum • Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters • Telfair Academy House Tour • Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum • Savannah History Museum • Pinpoint Heritage Museum • Old Fort Jackson • Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum • Jepson Center for the Arts • Harper Fowlkes House Tour • Green Meldrim House Tour • Georgia State Railroad • Davenport House Museum • Savannah Square Pops • Webb Military Museum

Savannah Riverboat: Sunday Brunch Sightseeing Cruise

4. Savannah Riverboat: Sunday Brunch Sightseeing Cruise

Experience a classic Southern tradition you don’t want to miss on a 90-minute cruise, featuring the best views of historic River Street, rivaling any other brunch in Savannah. Enjoy a mouth-watering buffet featuring: the best Southern Fried Chicken in the South, Honey Glazed Spiral Ham, Savannah Shrimp and Grits, Ham and Broccoli Quiche, Fresh Garden Greens with Dressing and Toppings, assorted breakfast entrees and items, desserts, and more.  Be entertained by the captain’s narration of the landmarks along the way and admire breathtaking views of Savannah from a comfortable climate-controlled dining room. This unique Sunday brunch tour is one-of-a-kind.

Savannah: City Highlights Tour with River Cruise & Transfer

5. Savannah: City Highlights Tour with River Cruise & Transfer

Discover the best of Savannah on a fascinating combo activity, with a driving tour and a riverboat cruise. Enjoy a hole transfer, then allow your guide to bring you to the city's main landmarks. Learn about local history as you explore each of them and end your adventure with a scenic boat trip. Start the day with a pickup service from your hotel before heading out on your tour. Come across incredible points of interest, like Bull Street, the Cathedral of Saint John, the Owens-Thomas House, City Hall, River Street, Mercer-Williams House, Telfair House, Georgia Port, and The Olde Pink House. Bask in the magical 30-acre park named after Georgia’s 33rd governor: Forsyth Park. Witness the most famous fountain in the city, first installed in 1858. See locals strolling through the park, art students sketching their surroundings, and maybe even local artisans working. Visit the historic Wormsloe State Park, with a stunning oak tree and Spanish moss-sheltered avenue, pulling visitors toward the historic site. Be led to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones, and the oldest standing structure in Savannah. Take in one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world: Bonaventure Cemetery. Established on 70 acres of the original Bonaventure Plantation, enjoy the traditional Victorian design, with its curving pathways, trees, and grassy areas. Step into the heart of Savannah, dating to the 1700s. Explore Savannah City Market, which used to be a place for locals to gather for groceries, services, and other goods. Discover the preserved site, featuring some of the historic district’s most popular restaurants, art galleries, and shops. Hop aboard a boat to take an enchanting tour of the city from the water. View the charm of Savannah on an impressive riverboat, donned with traditional red, white, and blue colors. Leave the dock next to the exact location where General Oglethorpe first landed on the riverfront. Continue upriver into the Port of Savannah, then turn back and head under the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge and past the historic riverfront. Pass the world-famous Waving Girl, Florence Martus, the shipyards, and the tip of Hutchinson Island and Old Fort Jackson. After docking, be transported safely back to your hotel or arranged destination.

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What people are saying about Old Fort Jackson

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 379 reviews

I love the boat it was very clean. The Food was awesome the best southern cooking I’ve have had seasoned really good.

Food was excellent had a great time everyone was friendly and helpful

Great brunch’!! We ate before the boat took off. Very relaxing.

Well organized and food was great, drinks mixed well!

Great experience. Delicious food. Awesome service.