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Civil War Candle Making – Fort McAllister State Historic Park

December 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Step into the world of yesteryear as our living historians share the fascinating process of crafting candles using time-honored techniques. Discover the significance of candles in historical homes and the artistry behind this age-old craft.
Roll up your sleeves and try your hand at creating your very own homespun candle, just like those crafted by our ancestors.
$12 adults
$8 kids 6-17
not recommended for children under 6
Pre-registration required by calling our park office at 912-727-2339.
Located south of Savannah on the Ogeechee River, Fort McAllister showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclads but did not fall until 1864 — ending Gen. William T. Sherman’s “March to the Sea.” Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a furnace, bombproof, barracks, palisades, and more, while a Civil War museum contains artifacts, a video, and gift shop.

Nestled among giant live oaks, Spanish moss, and salt marsh, this park is a beautiful location for camping, fishing, boating, and picnicking. Seven cabins sit on stilts near the marsh, surrounded by palm trees and palmettos. The shaded campground is bordered by tidal Redbird Creek, a boat ramp, fishing dock, and nature trail. A large picnic area offers river views and playgrounds, while another boat ramp provides access to the Ogeechee River.
For more information, visit www.gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister or call the park office at 912-727-2339.


December 30, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Fort McAllister Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
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