The city of Darien, originally known as New Inverness, is located on Georgia’s coast. The second oldest planned city in in the state, Darien is home to Fort King George. The fort was built by the British in 1721 and has been preserved as Fort King George Historic Site.
The fort’s strategic location on the coast, and at the mouth of the Altamaha River, makes it a great place to cool off in the summer. Yay for geography! You can also visit nearby attractions like Jekyll Island Historic District, Sapelo Island Reserve, Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge and so many other interesting sites.
Fort King George is one of Georgia’s premier tourist attractions – and for those of you with a taste for history – look no further than the knowledgeable site staff. They offer living history programs, and the fort also has a museum focusing on 17th and 18th century culture.
From July 14th to July 16th, 2016, the fort will offer a two-hour paddle trip from the dock. Register for the event, wear your most comfortable clothes, and settle down to relax at Georgia’s oldest English fort! Take this chance
Things to do:
Kayak and canoe rental
Group pioneer campouts
For more information on Fort King George Historic Site, click here!
Jonesing for more information on the paddle trip? Head here!