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Fort Hawkins, Macon

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4.3
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  • Fort Hawkins is a fort built between 1806-1810. One can see the fort from the road, but it is now closed. There is no sign to indicate if it is Covid-19 related. In any case, during the... 
    Fort Hawkins is a fort built between 1806-1810. One can see the fort from the road, but it is now closed. There is no sign to indicate if it is Covid-19 related. In any case, during the...  more »
  • Like many other historic sites, they are dependent on volunteers and donations. They have done well to get this far and have some good plans to improve. Our tour was nice with many details pointed... 
    Like many other historic sites, they are dependent on volunteers and donations. They have done well to get this far and have some good plans to improve. Our tour was nice with many details pointed...  more »
  • We tried to find Fort Hawkins open over a three day period without success! The posted hours mean nothing. It would have been nice to view this little piece of history. 
    We tried to find Fort Hawkins open over a three day period without success! The posted hours mean nothing. It would have been nice to view this little piece of history.  more »
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  • Great place to check out with family, friends and loved ones. Ms. Becky is a wonderful tour guide!
  • Our latest visit was for the annual flag retirement ceremony held on Veterans Day. It's always done respectfully, each flag being saluted before being retired to the flames. Several historical and genealogy societies take part. This year, many members of the community came with flags and participated, as well. It was a very patriotic event!
  • Great little museum. Cool recreation of old fort. Lots of history. Be sure to watch the film.
  • The visitor's center is very informative and the docent is knowledgeable and genuinely interested in the site. The site itself however is still being restored. The Block House is fully restored and is interesting to explore. No entry fee, but donations appreciated to aid the restoration.
  • An unsung historical resource! The fledgling visitor's center has helpful information and exhibits, and one of the volunteers will give you a tour of the three-story replica blockhouse, itself a piece of history since it was built from concrete to mimic the original wood in 1937-1938 as one of FDR's Works Progress Administration projects. Just the lookout from one of the tallest hills in the area is worth the trip. Highly recommended.

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