Historic Fort Screven Battery Tours

Posted By Charissa / September 28, 2018 / / 0 Comments


Event Details

This event is running from 28 September 2018 until 23 September 2019. It is next occurring on March 25, 2019 9:00 am

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This tour focused on Fort Screven’s Endicott Period Batteries.

These fortifications came about in the late 1880s because the government felt that coastal defenses were not up to par.

They are cement structures and the walls are anywhere from 4-11 feet thick. Sand was taken from the beach and pushed up the front of the structure facing the coast. This made the fortification look like a sand dune. The barrel of a rifle cannon peaked over the very top of the structure – always at the ready for defense against any invading forces.

If you would like to learn more about these structures we are offering tours! Starting September 17th we will be offering a tour every Monday at 9am. Reservations are required and the cost is $15 and also includes admission to the light station and museum. It last approximately 1.5 hours, covers 3 batteries, and .8 miles. Call 912-796-5801 to reserve your spot today!

 

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