Savannah Villas

The Old Fort Jackson Country Boil

August 2nd, 2013 by insideout

Take part in an annual fundraiser for Georgia’s oldest brick fort and national historic landmark, Fort Jackson. This incredible riverfront fortification is truly a tribute to Savannah’s history. A silent auction, music, canon firings as well as programs for kids and families are all part of the fun on Saturday, August 24.
Don’t forget about the food! The Lowcountry boil will be a delicious feast of fresh Georgia shrimp. Get more information about the Fort and the boil at the Coastal Heritage Society website.
The Old Fort Jackson is a quick ten minute drive from our guest houses in the Historic District of Savannah.

About Old Fort Jackson

Inside the walls of Old Fort Jackson

Inside the walls of Old Fort Jackson

History buffs will love taking a trip to Old Fort Jackson. The landmark offers daily cannon firings year-round, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Daily interactive programs are scheduled March through October. The Fort’s position on the river also provides unique views of Savannah’s skyline and the Talmadge Bridge.

What is a Lowcountry Boil?

This seafood dish is traditionally a combination of shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes. It is a great dish to prepare when serving a large group. Lowcountry boil is usually served on newspaper for easy clean up. Crab, onion, and butter are frequent additions to the pot, and having a removable drain basket only makes cooking easier. The rule of thumb here is the bigger the crowd, the bigger the pot!

Lodging for Georgia Travels

Whether you visit Savannah each year, or this is your first time to our historic and beautiful city, our centrally located guest homes are the best way to enjoy Savannah. A private and well appointed home to return to at the end of the day can make all the difference. We can also accommodate large groups, family reunions, meetings and weddings.
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