Georgia might be the youngest of the original 13 colonies, but that doesn’t mean it’s left out of the history books. It also comes with rich nature views and expansive wildlife inhabitation. Come visit Coastal Georgia and stay at McIntosh Manor RV Park.
Historic Georgia has something to offer everyone, no matter the reason for your visit. But which sites should you see first?
To learn the top 5 places to visit in historic coastal Georgia, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading for the best sights to see in the state.
1. Colonels Island
This remote island was named after the many colonels that established plantations on its shores. Before the Europeans, it was inhabited by the Guale tribe of the native American Creek nation.
There were many notable plantations established here, and the land is fertile not only with European history but also native American and slavery history.
2. Fort Frederica National Monument
For nature, water, and a national monument, Fort Frederica is a must-see.
Children can participate in a junior ranger program or the entire family can take a self-guided tour of the entire grounds. Fishing and kayaking are even permitted by the dinghy dock.
If you’d like to learn more about the history of the site, you can take a guided tour with a staff member or explore the museum and its many artifacts and exhibits.
3. Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
Georgia’s oldest lighthouse is also its tallest and is located on Tybee Island. With a history dating back to 1736, the tower is 145 feet tall and has three light keeper’s cottages close by.
Here you can find Tybee Island Museum, and you can also explore the history of the Euchee tribe and Tybee’s Golden Era.
Tickets can only be purchased on arrival, and the lighthouse is subject to sudden closure if adverse weather arises. There is free parking on sight for visitors, though.
Keep in mind that the site is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
4. Fort Pulaski National Monument
This national monument offers outdoor and indoor activities, and you can even take a guided tour with the entire family!
With plenty of hiking trails and scenery to enjoy, Fort Pulaski is sure to be a place that everyone can enjoy.
Get Ready For Your Trip to Historic Georgia
Taking a trip to historic Georgia is one that you won’t want to miss. Besides what we mentioned here, there are also beaches and miles of state parks and trails for everyone to enjoy. If you want to take a break from museums for a day, you can even make your way out to the beach for a kayak trip!
The possibilities are endless during your coastal Georgia road trip, it’s just a matter of finding it all.
If you need a place to park your RV during your trip, check out our RV sites and campgrounds.