Fort Benjamin HawkinsCurrently Closed
- Address: Emery Hwy, Macon, GA 31217, USA, United States
- Timings: 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4787423003
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fort
Built around 1806, Fort Benjamin Hawkins or as it is popularly called Fort Hawkins, was a very important historical structure for Creek Nation. It was because of this very fort that the city of Macon developed and then gained such considerable importance as an economic, military and political landmark. The Fort is considered to be an icon of Macon and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nearby areas have provided a lot of excavations and given a much deeper insight into the interaction between Native Americans and the Europeans who landed here.
- Refer official website for details of events before planning a visit.
- Entry is free.
- Check official website for details of open days.
- Rent or hire a car/taxi.
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25.23% of people who visit Macon include Fort Benjamin Hawkins in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
95% of people start their Fort Benjamin Hawkins visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fort Benjamin Hawkins
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Benjamin Hawkins
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.
Can't get in and no contact data to get questions anseered. Leave it to the government and this is what you end up with.
Didn’t know what to expect when we got here, but thanks to our lovely tour guide we learned the rich history of Macon and Fort Hawkins place in it. One day they’ll get the grant they need to reach the full Potential of what that place deserves. By the way there’s a pool!
James,x birthday party with his roommate,s.
Went to the Ocmulgee Mounds nearby and decided we would drop by here too. We didn't do our research and didn't know it wasn't open. But, by the looks of it, it looks very informative and well maintained.