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
Fort Benjamin Hawkins - Review
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.
Fort Benjamin Hawkins Information
- Refer official website for details of events before planning a visit.
Fort Benjamin Hawkins Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Fort Benjamin Hawkins Hours
- Check official website for details of open days.
How To reach Fort Benjamin Hawkins by Public Transport
- Rent or hire a car/taxi.
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25.23% of people who visit Macon include Fort Benjamin Hawkins in their plan
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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
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Fort Benjamin Hawkins, Macon Reviews
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!
Macon is Rich with history, and Fort Hawkins is the birthplace of Macon. The little museum is full of artifacts discovered at the site and a mural of an 1812 battle makes a great photo background. The 3-story blockhouse is an exact replica and houses more artifacts and history with amazing views from the open windows. There are events throughout the year (check their Facebook page), including 4th of July and Easter. This Historic site is free to the public, but donations are greatly appreciated.
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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.
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.