Fort King George, nestled in the mossy live oaks bordering the Darien river, is a treasure. Now operated as a state park, this land was home to the oldest fort on Georgia’s Coast. When it was constructed in the late 1720s, it housed a British garrison, but the soldiers faced a great deal of hardships due to disease, terrain, and harsh weather.  

Today, the buildings have been recreated to give visitors a real sense of what life was like during these trying times and challenges the soldiers faced. Read on to learn some fun facts about this historical gem: