2559 Fort Morris Rd
Midway, GA 31320 Hinesville Rate and review


Fort Morris State Historic Site is a colonial, revolutionary war and war of 1812 site operated by the state of Georgia. When the Continental Congress convened in 1776, the delegates recognized the importance of a fort to protect their growing seaport from the British. Soon afterwards, a low bluff on the Medway River at Sunbury was fortified and garrisoned by 200 patriots. When the British demanded the fort's surrender on November 25th, 1778, the defiant Col. John McIntosh replied, "Come and take it!” The British refused and withdrew back to Florida. Forty-five days later, they returned with a superior force, and on January 9th, 1779, Fort Morris fell after a short but heavy bombardment.

Under the name of Fort Defiance, this bulwark was once again used against the British during the War of 1812, and Sunbury's harbor was guarded by armed barges. Today, visitors can stand within the earthwork remains and view scenic Saint Catherines Sound. A museum and film describe the colonial port of Sunbury and the site's history.

Visitors may borrow binoculars and a field guide to go birding. Downy woodpeckers, pileated woodpeckers, goldfinches, wood storks, painted buntings, great egrets and many other coastal species can be seen.

Hours: Thursday-Saturday / 9AM-5PM
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Admission: $3.00-$4.50 (plus tax)
Group rates available with advance notice.


67 Acres
Visitor Center

Upcoming Events

Fort Morris Historic Site Photos


Business Listed in Categories

Are you the owner of Fort Morris Historic Site in Savannah Georgia? Send us more details! Claim Your Business Or Contact Us

News & Articles

People Connected

Is Fort Morris Historic Site one of your Favorite Places? Add to My Connections

Plug Updates

Say Something or Ask a Question about Fort Morris Historic Site

Recommended Ratings & Reviews

11111 Service
11111 Cleanliness
11111 Bang for your Buck
11111 Parking & Accessibility
Rate & Review
Is Fort Morris Historic Site one of your Favorite Places? Add to My Connections

Related places

Fairfield Inn & Suites Hinesville Fort Stewart

1494 E Oglethorpe Hwy , Hinesville GA, 31313
Over 700 locations across the US, Canada and Mexico offer everything you need for a comfortable and productive stay at a great value....

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Hinesville, GA

742 General Stewart Way , Hinesville GA, 31313
Whether you're passing through Hinesville for work or for fun, allow the Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson, Hinesville, GA to be your base of operations....

La Quinta Inn & Suites Hinesville - Fort Stewart

1740 E. Oglethorpe Hwy , Hinesville GA, 31313
Come stay at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Hinesville - Fort Stewart. We are conveniently located a mile from Fort Stewart/Hunter AAF base and we aim to make...

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hinesville East - Fort Stewart

1388 Oglethorpe Hwy 84 East , Flemington GA, 31313
Luxurious Holiday Inn Express Suites Hinesville East Hotel located just off Hwy 84 from I95 close to Downtown Hinesville, YMCA & Fort Stewart Army Base....

Desktop Notification

912area.com would like to send you latest updates