Fort Morris State Historic Site
Built to defend the once-proud port of Sunbury, Fort Morris State Historic Site (2559 Ft. Morris Rd., 912/884-5999, www.gastateparks.org/info/ftmorris, Tues.–Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 2–5:30 p.m., $3) was reconstructed during the War of 1812 and was an encampment during the Civil War.
It was here that Colonel John McIntosh gave his famous reply to the British demand for his surrender: “Come and take it.” The museum has displays of military and everyday life of the era. Reenactments and cannon firings are highlights. There’s a visitors center and a nature trail.
Getting to the Fort Morris State Historic Site
To get to the Fort Morris State Historic Site, take Exit 76 off I-95 south. Go east on Islands Highway and take a left on Fort Morris Road; the site is two miles down.
© Jim Morekis from Moon Charleston & Savannah, 4th Edition