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Richmond Hill and Ft. McAllister State Park
Come play in Savannah’s backyard!
Richmond Hill is a serene and natural place to have fun in the great outdoors. Here you can boat, fish, swim, hike, bike, kayak, ride horses, bird watch and do many of the most popular outdoor activities. We are also centrally located, less than an hour from the most popular attractions in Savannah, Hilton Head, and the Golden Isles. Come experience a true “southern community” with our small town charm and friendly folks.
Two historic figures exercised decidedly different impacts on our surroundings: Gen. William T. Sherman, who marched across our lives, and automobile magnate Henry Ford, who built us back up. When Sherman arrived in 1864 on his way to Savannah, he left a trail of destruction and poverty through Bryan County and our town, then known as Ways Station. Seventy-five years later, Henry and Clara Ford came to our rescue, building their winter estate on Sterling Bluff and constructing medical clinics, schools, a church, commissary, and homes for Ford’s 600 employees, and saved Ft. McAllister from demise. In 1941, Ford and the local residents renamed our town from Ways Station to Richmond Hill in honor of Ford’s estate. Today, Richmond Hill is thriving as the quieter side of Savannah, centrally located to a large number of attractions on Georgia’s Coast. We have 3 marinas, 12 hotels, over 50 restaurants, and enough outdoor fun and quaint shopping to keep you coming back for more.
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