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Scottish Heritage Days | Clan MacFarlane Hospitality Tent | Darien, Georgia • USA

March 11 - March 12

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The International Clan MacFarlane Society will host a hospitality tent at Scottish Heritage Days at Fort George Historic Site in Darien, Georgia, USA. Jason McFarland, Commissioner to Georgia will be there to welcome you to a day of Clan fellowship and fun!

ABOUT SCOTTISH HERITAGE DAYS

Georgia’s “First Fort” hosts a variety of living history demonstrations, including musket and cannon firings, blacksmithing, 18th century cooking and music. Friday is Student Day from 9am – 1pm.

Saturday includes living history demonstrations and a 3 p.m. battle demonstration. The Twisted Tiki food truck will be on site all day with a variety of foods.

Sunday includes the annual Kirkin o’ the Tartan at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Darien.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Living history demonstrations such as musket and cannon firings, blacksmithing, 18th century cooking and music will take place among Live Oaks and Spanish moss. Friday is Student Day and a battle reenactment will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m.

School groups are invited to attend on Friday, March 13. Space is limited, reservations are required, call now! Groups of 15 or more receive the group admission discount.

ABOUT FORT GEORGE

“The reconstructed Fort King George anchors present day visitors to a rich history where Native American and European cultures met, colonial empires collided, soldiers toiled and perished, and industry boomed on the shores of the Altamaha River.”

This is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia’s coast. From 1721 until 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. A cypress blockhouse, barracks and palisaded earthen fort were constructed in 1721 by scoutmen led by Colonel John “Tuscarora Jack” Barnwell. For the next seven years, His Majesty’s Independent Company garrisoned the fort. They endured incredible hardships from disease, threats of Spanish and Indian attacks, and the harsh, unfamiliar coastal environment. After the fort was abandoned, General James Oglethorpe brought Scottish Highlanders to the site in 1736. The settlement, called Darien, eventually became a foremost export center of lumber until 1925.

Using old records and drawings, this 18th century frontier fortification on the Altamaha River has been reconstructed for public tours. Structures include a blockhouse, officers’ quarters, barracks, a guardhouse, moat and palisades. A museum and film cover the Guale Indians, the Santo Domingo de Talaje mission, Fort King George, the Scots of Darien and 19th century sawmilling when Darien became a major seaport. In addition to the many fort buildings, remains of three sawmills and tabby ruins are still visible.

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Venue

Fort King George Historic Site
302 McIntosh Road SE
Darien, GA 31305 United States
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Organizer

Fort King George State Historic Site
Phone:
(912) 437-4770
Email:
fortkinggeorge.shs@gadnr.org
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