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Fort Morris History
Visit one of the few remaining Revolutionary War era earthwork fortifications in the United States. First fortified in the 1750s, the fort was manned to protect the once prosperous seaport town of Sunbury. Fort Morris was surrendered to the British on January 9, 1779, the last patriot post to fall in the American Revolution.

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 25, 1778, the defiant Col. John McIntosh replied, "Come and take it!" The British refused and withdrew back to Florida.

45 days later, they returned with a superior force, and on January 9, 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.

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.
General Info
Hours: The park and museum are open Tuesday-Saturday 9 am -5 pm, Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm. Cost: Call for fees, Group rates available with advance notice. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired Activities: Educational Programs, historical research, Colonial Coast Birding Trail, 1 mile nature trail, visitors center and picnic sites.
Phone, Address and Directions
Phone: 912- 884-5999 - Address: 2559 Fort Morris Road, Midway Georgia 31320 - Located 7 miles east of I-95 exit #76 via Island Highway and Fort Morris Road.
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