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1721: Life of a Sailor

April 26 @ 10:00 AM - April 28 @ 4:00 PM EDT

$4.75 – $8.25

1721 is an annual, historic event hosted by Pyracy.com and Fort King George highlighting early 18th century life at sea.

The Fort has been commandeered by bands of marauders, buccaneers, sailors, scouts, and pirates! This three day festival will showcase the true history of those free-spirits living during the Golden Age of Sail. Reenactors will display blackpowder arms and ammunitions, cooking and medicine, historical crafts, and more!
10 AM – 4 PM each day

Reenactors who wish to volunteer for this event are free to contact a ranger at 912-437-4770 for a registration form.


From Pyracy.com website:

Fort King George – Built in 1721.  excerpt from the state website:

“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 event strives for historical accuracy to the date 1721.  It’s a colonial period sailors and nautical event, which differs from previous Pyracy.com sponsored events in that you must make a sincere effort to look the part of a sailor in the year 1721 (who may also happen to be thieves and scoundrels, but dont advertise themselves as such).

The fort’s management requires a high degree of historical accuracy for this event.

There is a thread started in the Pyracy forum for general information, questions and request to participate. All participants must be pre-registered and will be vetted for historical accuracy.


excerpt from the state website:

“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.”

Participation in this event comes with set guidelines, a paid registration for the event and a separate registration with the fort for information and insurance purposes.


April 26 @ 10:00 AM EDT
April 28 @ 4:00 PM EDT
$4.75 – $8.25


Fort King George
302 McIntosh Road SE
Darien, GA 31305 United States
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First Day Open/Close Times:
10 AM - 4 PM
Second Day Open/Close Times:
10 AM - 4 PM
Third Day Open/Close Times:
10 AM - 4 PM
Event Genre
Golden Age of Piracy
Years Portrayed at Event

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