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Fort King George Historic Site

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Hidden : 05/13/2011
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


Fort King George Historic Site



Cache information:

Steward: Gunguy&fam
Park: Fort King George Historic Site
Cache type: Multi
Difficulty: 2
Terrain: 1.5
Cache Description:
This is a 3 stage multi cache.  You must visit each stage posted in the additional waypoint section below.  At each stage you will gather a part of the 4 digit combination that unlocks the ammo can that is placed at the posted coordinates.  (Inside the office).

The geocache is only available during operating hours. Tues-Sat (closed Tuesday when open on Monday) 9AM-5PM, the park is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's Day).  There is a $3.50 - $6.00 (depending on age) fee to enter the park.  Be sure to obtain a walking tour map, it may be helpful. You will need 15-20 minutes to visit the stages and open the ammo can.

Paper and a writing instrument will prove useful as you gather information for the combination. This Geocache will be visited by non/new geocachers.  It's recommended that you don't leave trackables in the Geocache.


Stage 1. You should be entering the museum room. In the museum (on the left side) is information about Bessie Lewis who discovered this site from local maps. There are two dates listed in the information adjacent to Bessie. Take the 3rd digit of the most recent year. That number = "A".


Stage 2. You will find an interpretive sign, (not the historic marker).  There are a number of "features" that are listed on the sign.  These are the subject of the sign and it describes the different types of these that were in this area throughout the history of the site. How many are highlighted and discussed with dates on the sign? This number = "B".


Stage 3. This stage has 2 parts. First, at the highest point on this structure, look South. There will be sign that points out all of the islands names that are within sight. On the top right corner of the sign are 2 islands with 1 name. Look at the first word in that name, how many letters are in it? This number = "C".

Second, you will find a number of cannons that are housed on the second floor of this same structure.  How many do you see inside of the structure?  This number = "D".

At the posted coordinates ask for the geocache and open the lock using “ABCD” for the combination. If you trade for items from the geocache, remember to trade for something that is of equal or greater value.


Office Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 9AM-5PM
Closed Monday (except holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Closed Tuesday when open on Monday.

FACILITIES:
Outdoor Exhibits
Museum and Film
Gift Shop
Nature Trail
Picnic Area
Canoe and Kayak Rental
Bus Parking
Admission:
$3.50-$6 (plus tax)
Group tours available for adults and youths that consist of 15 or more people. Reservations required at least one week in advance. Group tours consist of a one-hour living history presentation on a soldier's life and a weapons demonstration.
Picnic area and bus parking available.


Georgia State Parks History Trails:

The History Trail is the coolest new phase of the GeoTour For starters, there are 14 new historic sites and parks. Thirteen of these sites -- including this one -- are Multi-Caches, where you'll visit a number of locations (solving clues) that will give you the secret combination to open the geocache. Inside you'll find new prizes: History Trading Cards! New Sites, New rules, new prizes... but still the same fun and adventure of Georgia State Parks GeoTour So whether you're a first-time or a seasoned pro, you can "Get Out. Get Dirty. And Get Fit" in a Georgia State Park today!


How to Hit the History Trail:

The History Trail crosses the entire state and features 14 new Historic Sites and Historic Parks! Each site has multiple locations that you will need to visit in order to solve several clues. Once they are solved and you’ve figured out the secret combination, to unlock the geocache, you’ll collect your History Trail Trading Card. (Please take only one.The card corresponds to the site and the historic group to which it belongs. Each historic group has multiple cards (Native Americans has 4 cards, Forts has 3 cards, Historic Homes has 2 cards, Plantations has 3 cards, Museums/Battlefields has 2 cards.) When you’ve completed a set (either by visiting or trading) you can turn them into a Ranger to receive your custom souvenir tokens! Since there are 5 historic groups, you can collect all 5 souvenir tokens!

State Parks Information:

For informantion on GA Parks Geocaching: GaParksGeocaching.com
Park:(706) 245-6270
Lodges/Cabins/Yurts/Camp Reservations: (800) 864-7275

Special Thanks:

Special thanks to the Georgia Geocaching Association and member Gunguy&fam

Disclaimer to New Geocachers:

Please join us in playing! Anyone who observes and obeys the rules as stated on Geocaching.com is welcome. Please do not remove the container from the office. The real treasure is solving the clues by visiting various locations on the site, figuring out the combination of the locked geocache, and sharing news of your find with everyone else online! Paper and a writing instrument will prove useful as you gather information for the combination. This geocache will be visited by non/new geocachers alike, and it's recommended that you do not leave trackables in the geocache. If you take something from the geocache, PLEASE leave something of equal or greater value for others to find and enjoy. We ask that you do not leave money in the state geocaches. Thanks.
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