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The defining events of Fort Pulaski occurred during the American Civil War. In April of 1862, Union troops directed rifled cannon fire at the fort breaching the southeast angle. The quick success of this experimental cannon surprised military strategists. The accuracy and range of the rifled cannon rendered brick fortifications obsolete. Immediately after capturing the fort, Union Major General David Hunter, an ardent abolitionist, ordered the release of area slaves. Many were recruited into the Union army comprising the First South Carolina Colored Regiment.

The park includes scenic marsh and uplands that support a variety of animal life characteristic of southern barrier islands. White-tailed deer, alligators, and raccoons as well as resident and migratory birds grace the landscape. Spanish moss drapes from yaupon holly bushes and vegetation includes cabbage palms, various wetland grasses, and a variety of temperate hardwood and pine trees.

   

CONTACTS

Email - FOPU_Administration@nps.gov

Fax- 912-786-6023

Write to
P.O. Box 30757
Savannah, GA 31410-0757

Phone
Visitor Information - (912) 786-5787

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
Fort 8:30AM-5:15PM * Visitor Center 9:00AM-5:00PM The park is open every day except Christmas Day. Extended summer hrs.

Getting There
PLANE - Savannah International Airport

CAR - Follow U.S. HWY 80 East toward Tybee Island, Georgia. The entrance is located about fifteen miles east of Savannah, Georgia.

Weather & Climate
Hot and humid in summer, mild to chilly and breezy in winter. Rainy periods throughout the year. Wear comfortable sportswear. Walking shoes and insect repellant are recommended.

Accessibility
Facilities: Visitor Center parking, restrooms, and exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Fort lower level, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Picnic area parking, restrooms, and tables are wheelchair accessible.

Interpretive Services: Written audio station transcripts available in English and Braille. Fort audio cassettes and tape players loaned upon request. Captioned orientation film. Brochures available in English, German, Polish, Japanese, French, and Spanish.



FACILITIES

Museums
VISITOR CENTER
Open All Year 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Phone - (912) 786-5787

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Fort Pulaski National Monument.
 Campgrounds Near Fort Pulaski National Monument:
Rivers End City Park, Tybee Island, 7 miles away
River's End Campground and RV Park, Tybee Island, 7 miles away
Rivers End Campground and RV Park, Tybee Island, 7 miles away
Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah, 9 miles away
Savannah Visitors Center, Savannah, 11 miles away
Hardeeville RV Thomas Parks, Hardeeville, 11 miles away
Stoney Crest Plantation Campground, Bluffton, 13 miles away
 Marinas Near Fort Pulaski National Monument:
Hogans' Marina, Savannah , 2 miles away
Sail Harbor Marina, Savannah , 3 miles away
Lazaretto Creek Marina, Tybee Island , 5 miles away
Landings Harbor, Savannah , 5 miles away
Savannah Bend Marina, Savannah , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Fort Pulaski National Monument:
Officers View On Captain View, Tybee Island , 7 miles away
Savannah Marriott Riverfront, Savannah , 10 miles away
Homewood Suites Savannah Historic District-Riverfront, Savannah , 10 miles away
Kimpton Brice Hotel, Savannah , 10 miles away
Olde Harbour Inn, Savannah , 10 miles away
Kehoe House, Savannah , 10 miles away
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fort Pulaski National Monument:
Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island - GA , 58 miles away
Skidaway Island State Park, Georgia , 8 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fort Pulaski National Monument:
Wilmington Island Golf Course, Savannah , 3 miles away
Landings Club, Savannah , 9 miles away
Savannah Golf Club, Savannah , 9 miles away
Bacon Park Golf Course, Savannah , 9 miles away
Club At Savannah Harbor, Savannah , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Fort Pulaski National Monument
Lake Mayer, Chatham County , 9 miles away

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