A Turning Point in Military History

For much of the 19th century, masonry fortifications were the United States’ main defense against overseas enemies. However, during the Civil War, new technology proved its superiority to these forts. The Union army used rifled cannon and compelled the Confederate garrison inside Fort Pulaski to surrender. The siege was a landmark experiment in the history of military science and invention.

Candle Lantern
Candle Lantern 2023

Join us for a night of hot cider, eggnog, cannon firings, and a chance to learn about holidays of the past here on Cockspur Island.

The outside wall of Fort Pulaski with battle scars, cannon, and moat.
Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to Fort Pulaski!

Two visitors enjoy the views of Cockspur Island with their properly leashed dog.
Outdoor Activities

Fort Pulaski offers an abundance of outdoor activities.

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Fees and Passes

Learn about the fees and passes at Fort Pulaski National Monument.

Black and white image of the battered brick walls of Fort Pulaski.
Park Film - The Battle For Fort Pulaski

Enjoy our park film online or in our theater located in the Visitor Center!

A color map of Cockspur Island that lays out the virtual tour stops outside of the fort.
Virtual Tour

Even during the COVID-19 Pandemic, our virtual rangers will lead you around the park.

looking out towards Savannah river, trees and north pier in foreground
Shoreline Closure FAQ

Frequently asked questions about our shoreline.

interior of visitor center, photos and artifacts displayed along the wall
Virtual Exhibits

Words have Power exhibit.

Last updated: December 6, 2023

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Contact Info

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41 Cockspur Island Road
Savannah, GA 31410


(912) 219-4233

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