Fort Pulaski National Monument, Tybee Island

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The location of the first rifled cannon test, Fort Pulaski National Monument was an important site in the American Civil War. The success of the cannon test rendered brick forts obsolete. The Union army asked Colonel Charles H. Olmstead, commander of the Confederate garrison, to surrender before using the cannon. They hoped he would accept and prevent needless loss of life. The colonel refused to surrender, and the Union army pummeled the fort in a siege that lasted only one day. This fort was mainly used as a prisoner-of-war camp because of its isolation on Cockspur Island surrounded by a moat. You'll find sleeping quarters and rooms where the colonel signed his surrender preserved inside the fort. Fort Pulaski National Monument is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • This is a beautifully preserved fort from the 1800's. Many of the rooms have been kept intact and weaponry is on display. Signage throughout provides insight into the role the fort played in... 
    This is a beautifully preserved fort from the 1800's. Many of the rooms have been kept intact and weaponry is on display. Signage throughout provides insight into the role the fort played in...  more »
  • As part of a road trip in 2019, we stopped at Fort Pulaski. We spent the afternoon exploring the grounds, reading different information as we moved about the fort. There was a lot to take in, and... 
    As part of a road trip in 2019, we stopped at Fort Pulaski. We spent the afternoon exploring the grounds, reading different information as we moved about the fort. There was a lot to take in, and...  more »
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  • This was an amazing experience a must do for history buffs and tourists. Love the costumes they encourage you to dress up in and do photos. Grandson wanted to be a proper lady and a union soldier. Very fun. The mote and tunnels and the cannons, all of it I loved! Even saw a alligator...can you find it in my photos?
  • Went to Savannah and decided to detour out to this area to check out Fort Pulaski—very glad we did! There’s actually a lot more to see here than we expected. Spent about 3 hours wandering the fort and walking the trail out to the lighthouse. The guides here are super friendly and this is a national monument where you can get a stamp and sticker for your national parks passport if you have one! Bring comfy shoes there’s lots of walking and trails to hike.

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