Fort Pulaski National Monument
Located on Cockspur Island, sandwiched between Savannah and Tybee Island, you will find the Fort Pulaski National Monument, the iconically historic Civil War spot known for changing the future of war fortifications forever.
Fort Pulaski was built in 1847 by Simon Bernard, though it wasn’t fully utilized until the Civil War in 1862. The Union Army tested rifled cannons in combat, the aftermath rendering the ‘brick fort’ idea obsolete overall. The battle is considered ‘a landmark experience in the history of military science and invention’ (NPS) and is still widely talked about amongst war historians.
Not only was this an important wartime spot, but it also served as a popular Underground Railroad stop.
Your group will be able to tour the outdoor fort exhibit, take a guided tour of the indoor museum, and even walk the several different trails surrounding the site. There are 5,000 acres of parkland surrounding the site, mostly filled with marshes and flats. This is a great spot to learn about both historic local happenings and local wildlife!