Named for Casimir Pulaski, a Polish count and Revolutionary War hero, this must-see sight for Civil War buffs was designed by Napoléon's military engineer and built on Cockspur Island between 1829 and 1847. Robert E. Lee's first assignment after graduating from West Point was as an engineer here. The fort was thought to be impervious to attack, but as weapons advanced, it proved penetrable. During the Civil War, the fort fell after bombardment by newfangled rifled cannons.
The restored fortification, operated by the National Park Service, has moats, drawbridges, massive ramparts, and towering walls. The park has trails and picnic areas.
U.S. Hwy 80, Savannah, Georgia, 31328, United States
Apr 20, 2005
I live in Savannah and have gone to Ft. Pulaski more times than I can count! I would recommend it though to someone who has never been. Iteresting fort with pretty walking trails and fascinating history. Ya'll should take a tour with a tour guide for the best experience.