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Fort Pulaski National Monument

  • Military Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information

Address:

U.S. Hwy 80, Savannah, Georgia, 31328, United States

Phone:

912-786–5787

Website: www.nps.gov/fopu

Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Daily 9–5

Published 07/23/2015

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