Found on Cockspur Island between Savannah and Tybee Islands, Fort Pulaski National Monument, located in Georgia, is an ideal weekend getaway for the history buffs and non-history buffs alike. The fort itself has a diverse and long history and is educational as well as entertaining for both adults and children. Apart from marveling at the Fort visitors can partake in various outdoor activities under the bright Georgia sun. The various nature trails, the indoor museum, and guided tours make it a highly entertaining visit that grabs the attention of all sorts of enthusiasts.
This fort is monumental, not just for its historical events, but for being a landmark of military and scientific advancement. Fort Pulaski was unbreachable, until 1862, during the Civil War, when the Union army launched a rifled cannon that shattered the heavy brick fortification. The result of the cannon fire left the Confederate garrison inside with no choice but to surrender. The siege of Fort Pulaski was a momentous time in history as the invention of the rifled cannon rendered brick fortifications obsolete.
The fort was also ranked first on the list of “most spectacular harbor defense structures” during the Civil War era. The fort was made of 7.5-foot of solid brick called “Savannah Gray”. These bricks are rare and a very durable building material that offered excellent fortification. Today, the fort has been restored to its original glory using the same material and building techniques of centuries past.
Visitors can bring their pets along as well to explore Fort Pulaski National Monument and its surrounding areas. Leashed dogs can walk alongside their owners not only outdoors but indoors too.
The sun-dappled trails, fish-crammed marshes, and history-rich walls make sure all kinds of visitors return home happy and refreshed. With so many reasons to visit Fort Pulaski, it's definitely one of the unmissable places in Georgia.