Fort Pulaski National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Charles Fenwick
Fort Polaski National Monument is abounding in history. In April 1862, the Battle for Fort Pulaski marked a turning point in military history. It featured the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. These accurate, long-range weapons shattered Fort Pulaski's walls from over a mile away. The fort finally surrendered after thirty-hours of bombardment. This defeat surprised military strategists worldwide and signaled the end of masonry fortifications.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
5623.1
Visitor Count: 
333378
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Tybee Island; Fort Screven; The Tybee Island Lighthouse; Cockpur Island Lighthouse; Cockspur Island; Savannah River; Battery Hambright; John Wesley Memorial; McQueens Island
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $3;Fort Pulaski
Nearest Major City: 
Savannah, GA
Gateway Communities: 
Tybee Island, GA; Savannah, GA; Pooler, GA
Nearby Airports: 
Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)