Fort Pulaski

Location: Southeastern Georgia
Trip Starts: Visitor’s Center
Trip Ends: Visitor’s Center
Total Distance: 1.5 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Trails Used: Lighthouse Trail
Trail Traffic: Moderate
Trip Type: Day Hike
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Fort Pulaski National Monument
41 Cockspur Island Road
Savannah, GA 31410
(912) 219-4233


Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on Cockspur Island between the City of Savannah and Tybee Island in southeastern Georgia.  The original fork was constructed for coastal defense against the British Navy, but in the late 1800’s saw its only wartime action during the Civil War.  The Union Army successfully tested rifled cannon in 1862 which extended the range of munitions from one to five miles and rendered brick fortifications obsolete. The fort was captured at the start of the war and used to blockage Savannah.    

Fort Pulaski has a series of small trails around the fort – one leading to a small lighthouse.  On this hike we explored the fort and the surrounding area.  The island has increased in size since the 1800’s due to dreading of the river, so there is additional areas to explore after you tour the fort.   

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