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Fort Pulaski at Savannah, Georgia
Distance from hotel: 4.4 miles
Category: Activities
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fort pulaski savannah, GA: Historic Tours, Biking & Fishing

Just 10 miles east of Tybee Island and 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, Fort Pulaski offers a plethora of outdoor recreation. For those looking to explore the sights, there are biking & hiking nature trails, kayaking, bird watching and amazing photo ops. Go fishing and catch dinner along the banks of the Savannah River on and around Cockspur Island, or just enjoy the great outdoors. Take a tour of Fort Pulaski National Monument, a large-scale outdoor exhibit, to follow in the footsteps of great generals and engineers during the Civil War.  Declared a National Monument by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924, Fort Pulaski was originally built to defend the port city of Savannah from foreign attacks and invasion. Whatever your interests may be, spend a day on Fort Pulaski for a historic adventure that outdoor enthusiast will enjoy.


Prices -

Adults: $7, Youth under 15 is Free.

Hours -

Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. The Visitor Center is open 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.


  • Park Day 2017
  • Veterans Day Weekend
  • Junior Ranger Day
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument's 92nd Birthday
  • Memorial Day Celebration
  • Super Museum Sunday


  • Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Tours
  • Picnics


  • Can I take A Tour?

    Yes, in fact it is recommended. Fort Pulaski offers both guided and self-guided tours. Guided fort tours last between 45-60 minutes. You will start your tour at the park visitor center, then watch a short film "The Battle for Fort Pulaski," and learn all about the historic monument through various displays and exhibits. Film shows on the hour and half-hour starting at 9 am and run until 4:30 pm. Nature walks last 30-45 minutes and meet at the Visitor Center, while Ranger Programs last 20-30 minutes.
  • When is it the best time to visit the Fort?

    Due to the warmer weather in Georgia, Fort Pulaski can be toured any time of the year. During the summer months, visitors can enjoy the Fort as well as all of the fun on Tybee Island, however summer tends to be the busiest and the hottest. The winter months offer perfect weather with not as much foot traffic.

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