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Fort Pulaski will awe and inspire. Follow in the footsteps of revolutionary thinkers, great engineering minds, fearless commanders, and thousands of workers and soldiers who built and fought for control of this massive fortress.

Notable people

Explore notable figures of Fort Pulaski.

Reveals the stories behind the masonry walls of Fort Pulaski and the people that shaped the changes of Cockspur Island and the United States.

Casimir PulaskiSoldier of Liberty
Casimir Pulaski is remembered in many ways. In Poland, he is remembered as a man who fought for freedom on two continents, and is given the title "Soldier of Liberty." In the United States, numerous streets, bridges, counties, and towns are named for him in honor of his aid to American forces. In Savannah, Georgia, a large monument commemorates his sacrifice fighting for the city during the American Revolution.
John WesleySaint
Although Wesley spent less than two years in Savannah, he established the first Protestant Sunday School and wrote the first hymnal used in Georgia. Wesley's departure from Savannah to his native England was unplanned. He left Georgia a very disappointed man. His plans to preach God's word to the natives never materialized. Wesley also became a man of great controversy in the new settlement.
March HaynesDeacon of the Wilmington Baptist Church
March Haynes was born a slave in Pocataligo, S. C., March 4, 1825. As a young adult, Haynes was elected a deacon of the Wilmington Baptist Church in 1849 by the Rev. Jack Watry. Still in bondage, Haynes was later removed to the Savannah area in 1858, but was able to become a member of the First African Baptist Church of Savannah.

NEarby Attractions

Where Nature and History Meet

From Fort Pulaski, There are Several Nearby National Parks to Visit

Cumberland Island National Seashore

St Marys is the gateway to Cumberland Island, Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island. Here pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisper the stories of both man and nature. Natives, missionaries, enslaved African Americans and Wealthy Industrialists all walked here.  

Fort Sumter National Monument

Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back. 

Fort Frederica National Monument

Georgia's fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British forces clashed on St. Simons Island. Fort Frederica's troops defeated the Spanish, ensuring Georgia's future as a British colony. Today, the archeological remnants of Frederica are protected by the National Park Service.

Statistics

FORT PULASKI VISITATION STATISTICS
The information below is available on the NPS Stats Website.

  • Year to Date Reports
  • Monthly Public Use Reports
  • Annual Monument Visitation (all years)
  • Visitation by Month/ Year
  • Monument Fiscal Year Report
  • How We Count Visitation
  • Comments by Monument Staff

 

1829
Construction of Fort
Pulaski begins

JAN.3, 1861
Construction of Fort 
Pulaski begins

APR.11, 1862
Federal forces attack
Fort Pulaski

AUG.10, 1933
Roosevelt signed order
transferring Fort Pulaski
to the National Park Service

OCT.25, 1964
Visitor Center opens
to the public
1847
Fort Pulaski
is completed

APR.10, 1862
Federal forces
attack Fort Pulaski


OCT.15, 1924
Calvin Coolidge signs
presidential proclamation
establishing Fort Pulaski

MAY.25, 1959
Cockspur Island Lighthouse
transferred from the
Coast Guard to the
National Park Service

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Brochures and Site Bulletins

The Cockspur Island Lighthouse

The Cockspur Island Lighthouse has withstood crashing waves, the roar of cannons and the wrath of time.

The Nation Unravels

On January 3, 1861, Fort Pulaski is siezed by the state of Georgia, sending the for and Savannah on a path toward war.

Fort Pulaski Trail Guide

On January 3, 1861, Fort Pulaski is siezed by the state of Georgia, sending the for and Savannah on a path toward war.

The Forgotten Warriors

Asian soldiers in the Civil War personify one of the war's enduring legacies that of individual strength in the face of great adversity.