Discover Savannah’s Colonial Park Cemetery

May 11th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Colonial Park CemeterySavannah’s Colonial Park Cemetery was established in 1750, when Savannah was still the capital of the British Province of Georgia. The historic grounds served as the city cemetery for more than 100 years, and contain over nine thousand, pre-Civil War graves.

Everyone knows about famous Bonaventure Cemetery, with its draping Spanish moss and historic and beautiful stone memorials. But Bonaventure is not Savannah’s only historic and fascinating cemetery.

While Boneventure was developing as a small family plot, the Colonial Park Cemetery was already in public use. In fact, it’s the oldest intact municipal cemetery in Savannah. (more…)

Fort Pulaski National Monument – Doorway To The Past

April 27th, 2019 by Corey Edwards

Fort Pulaski National Monument Fort Pulaski National Monument offers both a doorway to America’s Civil War past as well as a variety of fascinating nature trails.

Construction on Fort Pulaski began in the early 1820’s as protection for the Port of Savannah..  It is located on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River.

The imposing, five-sided, masonry battlement has massive, 7.5 foot thick walls. Completed in 1847, Fort Pulaski was a state of the art fortification with space for up to 146 cannons.

Military art was about to change, however, and Fort Pulaski was to be its proving ground. (more…)