Visit Fort Pulaski National Monument on Cockspur Island

October 17th, 2020 by Corey Edwards

Fort Pulaski National MonumentGuests looking for some fascinating Civil War history in Savannah will enjoy a visit to Fort Pulaski National Monument on Cockspur Island, less than half an hour from McMillan Inn.

Fort Pulaski was built on Cockspur Island early in the 19th century as protection for the Port of Savannah. Construction took 18 years, beginning in the 1820’s and wrapping up in 1847. The result is the imposing, five-sided, brick fort that you can visit to this day. (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…)