• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

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Nature & Science

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Nature & Science of Fort Pulaski
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Fort Pulaski National Monument is located in Chatham County, Georgia along the Savannah River only a few miles from its junction with the Atlantic Ocean. With the exception of approximately 250 acres on Cockspur Island and 200 acres on McQueens Island, the 5400 acre park consists of tidal marshes and mud flats that are subject to daily inundation of a six to ten foot tide. These two islands that make up the site were, before human intervention, primarily salt marsh.

Click on the links above to learn more about the plants and animals that inhabit the park. You can also learn more about the local environment and ecosystems of Fort Pulaski National Monument and coastal Georgia.

Did You Know?

Sallyport of Fort Pulaski

The entrance to Fort Pulaski is known as the sallyport, a term dating back to when knights would sally or go forth from a castle. This area was heavily defended with iron gates and heavy doors.Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia