• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

Trees and Shrubs

Since the abandonment of the fort in the late eighteen hundreds, a considerable portion of Cockspur Island has reverted to maritime forest. A visitor to Fort Pulaski National Monument today will find approximately 250 acres of upland areas which support a mosaic of maritime forest, shrub communities, maintained grasslands and successional spoil deposit areas.

Some of the trees you will find in the park include:

Pecan (inside fort)
Fig (inside fort)
Palmetto Palms
Yellow Pine
Chinese Tallow Tree
China Berry
Southern Red Cedar
Live Oak

Did You Know?

30-Pounder Parrot Rifle

By 1860 Fort Pulaski's armament was still not completed and it was not yet garrisoned. As it turned out, before United States troops could occupy the fort, they had to conquer it. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia