A Turning Point in Military History

For much of the 19th century, masonry fortifications were the United States’ main defense against overseas enemies. However, during the Civil War, new technology proved its superiority to these forts. The Union army used rifled cannon and compelled the Confederate garrison inside Fort Pulaski to surrender. The siege was a landmark experiment in the history of military science and invention.

The outside wall of Fort Pulaski with battle scars, cannon, and moat.

Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to Fort Pulaski!

Two visitors enjoy the views of Cockspur Island with their properly leashed dog.

Outdoor Activities

Fort Pulaski offers an abundance of outdoor activities.

A park ranger hand out a park brochure

Fees and Passes

Learn about the fees and passes at Fort Pulaski National Monument.

Black and white image of the battered brick walls of Fort Pulaski.

Park Film - The Battle For Fort Pulaski

With the Visitor Center closed due to COVID-19, enjoy the film and learn about Fort Pulaski and its role during the American Civil War.

A color map of Cockspur Island that lays out the virtual tour stops outside of the fort.

Virtual Tour

Even during the COVID-19 Pandemic, our virtual rangers will lead you around the park.

Last updated: July 11, 2020

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