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.

Fort Pulaski at sunset

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Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Fort Pulaski offers an abundance of outdoor activities.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Learn more about Fort Pulaski and Cockspur Island by attending a guided tour.

Last updated: June 29, 2017

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