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From Drowning to Dysentery: A Deadly Look at Fort Pulaski

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Date: October 4, 2017
Contact: Laura Waller, 912-786-8182 X 1101

SAVANNAH, GA – Fort Pulaski might not have its own ghost story, but our island has certainly witnessed its fair share of the macabre. On October 20th and 21st, join park staff for a special ranger-led lantern tour into the darker history of Cockspur Island.

From Drowning to Dysentery will be offered at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. both evenings, and will last approximately 75 minutes. Due to program content and safety concerns, only those ages 16 and over will be permitted. Tour participants should be able to stand for long periods of time and be able to maneuver in low lighting. It is recommended that participants dress for the weather and wear comfortable footwear.

Spaces are limited, so reserve yours now! Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by calling 912-786-4383 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., seven days per week. Gates will open a half hour before each tour starts. Tours will meet at the Fort Pulaski cemetery. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour, and keep in mind that you may be delayed due to the construction on the Cockspur Island Bridge. Guests arriving late may not be able to participate in their tour.

For information on post-Irma reopening, trail closures, tour schedules, and ranger program descriptions, please visit us online at You can also follow the park on Instagram at, Twitter at or like the official Fort Pulaski National Monument Facebook page at Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah.


Last updated: October 4, 2017

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