Entrance Fee Increase – On January 1, 2019 the park entrance fee increased to $10 per person and the park annual pass increased to $35.
Fort Pulaski is located on Cockspur Island about 15 miles away from Historic Savannah Georgia. The monument was named after the Revolutionary War Hero Casimir Pulaski and was established as a National Monument by President Calvin Coolidge in October of 1924.
Today the National Park Service strives to protect restore and manage the Fort Pulaski National Monument for all people to enjoy The construction of Fort Pulaski began in early 1829 and was initially overseen by Major Samuel Babcock. Unfortunately, the Major had some major health issues so the burden of construction fell to a recent West Point graduate Robert E. Lee. Lee was transferred in 1831 and Lieutenant Joseph K. F. Mansfield took charge of the fort’s construction until its completion in 1845.
Fort Pulaski didn’t see very much excitement until 134 men from the State Militia seized the fort a little bit before Georgia officially seceded from the Union on January 19, 1861. It was kept under Confederate control for more than a year and then on April 10-11, Union Brigadier General Quincy Adams Gillmore began his assault against the Confederates soldiers in the fort.
After 30 hours of mortars and rifled cannons bombarding the fort, a breach was made in the southeast wall. This forced Confederate Colonel Charles H. Olmstead to surrender. With the union in control, the fort was used to house the captured Confederate prisoners and also as a storage area for the ammunition taken from Fort McAllister after its fall in December 1864.
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Location: Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fee Information: Adults: $10.00 – Children 15 & Under: Free | Annual Pass: $35
Contact Phone Number: 912-786-5787 ext.1208
Free Entrance Days
Fee Free Days
America’s Best Idea – the national parks – is even better when it’s free! Several days throughout the year have been designated as fee-free days at your national parks including Fort Pulaski National Monument. On these days entrance fees will not be charged. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates in 2019!
- Monday, January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Sunday, February 10: Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday
- Saturday, April 20: Junior Ranger Day (First Day of National Park Week)
- Sunday, August 25: National Park Service Anniversary
- Saturday, September 28: National Public Lands Day
- Monday, November 11: Veterans Day
Drones are Prohibited in Fort Pulaski National Monument – The use of drones or other remote-controlled unmanned aircraft is prohibited in the park for issues relating to visitor safety and experience, and wildlife and resource protection. For more info, see section 1.5(a)(1) of the Superintendent’s Compendium.