Fort Pulaski National Monument
U.S. Highway 80
Savannah, GA 31410
National Park: Bike, Birding, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
The Battle for Fort Pulaski in April 1862 marked a turning point in military history. It featured the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. These accurate, long-range weapons shattered Fort Pulaski’s walls from over a mile away. After thirty-hours of bombardment, the fort surrendered. The battle surprised military strategists worldwide, signaling the end of masonry fortifications.