Fort Pulaski National Monument encompasses a total area of approximately 5,623 acres of land that is situated 15 miles east of Savannah, Georgia. The monument can actually be found on Cockspur Island which is between Savannah and Tybee Island in the state of Georgia.
The protected land was proclaimed on October 15, 1924, and almost a decade late transferred from the War Department to the NPS (National Park Service) on August 10, 1933. To access the Fort Pulaski National Monument, visitors can find US 80 and drive east toward Tybee Island.
Once at the park, visitors can get to see one of the places where the Union Army successfully tested the rifled cannon in combat. The success of this weapon in 1862 during the American Civil War rendered brick fortifications obsolete. Visitors can also get to see most of Cockspur Island with all its forts as well as all of the adjacent forts on McQueen's Island.
Furthermore, Fort Pulaski was also a place where prisoners of war were kept. Besides these attractions, visitors can also get to appreciate other modern-day activities like self-guided tours, hiking, boating, bicycling, interpretive programs, and fishing. The amenities available in the park to facilitate these activities include restrooms, a picnic area, visitor center, self-guided trails, and a museum/exhibit.
Dogs are also allowed into Fort Pulaski National Monument although some restrictions will be in force to prevent destruction or disruption of the park's resources. Some of the regulations regarding dogs are as follows. First, dogs should always be kept away from park buildings and from other restricted areas of the national monument.
Additionally, in other areas of the Fort Pulaski National Monument where dogs are allowed, they should always be put on a leash or kept in a secure enclosure. Furthermore, dog owners are not only expected to keep their dogs well-behaved but to also clean up after them when they are in Fort Pulaski National Monument.