Summer weather is here, making it the perfect time to come visit Savannah! The lovely summer heat allows visitors to the city to enjoy the area to its full potential! We, here at Presidents’ Quarters Inn, love exploring the city during this time of year, from wandering the cobble stone streets to visiting one of the many historical sites. One of our favorite things to do and see in Savannah is Fort Pulaski National Monument. This grand Fort is a great place to tour for any age. From discovering the hidden nooks and crannies of the Fort to enjoying a tour of the area, everyone is sure to have a blast learning about the history of the monument. Continue reading to find out more on all the things to do and see at the Fort Pulaski National Monument.
Located near Tybee Island right out of Savannah, the Fort Pulaski National Monument has preserved its amazing history, giving visitors a glimpse into the past. The highlight for most visitors is just wandering through the different rooms, each offering interesting exhibits. The indoor exhibits highlight the history of Fort Pulaski from the fort’s construction to its eventual fall due to advancing military technology. Take time to imagine what it was like during the war and what it must have been like in the Fort.
Fort Pulaski National Monument offers an array of wonderful interpretive programs, including guided fort tours (45-60 minutes), prison talks (20 minutes), and historic weapons demonstrations (15 to 20 minutes). Monday through Friday the Fort offers a Guided Tour at 10:30 A.M., a Historic Weapons Demonstration at 1:30 P.M, and a Guided Fort Tour at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday the Fort offers a Prison Talk at 10:00 A.M., Historic Weapons Demonstrations at 11:00 A.M., 1:00 P.M., and 3:00 P.M., and Guided Fort Tours at 11:30 A.M. and 1:20 P.M. On Sundays the Fort offers Guided Tour at 10:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., a Historic Weapons Demonstration at 1:30 P.M., and a Prison Talk at 2:00 P.M.
Admission to Fort Pulaski National Monument is not expensive. It costs $5 per person of 16 years of age or older. Once in the Fort, visitors have access to all it has to offer! This Fort is where, during the American Civil War, the Union Army successfully tested rifled cannon in combat. The Fort was also used as a prisoner of war camp. Learn more about the history of the Fort on a tour. The friendly and knowledgeable tour guides will make your time at the Fort unforgettable! Make sure to bring a camera along to capture all the amazing sights!
The Fort Pulaski National Monument truly does offer an amazing opportunity to learn about the rich history of the city. As you are planning your trip to the Fort, make sure you have a place to rest your head after a fun day exploring it! The Presidents’ Quarters Inn – our historic Savannah boutique hotel – offers you the finest accommodations. Not only that, but we will also feed you a signature gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay to ensure that your day starts off on a bright note. You will be able to stay in any of the 16 luxurious rooms that the Inn has to offer. You can book your stay today to help ensure that you will have a fantastic trip that you’ll remember! We hope to see you soon!
Photo courtesy Ken Lund.