Party Like It’s 1916 at Fort Pulaski Founder’s Day

Celebrate Founder's Day at Fort PulaskiAmerica’s National Park Service turns 100 this year and you’re invited to the festivities! Attend Fort Pulaski’s Founder’s Day – August 25th, 2016!

2016 is a pretty big year for a number of reasons. It marks the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the city of Savannah’s designation as a National Historic Landmark. It’s also the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service! Consequently, a lot of exciting events are planned throughout the year. (more…)

Fort Pulaski National Monument – A Window on History

Fort Pulaski National MonumentFort Pulaski National Monument, a brick fortification constructed in the early 1800’s to protect the city of Savannah, was the unwitting testing ground of the first rifled cannon.

Built on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River, across from Tybee Island, Fort Pulaski is a massive, five-sided, brick fortification buttressed with 7.5-foot-wide walls. Completed in 1847, Fort Pulaski was able to mount 146 cannons, both on and inside the walls of the fort. (more…)