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…)

Savannah’s Olde Pink House

Olde Pink HouseThe James Habersham House, more commonly known as Savannah’s Olde Pink House because of the pink stucco that covers its exterior bricks, has a long and fascinating history.

Located in Savannah’s Historic District – but of course! the mansion predates the formation of the United States, after all – the Olde Pink House faces Reynolds Square. It was built in the British colony of Georgia in the late 1700’s by merchant, statesman, and loyalist James Habersham (1712 – 1775). (more…)