Fort Pulaski

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Fort Pulaski
Description:A Turning Point in Military History
For much of the 19th century, masonry fortifications were the United States main defense against overseas enemies. However, during the Civil War, new technology proved its superiority to these forts. The Union army used rifled cannon and compelled the Confederate garrison inside Fort Pulaski to surrender. The siege was a landmark experiment in the history of military science and invention. Built between 1829 and 1847, the fort was named for the Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski, and engineered in part by Robert E. Lee. The fort was damaged in 1862 and captured by Federal troops.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:US Hwy 80 East (15 miles east of Savannah)
Address 2:P.O. Box 30757
City:Savannah
State/Province:GA
Zip Code:31410-0757
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Visitor Center open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fort open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bridge gate closes by 5:15 PM
Admission:$5 each ages 16 and up, under 16 free
Telephone:(912) 786-5787 x213
Website:http://www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm
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