- Fort Pulaski National Monument, located near Tybee Island, features 5,623 acres of scenic marsh and uplands that support a variety of animal life characteristic of southern barrier islands. The monument is one of more than 378 sites in the National Park Service. The mission of the National Park Service is to protect and preserve the historic, cultural, scientific, and natural resources for current and future generations. October 15, 1924, by Executive Order, Fort Pulaski became a National Monument. In 1933, National Park Service accepted transfer of the site from the War Department.
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Fort Pulaski National Monument
Other facilities in the monument include a Visitor Center, exhibits providing information on the history and significance of the fort, bookstore, trails, boat launch, picnic area, wheelchair accessible, camping and lodging found on nearby Tybee Island.
Recreation - Recommended activities in the monument are self-guided and ranger tours of fort. Observing plants, wildflowers, wildlife and Savannah River shipping traffic. Hiking, biking, and picnicking in designated areas. Boating and fishing in the Savannah River, Lazaretto Creek, and Oyster Creek.
Climate - Fort Pulaski is hot and humid in the summer and mild to chilly and breezy in the winter. Rainy periods occur throughout the year. Insect repellent is strongly recommended.
To visit Fort Pulaski National Monument, follow U.S. HWY. 80 East toward Tybee Island. The entrance is located about fifteen miles east of Savannah.