Visited: March 2019
Duration: 1/2 day
Accommodations: Downtown Savannah, GA
Fort Pulaski is Civil War stop #4 on our Spring Break Civil War Expedition! I can’t say enough great things about our experience here. It was by far the best stop on our whole trip. The secret? Our Ranger guided tour of the fort. I will need to admit that this is by far the best ranger program from the 90 National Park Service Sites we have visited. I really don’t remember the Ranger’s name (sorry), but he was top notch. If you can interest a 13 and an 11 year old for an hour on history, you have my vote. We were all wanting more when the tour was done (that is a hard task to accomplish).
The tour started in the chapel and continued clockwise around the fort. The ranger explained every type of canon, how they were used and manned, all about the ammunition and which was the best at its job. These cannons were built to sink ships and that is what they did best. Now for photo overload because this place was not only interesting but gorgeous!
We really enjoyed our time here. Now we are heading to the beach to enjoy some fun in the sun. We went back to the visitor center to earn our Junior Ranger badges. This is where we were awarded our Civil War Historian patch for completing 3 Civil War Junior Rangers. Pretty cool. This concludes the Civil war part of the trip we will be moving on to the Spanish invasion from here to the end. I hope you enjoy our stops so far.
Next stop (after Tybee Island) is Fort Frederica. We can’t wait.