Presidential Pathways / West Point

Fort Tyler

6th St
West Point, GA 31833

706-884-8671
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On April 16, 1865, Union troops attacked the earthen fort in West Point, Georgia. Many soldiers lost their lives that day, unaware that Lee had surrendered to Grant seven days earlier. Fort Tyler was the last Confederate fort captured by the Union, giving it the distinction, "Last Fort to Fall."

Fort Tyler is an official Civil War Discovery Trail site. The Civil War Discovery Trail links more than 300 sites in 16 states to inspire and to teach the story of the Civil War and its haunting impact on America. The Trail, an initiative of the Civil War Preservation Trust, allows visitors to explore battlefields, historic homes, railroad stations, cemeteries, parks, and other destinations that bring history to life. A marked trail leads visitors to the site of the small earthen fort. Open year-round.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway

    85

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages