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

Events

  • 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Nancy Harts

    150th Anniversary Celebration of the Nancy Harts

    04/12/2015 - 04/19/2015

    Many activities are planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary end of the Civil War and the Nancy Harts/Colonel LaGrange encounter.

    Sunday, April 12, 2015: The First Baptist Church on the Square will present a play about the Nancy Harts at 7 p.m. An exhibit of photographs and information about the Nancy Harts will be on display in the Welcome Center Lobby beginning at 6 p.m. 

    Tuesday, April 14: The Nancy Harts documentary will air on all Georgia PBS stations at 8 p.m.

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  • Last Fort to Fall the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of West Point

    Last Fort to Fall the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of West Point

    04/18/2015 - 04/18/2015

    On April 16, 1865, a force of Union cavalry commanded by Colonel Oscar H. LaGrange attacked the earthen fort guarding the railroad and wagon bridges on the Chattahoochee River at West Point, Ga. Among the soldiers who lost their lives that day unaware of Lee's surrender seven days prior was General Robert C. Tyler, the fort's commander. This was the last Confederate fort to be captured during the Civil War, giving Fort Tyler the distinction of being the "last fort to fall."

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