The Coast / Tybee Island

The Battle of Fort Pulaski 151st Anniversary

Dates : 4/9/16 - 4/10/16
Fort Pulaski National Monument
U.S. Highway 80 East
Tybee Island, GA 31328

  • Fort Pulaski

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  • Fort Pulaski Cannon

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Fort Pulaski National Monument will offer two days of programming in April to commemorate the 154th Anniversary of the Siege and Reduction of Fort Pulaski. A diverse array of activities will be offered to recognize the Battle of Fort Pulaski in 1862. Activities will take place from April 9-10, 2016. For a complete schedule of the Battle of Fort Pulaski 154th Anniversary Programs, visit our website.

For nearly two months, Union troops erected 36 guns in 11 batteries on the western shore of Tybee Island. The Union cannon on Tybee Island, over a mile away, converged on Fort Pulaski on April 10, 1862. After 30 hours, the brick walls of the Fort were breached, and the Confederate fort surrendered. The historic battle featured the first significant use of rifled artillery against a masonry fort and had international ramifications on the future design and construction of coastal forts.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission (15 & Under) Free

    Admission (16 & Up) $7

    General Information


    Near Interstate Highway

    16, 95

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Civil War, Family Friendly, History & Heritage