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20 Attractions to Explore Near Fort Pulaski National Monument

Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Pulaski National MonumentFort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, GA 31410, USA

Located on Cockspur Island between Savannah and Tybee Island, Fort Pulaski National Monument is the perfect destination for a history buff or a nature lover. The fort remains an outdoor exhibit, while the surrounding area offers guided tours, an indoor museum and many trails on which you can go for a bike ride or a long walk under the Georgia sun.

Nearby Attractions

Cockspur Island Lighthouse
Cockspur Island Lighthouse3.49 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

The Cockspur Lighthouse is located on an islet off Cockspur Island, at the South Channel of the Savannah River by Lazaretto Creek and is considered part of Fort Pulaski National Monument. One of the best land-based viewpoints is located at the end of the 1.5-mile out-and-back Lighthouse Trail accessible from the park.

Little Tybee Island
Little Tybee Island4.77 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

Little Tybee Island is a pristine barrier island known for its unspoiled beauty and plentiful wildlife. The island spans eight miles in length and five miles in width, making it the perfect spot for some peace and quiet. Home to coves and tranquil beaches, watersports such as kayaking, fishing and boating are popular activities. Visitors can also explore lush marshes teeming with native species like dolphins and bald eagles.

Tybee Island Light Station And Museum
Tybee Island Light Station And Museum6.63 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

Tybee Island Light is a lighthouse next to the Savannah River Entrance, on the northeast end of Tybee Island, Georgia. It is one of seven surviving colonial-era lighthouse towers.

Tybee Island Lighthouse
Tybee Island Lighthouse6.65 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

The Tybee Island Lighthouse has been standing guard since 1736. Located near the mouth of the Savannah River, it has been guiding ships and seafarers through the turbulent navigation of the tidal waters below for centuries. Standing at 147ft tall, and today stands proud as a major source of tourism in Southeast Georgia. Its beacon can be seen up to 18 miles out at sea and provides navigational aid to sailors all over the world.

Tybee Island
Tybee Island6.71 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

Tybee Island, is a stunning location for a beach holiday. With its magnificent beaches, stunning sand dunes, rich wildlife and impressive nature reserves, it’s no surprise that Tybee Island is one of the most popular vacation spots in the US. Not only does it boast 5 miles of shoreline stretching from Back River to Tybee Creek, but the island also boasts a range of outdoor activities such as fishing and kayaking.

Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion
Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion6.90 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion is a popular getaway spot for locals and tourists alike. Every summer, hundreds of visitors flock to the beach for its sandy shores and clear blue waters. The area is also home to the iconic Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion, where guests can explore the 780 foot long pier that overlooks the picturesque Atlantic coast. There are many restaurants to choose from situated right on the pier, making it ideal for a relaxing day at the beach with friends or family.

North Beach, Tybee Island
North Beach, Tybee Island6.98 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

North Beach on Tybee Island is an amazing place to visit. From its wide variety of activities and attractions to the stunning beaches along the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, there is something for everyone. Spend your day lounging on the beach under umbrellas or kayaking along the harbor before catching a glimpse of dolphins as they swim by. Explore nearby restaurants packed with delicious seafood dishes or take in some local culture such as visiting Fort Pulaski.

UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium
UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium10.63 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

The University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium is a vibrant, ocean-focused public resource for all ages. With interactive exhibits, touch tanks, and hands-on activities, the center invites visitors to explore life beneath the waves. As a research organization with numerous resident scientists, its mission is to boil down complex ideas and facts into easy-to-understand educational programming designed to benefit learners from every background.

Bonaventure Cemetery
Bonaventure Cemetery12.86 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically significant site of Bonaventure Plantation. The cemetery became famous when it was featured in the 1994 novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, and in the movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the book. It is the largest of the city's municipal cemeteries, containing nearly 160 acres.

Old Fort Jackson
Old Fort Jackson13.70 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

Old Fort Jackson was constructed in 1808 as part of President Thomas Jefferson's Second System coastal defense initiative and named after Revolutionary War patriot James Jackson. This brick fort was constructed over an old earthen battery from the Revolutionary War which had been called "Mud Fort." Soldiers were stationed at Fort James Jackson to guard Savannah during the War of 1812.

Skidaway Island State Park
Skidaway Island State Park14.49 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

Skidaway Island State Park, is a beautiful coastal destination that offers something for everyone. Visitors can explore the nature trails, marvel at the views from the scenic overlooks, and observe firsthand the local wildlife. You can relax can dip their toes at one of three secluded beaches or rent a kayak or paddleboard and take leisurely ride around Moon River. Of course, no trip to Skidaway Island is complete until visitors try their hand at some freshwater fishing on Lake Florence.

Wormsloe Historic Site
Wormsloe Historic Site14.98 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

The Wormsloe Historic Site was once the colonial estate of carpenter Noble Jones, who came to Georgia with James Oglethorpe in 1733. This former plantation is the site of the oldest standing structure in Savannah. The ruins of Jones’ tabby house was built in 1745.

Savannah Botanical Gardens
Savannah Botanical Gardens16.60 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

The Savannah Botanical Gardens offers a stunning look at nature for all ages. Spanning over 30 acres, the grounds contain various themed gardens filled with unique plants and trees native to the area as well as other varieties from around the world. Visitors can wander through the butterfly gazebo, sun garden and Japanese garden before heading to the conservatory, which offers a rainforest-like escape all year round.

Waving Girl Statue - Florence Martus
Waving Girl Statue - Florence Martus17.57 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

The Waving Girl Statue is inspired by the remarkable story of Florence Martus. For 44 years, she welcomed every ship that passed into St. Simons Sound by standing on the shore and waving a large white handkerchief or scarf. She was known to sailors around the world as the 'waving girl of Savannah' and her selfless devotion quickly became legendary. In 1956, a statue was erected in her honor, sculpted by Felix de Weldon of the iconic Marines Iwo Jima Memorial fame.

Troup Square
Troup Square17.70 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

Troup Square is a hidden gem. Located in the historic district of Savanna and designed by local architect Charles B. Cluskey, it is a pocket park that is filled with lush green grass, shady trees, fountains and monuments - all of which are surrounded by beautiful Victorian-style homes. It is also home to the ‘Troup Columns’ monument that highlights three pillars representing the judicial system in Savannah's past: political power, strength and courage.

Columbia Square
Columbia Square17.76 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

Columbia Square is a beautiful community Sitting along the banks of the Wilmington River, it is teeming with outdoor activities and breathtaking views. From biking trails and canoeing to exploring nearby beaches and state parks, Columbia Square offers something for everyone looking to enjoy nature and the outdoors. Just a short drive away from downtown Savannah's hustle and bustle, locals have no problem striking a balance between city living and an escape into nature's warmth.

Emmet Park
Emmet Park17.76 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

This 8-acre park is most famous for its old-world beauty and historical features. Here, visitors can explore the remnants of a Revolutionary War era fortification which still houses the original brass cannons. They can also travel on the hiking trails traversing through sweeping maritime forests boasting turning colors in Fall. Additionally, Emmet Park contains a fishing pier where visitors can try to catch dinner or simply watch the sun rise at dawn over the banks of Lake Mayer.

Davenport House Museum
Davenport House Museum17.78 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

The Isaiah Davenport House is a historic home in Savannah, Georgia, United States, built-in 1820. It has been operated as a historic house museum by the Historic Savannah Foundation since 1963.

Colonial Park Cemetery
Colonial Park Cemetery17.85 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

The Colonial Park Cemetery, one of Savannah’s most beautiful restorations, is the final resting place for many of Savannah's earliest citizens. Established about 1750, it was the original burial ground for the Christ Church Parish.

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist17.86 KMs away from Fort Pulaski National Monument

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is the iconic symbol of Savannah, Georgia. It is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah.