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Fort Jackson buildings in Savannah GA.

Fort Jackson

1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 232-3945
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Hours:
Sunday - Saturday 9:00a - 5:00p
 

Built in 1808 to protect Savannah from foreign attack, Fort Jackson survived the War of 1812 and the Civil War and is now a popular historic site. It stands on the banks of the Savannah River.

Originally built of earth, faced with brick and topped with a gun platform of wood, the battery in its day was one of the strongest fortifications in the United States. After the War of 1812, two periods of construction followed at the fort. A moat, drawbridge, brick barracks, privies, a rear wall, and another powder magazine were added.

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Fort Pulaski in Savannah GA.

Fort Pulaski

US Highway 80 East
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 786-5787
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Daily 8:30a - 5:15p
Hours may be extended in summer.
 

A massive five-sided edifice, Fort Pulaski was constructed in the 1830s and 1840s on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River to protect the city of Savannah from naval attack.

Following the War of 1812, U.S. President James Madison ordered a new system of coastal fortifications to protect the United States against foreign invasion. Construction of a fort to protect the port of Savannah began in 1829 and was named for Count Casimir Pulaski, a Polish immigrant who fought during the American Revolution.

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fortscreven 200x132Fort Screven

North end of Tybee Island Beach
Tybee Island, GA 31328
(912) 786-5444
(877) 728-2662

The fort is open daily and is Free.

Museum Hours:
Monday: 9:00 - 5:30p
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Sunday: 9:00 - 5:30p

Tickets:
Adults: $9.00
Seniors (62+), Military with ID and Children: $7.00
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Kids 5 and under are admitted free

Note: The last tickets are sold at 4:30 p.m. and can be
purchased at the Tybee Island Lighthouse across the street from Battery Garland.

Fort Screven was built around 1875 at the North end of Tybee Island. The fort has a maganificent view of the Atlantic and the Savannah River.

Fort Screven had seven batteries, six on Tybee Island and a seventh, Battery Hambright, near Fort Pulaski. Battery Garland
now houses the Tybee Island Museum and is open to the public, as is Battery Hambright. The others can be seen from the street and
beach, but are not publicly accessible.

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