Underground Railroad at Fort Pulaski

It amazes me that many adults and children do not know about the Underground Railroad at Fort Pulaski, much less its history and origins. The Ranger began by telling us ‘there is no train depot here at Fort Pulaski and no tunnels that lead into town’. He went on to tell us information I had never learned in school about the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad refers to the efforts of enslaved people seeking freedom by escaping from Continue reading

Civil War History at Fort Pulaski

I love getting outside and exploring historical sites around town, and one of my favorite is learning about Civil War history at Fort Pulaski.  This fort was used during the 19th Century as a defense against overseas enemies. This fort didn’t see much fighting, and most days the men played baseball and hung out waiting for something to happen. I thought it would be fun this time to explore Cocksure Island, Parade grounds, trails, and what is Continue reading