Atlanta, Georgia is a unique city with a lot to offer. From the beloved music scene to the wide range of sports, all the way to the great authentic architecture that expands the city, it is difficult to get bored while visiting the city. Atlanta is also home to one of the greatest Civil War Monuments, the Fort Pulaski National Monument, located on Cockspur Island. If you think you have seen it all, you may want to consider seeing this. The National Monument is pretty big with a lot of sights to enjoy, and to make your experience even more exciting, you can view it all by helicopter.
An All Inclusive Tour
Multiple companies offer a tour of this great Georgia Monument. While seeing this great Civil War memorabilia, you will also be able to view the beauties of downtown Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is by far one of Georgia’s most interesting cities. This can include personal views of the Savannah River, City Hall, and Hutchinson Island. You may also want to view Cockspur Lighthouse and Tybee Lighthouse on Tybee Island. From the helicopter’s view, you will be able to enjoy the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Forsyth Park.
Fort Pulaski National Monument is a Civil War Beauty
The main event, Fort Pulaski National Monument, is full of wonderful Civil War treasures. This war fort was the home of some of the first rifled cannons used in war. In fact, some reports say this is where this type of cannon was first tested. The war fort was also home to a massive prisoner war camp during the American Civil War. Near the end of the Civil War, Fort Pulaski was taken under state and then Union Control. Around the time that President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Fort Pulaski was the last destination on the Underground Railroad before it’s efforts were ended shortly after. After the war, Fort Pulaski was used as a military prison for a short time. The war fort was opened to the public a few years after the Civil War had ended, but only briefly. It was closed again during World War II when it was used as a secondary base location for the United States Navy. Fort Pulaski National Monument has since been opened to the public again, and now holds an educational, exciting war museum full of unique, authentic war memorabilia.
Price and Procedure
The helicopter rides allowing you to enjoy the sites of Fort Pulaski National Monument and all of Downtown Savannah start at around $200 per person. This is generally an all inclusive package. Most companies require a minimum booking of at least two people. You can check online booking sites to find great deals that will save you money on this wonderful experience. Before beginning your flight, you will undergo a quick explanation of safety procedures. However, this is the only technicality between you and your great air tour of Fort Pulaski and Downtown Savannah Georgia.