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Fort Pulaski National Monument

Pet-friendly Fort Pulaski National Monument in Tybee Island, GA, offers dog owners the chance to experience many interesting and exciting activities year-round. Fort Pulaski itself is a large-scale outdoor exhibit. The main structure, together with outlying works including demilune, drawbridges, ditches, and dikes, is a fine example of historic military architecture. Leashed dogs are welcome to enter the fort and explore the hiking trails within the monument. Fido is also allowed to walk along the shoreline; however, they should not enter the water due to the very strong current. While visiting, they offer Fido the chance to join the Bark Ranger program and receive a free tag for his collar. This program consists of learning what each letter in B.A.R.K. stands for and practicing these lessons during your visit. Visit Website

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Fort Pulaski National Monument has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 20 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 2,670 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Linda
    Mar 18, 2023
    Wonderful Fort

    we had a great time visiting to fort. Our pup had full run of the fort and we really enjoyed the history. It is super well maintained and has amazing views. The movie inside the visitor center was very educational.

  • Shelby
    Aug 31, 2022
    Great place for Fido

    Excellent space to wonder around and experience some history. Definitely dog friendly, only place they arent allowed is visitor center and gift shop, trails and amazing view from top of the fort

  • Robert
    Dec 22, 2021
    Great Space to Roam

    Friendly staff inside the fort, with dogs allowed on lower and upper levels. Even more trails outside the fort. Not too hilly.

    My only gripe is the 2 outdoor trash cans were both locked. This made waste disposal more difficult.

  • Michael
    Sep 14, 2021
    Definitely dog friendly

    Great place for dogs. Took our boxer and the park rangers and other visitors were very friendly. There is much more to do that just the Fort. The park is huge and has a lot of trails. Make sure you bring water and take some water breaks for yourself and your pet because it gets hot!

  • Nicholas
    May 7, 2021
    Very dog friendly NM

    They are very dog friendly especially for being a national monument. Dogs allowed everywhere except visitors center and gift shop. Shoreline and trail to lighthouse was closed.

  • Monica
    Mar 30, 2021
    Fun at Fort Pulaski

    Had a great walk on the trails and exploring the fort. Dog friendly and our dog Layla dad a blast.

  • Josh
    Feb 8, 2020
    Pitbull Friendly

    The man at the gate gave our pitbull a milk bone and said they love having dogs there! Lots to see and explore. Highly recommend. They do fire canons (on a schedule) which could scare some dogs.

  • John
    Dec 10, 2019
    Very Dog Friendly

    Staff was great at the fort, everyone wanted to pet Nikita. Have enjoyed every visit to this park. From the ticket booth to the fort everyone loves dogs. Nikita got a treat at the entry gate and enjoyed lots of attention around the fort. Also always visit the beach.

  • Valerie
    Mar 31, 2019

    We spent the day here with our dog for his birthday. Even took him to the beach area. Had a great time.

  • Mandy
    Jun 6, 2018
    So much fun

    This place was awesome and so dog friendly. EVERYWHERE. Bring bug spray!!! They do have cannon shootings a few times a day but they are give you ample notice in case your pup isn't a fan of big booms. Very nice and educational tour!

  • Sandra
    Apr 19, 2018
    Great dog beach option near tybee Island

    We were vacationing in tybee Island with our 2 dogs. None of the island beaches allow dogs but a local resident suggested Fort Pulaski. Beach is along the Savannah River. There were only a few other people there the day we were there. The area is posted warning of large currents and there is some shipping traffic so we just let our dogs wade in to cool off but it is great option for the area.

  • Brittani
    More than a year ago
    Addies Big Adventure

    Great place for pups to walk and get some shade. Very dog friendly!

  • Christine & Jax
    More than a year ago
    Great option for pups and pet parents

    So pet friendly. There are a variety of trails, also has plenty of shaded areas with benches to take walk/water breaks--an important amenity for my small Havanese pup in the Savannah heat!

  • Dawn
    More than a year ago
    Very dog friendly

    We brought both our large dogs and they had a great time walking around the fort with us.

  • Laura
    More than a year ago
    Kids & furkids loved it!

    In addition to welcoming our pup, the restrooms in the fort walls had doggy dishes by the water fountains. Glad we found it on Bring Fido. ????

  • Alison
    More than a year ago

    This was the highlight of our Savannah trip! My husband, german shepherd, and I loved it! There are hiking trails, fort grounds to walk, the fort itself with all the recreated rooms/exhibits, a gift shop, a cemetery, and more trails! Everything except the visitor center is dog friendly. Your pass is valid for a week. Well worth the $5 fee. It is a great historical sight. Must see the cannon damage on the outside walls.

  • Jennifer
    More than a year ago
    Very friendly

    We came with our wonder mutt and were very welcomed! Wonderful historical site!

  • Amy
    More than a year ago
    Beautiful and historical!

    We took our dog here and walked around the fort. He loved exploring the fort and sniffing the old cannons. Well worth the entrance fee. We were going to hike the trails, but George got too hot. The nice thing is - the entrance fee is good for an entire week (save your receipt!) so we may go back and try the trails, which looked fun.

  • Karoline
    More than a year ago
    Great exercise for everyone

    We went for a walk around the fort and surrounding grounds. It was a perfect opportunity for our Scooter to get exercise and explore the fort. It's an amazing place and well worth the $5 person entrance fee.

  • Liz
    More than a year ago
    Lighthouse Trail

    Love it!! Shaded, flat, well maintained. One of the best trails I have been on.

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