TYBEE ISLAND, Georgia — USA military veterans, slip away for a Tybee Island beach vacation in our Fort Screven Historic District. Here a young Lt. Col. George Marshall once commanded and set in place a spirit of commaradier with the locals on Tybee Island and nearby Savannah, Georgia.
Stay with us in our restored Army Band Leader’s cottage, now Lighthouse Inn, a 4-bedroom bed and breakfast inn, a 3-minute stroll to the Atlantic Ocean shore. Free parking is on-sight.
On Veterans Day — November 11, 2014 — Fort Pulaski National Park Service on nearby Cockspur Island offers FREE admission to everyone!
Notably a pivotal fort held by Yankee and Confederate armies during the American Civil War (1861-1865), Fort Pulaski’s bold brick presence and Cockspur Island’s serene coastal setting make the 19th Century military fort a popular movie location spot. Movies filmed at Fort Pulaski include Glory, The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd, The General’s Daughter, The Conspirators, and Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies.
“Today, Fort Pulaski is a sacred National Monument. The park is made up of over 5,623 acres of scenic Spanish moss draped marshes, yaupon holly bushes and a vast array of wild life that help create the memorable charm of the southern barrier islands.” — David Goodwin, The Commander’s Spirit