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Fort Tyler

1111 6th Avenue, West Point, GA 31833, USA

This earthen fort was built to defend the strategic Chattahoochee River bridges and military depot in West Point. It was the site of one of the last engagements of the Civil War, fought on April 16, 1865, between Union cavalry under command of Col. Oscar LaGrange and Confederates under Gen. Robert Tyler. The Confederates, numbering fewer than 300 men, managed to withstand advances by 3,500 Union soldiers for eight hours before the fort was finally captured.

 

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Directions

From 1-85 South take exit 2 (Highway 18) West on Hwy 18 three miles into downtown West Point. Once in West Point, follow the historical markers to Fort Tyler. The main Fort Entrance is located on 6th Avenue, 1/2 block north of 10th Street

Visitor Services

Handicapped access, trails, site markers

Regular Events

Annual commemoration of the Battle of West Point

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free

Hours

Daily: Sunrise to sunset.

Phone

706-773-8378

Website

http://www.forttyler.com/about.htm »

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