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  • Multiple Days: 04/09/2011, 04/10/2011 Fort Pulaski National Monument

    2011 Fort Pulaski Siege Weekend

    Fort Pulaski National Monument will host a special two-day event to commemorate the 149th Anniversary of the Siege & Reduction of Fort Pulaski. The Battle will be commemorated on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10. A full schedule of activities will be offered at Fort Pulaski to include cannon firings, soldier demonstrations, and talks on different aspects of the battle. This year, Fort Pulaski National Monument will partner with Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, which will be "occupied" by Union soldiers preparing to "attack" Fort Pulaski.

    For nearly two months, Union troops erected 36 guns in 11 batteries on Tybee Island. The Union cannons on Tybee Island, over a mile away, converged on Fort Pulaski on April 10, 1862. After 30 hours, the walls were breached, and the Confederate fort surrendered. The historic battle featured the first significant use of rifled artillery in combat.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 9

    Fort Pulaski National Monument 
    10:00am Guided Fort tour
    11:00   Cannon firing demonstration
    12:00pm Musket firing demonstration
    1:00     Cannon firing demonstration
    1:30     "Siege of Fort Pulaski"
    2:30       Cannon firing demonstration
    3:00       Guided Fort tour

    Tybee Island Light Station
    11:30am "Preparing for the Battle"
    12:30pm Musket firing demonstration
    1:30       "Preparing for the Battle"
    2:30     Musket Firing demonstration

    SATURDAY, APRIL 10

    Fort Pulaski National Monument
    10:00am Guided Fort tour
    11:00   Cannon firing demonstration
    12:00pm Musket firing demonstration
    1:00     Cannon firing demonstration
    1:30     "Siege of Fort Pulaski"
    2:00       Surrender of Fort Pulaski
    3:00       Guided Fort tour

    Tybee Island Light Station  
    11:00am "Preparing for the Battle"
    12:00pm "Preparing for the Battle"

    Location: Fort Pulaski, Fort Pulaski National Monument | Map Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee Information: Park Entrance Fee Contact Name: Gloria Lee Contact Email: gloria_lee@nps.gov Contact Phone Number: (912)786-5787

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  • Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 01/24/2014 to 04/26/2014 Women's Rights National Historical Park

    Winter Film Festival

    Join us for our Winter Film Festival every Friday and Saturday from November 2013-April 2014
    To see the schedule of films click here.

    Admission to the films is free!
    Location: park visitor center, Women's Rights National Historical Park | Map Time: 12:00 PM Fee Information: no charge Contact Name: Park Ranger Contact Email: WORI_information_desk@nps.gov Contact Phone Number: 315.568.0024

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