• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

148th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Pulaski

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News Release Date: March 20, 2010

148th Commemoration Weeked, April 10-11, 2010

Superintendent Randy Wester announces that Fort Pulaski National Monument will host a special two-day event to commemorate the 148th Anniversary of the Siege & Reduction of Fort Pulaski. The April 10-11 event will be park’s largest of the year. A full schedule of activities will be offered at Fort Pulaski and at Battery Park on Tybee Island.

Several living history groups will be on hand throughout the weekend, including the 8th Georgia Infantry, 22th Georgia Heavy Artillery, 48th New York Infantry. For additional information, call the park at 912-786-5787

Fort Pulaski Activities:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

10:30 Guided Fort Tour
11:15 Canon Firing
12:00 Musket Firing
1:00 Canon Firing
1:45 "You Might as well bombard the Rocky Mountains" -
The Siege & Reduction of Fort Pulaski
2:15 Musket Firing
3:00 Guided Fort Tour
3:45 Cannon Firing
4:15 Flag-lowering ceremony

Sunday, April 11, 2010:

11:30 Guided Fort Tour
12:15 Cannon Firing
1:00 Musket Firing
1:45 "You might as well bombard the Rocky Mountains" -
The Siege & Reduction of Fort Pulaski
2:15 Cannon Firing

Battery Park (Tybee Island) Activities:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

11:00 Siege Talk & Cannon Firing
12:00 Siege Talk & Cannon Firing
1:00 Siege Talk & Cannon Firing
2:00 Siege Talk & Cannon Firing
3:00 Siege Talk & Cannon Firing

Sunday, April 11, 2010:

11:00 Siege Talk & Cannon Firing
12:00 Siege Talk & Cannon Firing
1:00 Siege Talk & Cannon Firing
2:00 Siege Talk & Cannon Firing

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Hwy 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. The park is open 9-5 daily; park gates close at 5:15 PM. An entrance fee of $3 per person is charged; ages 15 and under are free. Battery Park is located on Tybee Island on U.S. Hwy 80, approximately 0.6 miles east of the Tybee Island Bridge.

Did You Know?

Active black powder program at Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski National Monument has one of the National Park Service's most active black powder programs. Park rangers and volunteers present three daily musket firing programs. Cannon firings are presented every Saturday. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia