Celebrate America with Fort Pulaski
Contact: Gloria Lee, (912) 786-5787 ext. 104
The National Park Service and Fort Pulaski National Monument will celebrate the Nation’s 237th Birthday with family-friendly programs from Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7, 2013.
Friday, July 5 will feature hands-on activities for the public. Each of the musket firing demonstrations, scheduled at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM, will be followed by a muster or Civil War inspection. At 1:00 PM, children of all ages will be able to make their own “Flat Civil War Soldier”. A special program will be offered at 2:00 PM – a discussion of the role of the US Army Signal Corps during the Civil War.
There will be cannon firing demonstrations on Saturday, July 6 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. Musket firing demonstrations will be available every day. These historic weapons demonstrations will be performed by park staff and volunteers dressed as Civil War soldiers.
The Independence Weekend schedules are as follows:
Thursday, July 4: Independence Day
Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6
Sunday, July 7
Fort Pulaski National Monument is currently offering extended summer hours.
Visitor Center & Fort 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $5 per person is charged; ages 15 and under are free. For more information, please visit the website of Fort Pulaski National Monument at www.nps.gov/fopu or call (912) 786-5787. You can also follow the park on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS or like the official Fort Pulaski National Monument Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS.
Did You Know?
Hundreds of bottles were recovered from Fort Pulaski's moat during CCC excavations in the 1930s. Many of these well-preserved bottles date to the construction of the fort and later Civil War. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia