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    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

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News Release Date: June 24, 2013
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
10:30 AM                              Guided Fort Tour
12:00 PM                              Musket Firing Demonstration
1:00                                  Ranger’s Choice (Subject of tour varies)
2:00                                  Musket Firing Demonstration
3:00                                  Guided Fort Tour
4:30                                  Musket Firing Demonstration 

Friday, July 5
10:00 AM                           Guided Fort Tour
11:00                                 Musket Firing Demonstration
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM              Children’s Activity: Flat Civil War Soldier
11:30                                 Children’s Activity: Civil War Muster
12:00 PM                           Hands-On Activity: Casemate Gin Demonstration
1:00                                   Guided Fort Tour
2:00                                   Hands-On Activity: Signal Flag Drill”
3:00                                   Musket Firing Demonstration
3:30                                   Children’s Activity: Civil War Muster
4:30                                   Guided Fort Tour

Saturday, July 6
10:00 AM                           Guided Fort Tour
11:00                                 Cannon Firing Demonstration
11:30                                 Cannon Drill
12:00 PM                           Musket Firing Demonstration
1:00                                   Cannon Firing Demonstration
1:30                                   Cannon Drill
2:00                                   Musket Firing Demonstration
3:00                                   Cannon Firing Demonstration
4:00                                   Guided Fort Tour

Sunday, July 7
10:30 AM                           Guided Fort Tour
12:00 PM                               Musket Firing Demonstration
1:00                                   Ranger’s Choice (Subject of tour varies)
2:00                                   Musket Firing Demonstration
3:00                                   Guided Fort Tour
4:30                                   Musket Firing Demonstration

Fort Pulaski National Monument is currently offering extended summer hours.
Summer hours are:

Visitor Center & Fort        9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The park grounds will close at 6:15 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?

Sallyport of Fort Pulaski

The entrance to Fort Pulaski is known as the sallyport, a term dating back to when knights would sally or go forth from a castle. This area was heavily defended with iron gates and heavy doors.Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia