October 8, 2011
Contact: Gloria Lee
, (912) 786-5787
Happy Birthday, Fort Pulaski National Monument!
On Saturday, October 15, 2011, Fort Pulaski National Monument will celebrate its establishment as a unit of the National Park Service 87 years ago. President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fort Pulaski a National Monument by executive order on October 15, 1924. The monument was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.
To celebrate the 87th birthday of Fort Pulaski National Monument, the park will provide complimentary cake to visitors at the park's Visitor Center between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM. The Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Additional birthday activities will include fort tours, musket demonstrations, and cannon firings. Activities are scheduled from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The fort will be open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The park gates close at 5:15 PM.
Fort Pulaski National Monument's birthday schedule follows:
Saturday, October 15
10:00 AM Guided Fort Tour
11:00 Cannon Firing
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Fort Pulaski Birthday Cake
12:00 noon Musket Firing
1:00 PM Cannon Firing
1:30 Guided Fort Tour
2:30 Fort Pulaski Revealed
3:00 Cannon Firing
Fort Pulaski National Monument is on U.S. Hwy 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $5 per person is charged; ages 15 and under are free. Call the park at (912) 786-5787 for details.