• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

Weekend Cannon Firings for Summer 2012

Cannon Firing at Fort Pulaski
Cannon Demonstration at Fort Pulaski
Brent Everitt/NPS

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News Release Date: May 18, 2012
Contact: Gloria Lee, (912) 786-5787

Weekend Cannon Firings at Fort Pulaski National Monument

Starting Sunday, June 10, Fort Pulaski National Monument will offer cannon firings on both Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. Cannon firings will be offered three times daily on the weekends (staff permitting).

Weekend Program Schedule
10:00  Guided Fort Tour
11:00  Cannon Firing
12:00  Musket Firing
1:00   Cannon Firing
1:30  Guided Fort Tour
2:30  Musket Firing
3:00  Cannon Firing
4:00  Guided Fort Tour
5:00  Musket Firing

Fort Pulaski National Monument has one of the most active historic weapons programs in the United States. The park also features the nation's largest fully functional reproduction cannon. Historic weapons demonstrations follow historic guidelines and portray uniforms and equipment of the Civil War.

Fort Pulaski National Monument has been offering extended summer hours since Memorial Day weekend.

Summer hours are as follows:
Visitor Center 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Fort 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
The park grounds close at 6:45 PM.

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

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Did You Know?

Caretaker's house atop Fort Pulaski

In the late 19th century caretakers of the fort lived in a two-story wooden frame house atop Fort Pulaski's massive walls. Caretakers later planted the two large pecan trees and fig tree seen inside the fort. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia