• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

End of the 2011 Summer Season

Filling Cartridges at the United States Arsenal at Watertown, Massachusetts
"Filling Cartridges at the United States Arsenal at Watertown, Massachusetts," July 20, 1861, Harper’s Weekly
Harpers Weekly

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News Release Date: August 24, 2011
Contact: Gloria Lee, (912) 786-5787

End of Summer Season at Fort Pulaski

Fort Pulaski National Monument will end the summer season with a series of special activities and programs related to daily tasks in a Civil War era fort.

The Labor Day weekend schedule will be:

Saturday, September 3 & Sunday, September 4

10:00 AM Guided Fort Tour
11:00 Cannon Firing
12:00 PM 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

Labor Day - Monday, September 5

10:00 AM Guided Fort Tour
11:00 The Mason: A demonstration of mixing lime mortar and brick repointing.
12:00 PM Musket Firing
1:00 - 3:00 PM The Cartridge Factory: Learn how to make your own musket cartridges.
1:00 - 3:00 PM The Armorer: A Civil War soldier repairs and cleans muskets.
2:00 Musket Firing
3:30 Guided Fort Tour
5:00 Musket Firing

Throughout the summer, Fort Pulaski National Monument has offered cannon firings on both Saturdays and Sundays. For Labor Day weekend, the fort's cannon crew will perform cannon firings, while dressed as Civil War soldiers. These demonstrations include a historically correct firing drill that is virtually copied from the Civil War artillery manuals. Sunday, September 4 will be the last Sunday featuring cannon firing.

Labor Day weekend marks the end of Fort Pulaski's extension of hours for the summer season. Monday, September 5 will be the last day of extended hours. Starting, Tuesday, September 6, park hours will be 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. The park gates will close at 5:15 PM.

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