End of the 2011 Summer Season
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:
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.
Did You Know?
Rifled cannons reached Fort Pulaski from over a mile away, tearing through the fort's 8-foot thick solid brick walls. Within thirty-hours the once invincible fort had surrendered. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia