June 16, 2014
Contact: Mike Weinstein
, (912) 786-5787 X113
Celebrate America in Your National Parks
The National Park Service and Fort Pulaski National Monument will celebrate the Nation’s 238th Birthday with family-friendly programs on July 4, 2014.
A special program featuring the flags that flew over Fort Pulaski during the Civil War era will be offered at 11:00 AM and again at 2:00 PM. The fort, which changed hands twice during the Civil War era, saw four different flags flying from its flagstaff at one time or another. The flags of Fort Pulaski will be raised and lowered with a brief discussion of the historical events associated with each flag.
There will be cannon firing demonstrations at 12:00 noon and at 3:00 PM. These historic weapons demonstrations will be performed by park staff and volunteers dressed as Civil War soldiers.
Children will be able to play and interact with National Park Service employees and volunteers, as they participate in hands-on activities, to include arts and crafts and musket drills.
The Independence Day schedule is as follows:
Friday, July 4: Independence Day
10:00 AM Fort orientation
11:00 AM “Flags of Fort Pulaski”
12:00 PM Cannon Firing Demonstration
12:30 – 3:00 PM Children’s activities
1:00 Fort orientation
2:00 PM “Flags of Fort Pulaski”
3:00 PM Cannon Firing Demonstration
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.