Fort Pulaski is Fee Free during Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend
Contact: Gloria Lee, (912) 786-5787
Make a Resolution to Visit Fort Pulaski National Monument
Savannah, GA - Seeking fun and adventure in 2012? Then make a New Year's resolution to visit Fort Pulaski National Monument!
Not only is Fort Pulaski one of the most well-preserved fortifications in the Southeast, it is also surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, looking out over the Savannah River, marshes, and woodland. "Fort Pulaski National Monument has more than 5,600 acres of beautiful natural resources and wilderness," said Superintendent Randy Wester.
Fort Pulaski National Monument is one of nearly 400 national parks across the country. All park entrance fees will be waived for 17 days in 2012. National Park Service fee-free dates in 2012 are the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 14-16), National Park Week (April 21-29), Get Outdoors Day (June 9), National Public Lands Day (September 29), and the weekend of Veterans Day (November 10-12). More information on free entrance days in the National Parks can be found at www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Throughout Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, Fort Pulaski will provide guided tours of the fort and musket demonstrations. Cannon firings will also be offered on Saturday, January 14.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
"There is something for everyone at each of the country's 397 national parks. So mark the dates, grab a friend or family member - especially one that has never been to a park before - and come visit one of your national parks," said National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis.
Did You Know?
Hundreds of bottles were recovered from Fort Pulaski's moat during CCC excavations in the 1930s. Many of these well-preserved bottles date to the construction of the fort and later Civil War. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia