• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

Celebrate National Park Week and Junior Ranger Day 2013

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Date: April 8, 2013
Contact: Gloria Lee, (912) 786-5787 Extension 104

National parks offer free entrance April 22-26
 
Savannah, GA - The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, invite everyone to get to know their national parks during National Park Week. This year's dates are April 20-28, with free admission to all national parks from April 22-26. The annual celebration includes National Junior Ranger Day on April 20.
 
"This year's theme, 'Did you know…' provides a fun way to discover the wonders of America's national parks," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. "For example, did you know that there is at least one national park in every state? Did you know that national parks include seashores, battlefields, and historic homes? Did you know that you probably live within an hour or two of a national park? National Park Week is a great time for all Americans to visit a nearby national park to camp and hike, watch wildlife, stroll a Civil War battlefield, and connect with our heritage and each other."
 
"National Park Week is a perfect time to celebrate America's best idea - our national parks," said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation. "We are proud to stand with our partners at the National Park Service in presenting this annual event and hope everyone takes advantage of this opportunity to enjoy and support these outstanding places."
 
Fort Pulaski National Monument - Savannah's National Park - will mark the annual celebration with special programs throughout the week. The week's schedule is as follows:
 
National Park Week 2013
 
Saturday, April 20: National Junior Ranger Day
10:00 AM      Guided Fort Tour
11:00            Cannon Firing Demonstration
11:30            Junior Ranger Cannon Drill
12:30 PM      Musket Firing Demonstration
1:00              Junior Ranger Muster
1:30              Junior Ranger Tour
2:00              Guided Fort Tour
3:00              Cannon Firing Demonstration
3:30              Junior Ranger Cannon Drill 

Sunday, April 21
10:30 AM      Guided Fort Tour
12:00 PM      Musket Firing Demonstration
1:00              Ranger's Choice (Subject of tour varies)
2:00              Musket Firing Demonstration
3:00              Guided Fort Tour

Monday, April 22 - Friday, April 26: Fee-Free Days
10:30 AM      Guided Fort Tour
12:00 PM      Musket Firing Demonstration
1:00              Ranger's Choice (Subject of tour varies)
2:00              Musket Firing Demonstration
3:00              Guided Fort Tour
 
Saturday, April 27
10:00 AM      Guided Fort Tour
11:00            Cannon Firing Demonstration
12:00 PM      Musket Firing Demonstration
1:00              Cannon Firing Demonstration
1:30              Ranger's Choice (Subject of tour varies)
2:00              Musket Firing Demonstration
3:00              Cannon Firing Demonstration
3:30              Guided Fort Tour

Sunday, April 28
10:30 AM      Guided Fort Tour
12:00 PM      Musket Firing Demonstration
1:00              Ranger's Choice
2:00              Musket Firing Demonstration
3:00              Guided Fort Tour


Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. 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.

 
- NPS -

Did You Know?

Fig tree inside Fort Pulaski

The large fig tree inside Fort Pulaski was planted by caretakers of the fort in the early 1900s. The tree continues to produce fruit each summer. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia