• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

Celebrate National Park Week at Fort Pulaski National Monument

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Date: April 6, 2014
Contact: Gloria Lee, (912) 786-5787 X104

National parks offer free entrance during National Park Week’s opening weekend April 19-20

Savannah, GA – Looking for something fun and fantastic to do with family and friends? Head out to America's national parks where millions of stars light up the dark night sky, deer and antelope (and a few other critters!) play on the wide open range, and history is an unbelievable experience, not a boring class lecture. The National Park Service is proud to once again join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage.

This year, from April 19-27, YOU are invited to celebrate all that America’s more than 400 national parks have to offer with the theme “National Park Week: Go Wild!” From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes to vibrant culture and rich history, our National Park System has something for everyone. On opening weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, every national park will give you free admission!

Fort Pulaski National Monument – Savannah’s National Park – will mark the annual celebration with the opening of a special exhibit by local photographer, Shannon Christopher. Entitled “The Muse”, Christopher’s show presents 15 mounted and framed pieces and a 3’ x 5’ composite of 32 images, all taken with an iPhone. All of the photographs were taken at Fort Pulaski and on Cockspur Island and feature flora and fauna found throughout the park. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Friday, April 18 at 6 PM in the park Visitor Center. The reception is free and open to the public.

Public park programs throughout National Park Week are as follows:

National Park Week 2014

Saturday, April 19

10:30 AM Guided Fort Tour
12:00 PM Historic Weapon Demonstration
1:30 PM Guided Fort Tour
3:00 PM Historic Weapon Demonstration

Sunday, April 20 – Friday, April 25

10:30 AM Guided Fort Tour
2:30 PM Guided Fort Tour

Saturday, April 26 – National Junior Ranger Day

10:00 AM Guided Fort Tour
11:30 AM Historic Weapon Demonstration
11:45 AM Junior Ranger Drill
1:00 PM Guided Fort Tour
1:30 PM Junior Ranger Coloring Activity
2:30 PM Historic Weapon Demonstration
2:45 PM Junior Ranger Drill

Sunday, April 27

10:30 AM Guided Fort Tour
2:30 PM Guided Fort Tour

Don't forget to check out www.nationalparkweek.org. There you can share your national park photos, videos, and tips. While you're there, learn all about the ways you can help support your national parks all year round. Get to know one of your national parks during National Park Week, and go wild... for history... for nature... for wildlife... for fun!

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.

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