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    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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Fort Pulaski Summer Kickoff

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Date: May 26, 2011
Contact: Gloria Lee, (912) 786-5787

The Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of Fort Pulaski's annual extension of hours for the summer season. "This is a great time for the public to come out to Fort Pulaski to appreciate one of Savannah's great treasures and soak up the history," said Randy Wester, Fort Pulaski's Superintendent.

The fort's cannon crew will perform cannon firings on Saturday, while dressed as Civil War soldiers. These demonstrations feature a historically correct firing drill that is virtually copied from the Civil War artillery manuals.

Extended hours for Fort Pulaski will begin on Saturday, May 28th. Summer hours are as follows:

Visitor Center  8:45 AM – 6:45 PM
Fort                9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
The park gates will close at 7:00 PM.

The Memorial Day weekend schedule will be:

Saturday, May 28
10:00 Guided Fort Tour
11:00 Cannon Firing
12:00 Musket Firing
1:00 Cannon Firing
1:30 Guided Fort Tour
2:30 Musket Firing
3:00 Cannon Firing
4:00 Guided Fort Tour
5:00 Musket Firing

Sunday, May 29
10:00 Guided Fort Tour
11:30 Musket Firing
12:00 Guided Fort Tour
1:30 Musket Firing
2:00 Guided Fort Tour
3:30 Musket Firing
4:00 Guided Fort Tour
5:00 Musket Firing

Memorial Day – Monday, May 30
10:00 Guided Fort Tour
11:30 Musket Firing
12:00 Guided Fort Tour
1:30 Musket Firing
2:00 Guided Fort Tour
3:00 National Moment of Remembrance
3:15 Musket Firing
4:00 Guided Fort Tour
5:00 Musket Firing

Fort Pulaski National Monument is on U.S. Hwy 80, 15 miles east of Savannah, Georgia. An entrance fee of $5 per person is charged; ages 15 and under are free. Call the park at (912) 786-5787 for details, or visit the park's official website at www.nps.gov/fopu.

Did You Know?

A portion of the 33-star United States flag, also known as the Fort Sumter garrison flag

On April 14, 1865, Maj. Gen. Robert Anderson came out of retirement to re-raise the same U.S. flag over Fort Sumter that he had lowered in surrender four years earlier. This flag is now on exhibit at the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC