Partial Closure on Horn Island
Small portion of Horn Island, Mississippi, closed to entry due to discovery of asbestos and possible other bio hazards. Click on more for map and press release. More »
Shorebirds Nesting Near Roads - 20 mph
Shorebirds are nesting near roads and cross the road regularly. Observe posted speed limits and be alert for tiny birds on the roads. Last year 155 birds were killed on park roads, help us reduce the mortality rate of these beautiful birds and go slow.
Candlelight Tour of Fort Pickens January 2013
Contact: Steamer Lawhead, 850-934-2629
Gulf Islands National Seashore Announces Candlelight Tours of Fort Pickens
Gulf Breeze, Fla.Gulf Islands National Seashore will present "A Candlelight Tour of Fort Pickens" on Saturdays, January 12 and February 9, 5:00 - 7:15 p.m.The free tour highlights Pensacola during the Civil War.Visitors must call (850) 934-2635 for tour reservations and arrive 20 minutes before their assigned tour time.
Costumed interpreters will present the history of Pensacola during the Civil War at different stations inside Fort Pickens.Groups of 30 visitors will depart the Fort Pickens Visitor Center every 15 minutes for the hour-long tour.Although the fort will be lighted with candles, flashlights are allowed.Dress appropriately for the evening weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Parking is limited so car-pooling is recommended.Superintendent Brown encourages everyone to enjoy the national seashore and join us for our ranger-led programs.For a complete program schedule and more information, call 934-2600, visit our website at www.nps.gov/guis, or follow us on Twitter@gulfislandsnps.
Did You Know?
In the 1880s, Geronimo and other members of the Chiricahua-Apache tribe were prisoners at Fort Pickens located at Gulf Islands National Seashore.