Fort Pulaski National Monument has an active historic weapons programs and presents rifle-musket and cannon demonstrations throughout the year. The park features one of the largest firing reproduction cannon in the National Park Service: A 30-pounder Parrott Rifle.
Members of the park staff receive regular training and certification on the safe and proper ways to load, clean, and fire the muskets, rifles, and cannon which would have been common here. In turn, they train a group of volunteers to serve as demonstrators for the Historic Weapons programs.
At Fort Pulaski National Monument, the National Park Service conducts regular demonstrations of cannon and musket firing blank cartridges throughout the year. Each demonstration includes detailed information on the type of equipment used and how it fit into the larger story of the park.
For more information on Fort Pulaski's Historic Weapons Programs, contact the park directly at (912) 786-5787. The park's certified Historic Weapons Program Coordinator is Joel Cadoff and he can be reached at 912-786-8182 ext. 1103 or by e-mail.