June 14, 2011
Contact: Gloria Lee
, (912) 786-5787
Celebrate Summer at Fort Pulaski National Monument
The first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere is marked by the June solstice. This year, the official start of summer is June 21. National parks across the country are celebrating the beginning of summer by waiving entrance fees. Start your summer in your national park!
Not only is Fort Pulaski one of the most well-preserved fortifications in the Southeast, but it is also surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, looking out over the Savannah River, marshes and
woodlands. “Fort Pulaski National Monument has more than 5,000 acres of beautiful natural resources and wilderness,” said Superintendent Randy Wester.
Fort Pulaski National Monument will waive entrance fees on the first day of summer 2011 – June 21st.
The park will also offer fee free days on National Public Lands Day (September 24) and the weekend of
Veterans Day (November 11-13).
On Tuesday, June 21, Fort Pulaski National Monument will offer guided tours of the fort and musket demonstrations.
Information on special offerings at parks nationwide is available at www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm. “National park vacations are always memorable and affordable,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis. “However, in these tough economic times, we added fee free days as a way to ensure everyone has the opportunity to visit a park. I encourage everyone to sample a new park or revisit an old favorite.”