Date: August 25, 2006
Location: Fort Pulaski NM
To help celebrate the 90th anniversary of the National Park Service, the staff at Fort Pulaski National Monument invite you to attend a special one-day Founder’s Day Celebration on Friday, August 25, 2006. Activities at Fort Pulaski include musket drills, Civil War soldier talks, guided fort tours, and special presentations on other units of the National Park Service. Activities are scheduled from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The National Park Service was established on August 25, 1916, to manage the nation’s unique natural and cultural treasures. The 390 units of the National Park System include a variety of areas such as parks, preserves, historic sites, monuments, seashores, long distance trails, battlefields, and recreational areas.
An important goal of the National Park System is to preserve and protect these sites, and to “leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”
Fort Pulaski National Monument was established October 15, 1924, by proclamation of President Calvin Coolidge. The area was turned over to the National Park Service on July 28, 1933, by order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fort Pulaski National Monument is on U.S. Hwy 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $3 per person is charged; ages 15 and under are free.