Fort Pulaski Celebrates 100 Years of the National Park Service

Poster showing park raanger, cannon firing, and Cockspur Island Lighthouse. All part of Fort Pulaski's Centennial Celebration Poster


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News Release Date: August 8, 2016

Contact: Joel Cadoff, 912-786-8182 X1103

YOU'RE INVITED! Fort Pulaski National Monument invites you to join us on Thursday, August 25, 2016 as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. This celebration is free of charge and will feature special programs highlighting the 100 years of the NPS and Fort Pulaski, Savannah's National Park.

Throughout the day, visitors can experience artillery demonstrations, fort tours, children's activities including 1860s dress up, special musical performances by the Savannah Arts Academy, the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters, and more!

The celebration concludes in the evening with a special cannon firing and cake cutting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. and a performance by the Third Infantry Division Band from Fort Stewart at 6:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics (Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited) and celebrate the National Park Service as the sun sets and the music reverberates around the walls of the nineteenth century fort.

Thursday, August 25, 2016
10:00 a.m. –Lighthouse Trail Walk
11:00 a.m. –Guided Fort Tour
12:00 p.m. –Ranger Talk: The National Park Service at 100
12:30 p.m. –Artillery Demonstration
1:00 p.m. –Performance: Savannah Arts Academy
1:30 p.m. –Ranger Program: Signal Flags
2:30 p.m. –Artillery Demonstration
3:00 p.m. –Guided Fort Tour
4:00 p.m. –Ranger Talk: The National Park Service at 100
4:30 p.m. –Artillery Demonstration
5:00 p.m. –Performance: Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters
6:00 p.m. –Cake Cutting &Artillery Firing
6:30 p.m. –Concert Featuring the Third Infantry Division Band from Fort Stewart

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. –Children's Activities in the Fort
5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. –Children's Activities in the Fort

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. For more information, please visit the park website at call (912) 786-5787. You can also follow the park on Instagram at, on Twitter at, or like the official Fort Pulaski National Monument Facebook page at

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Last updated: August 24, 2016

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