Summer Kick-Off 2011

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Rebecca Cadoff

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News Release Date: May 18, 2011

Contact: Gloria Lee, (912) 786-5787

Fort Pulaski Kicks Off Summer Season

The Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of Fort Pulaski’s annual extension of hours for the summer season. “This is a great time for the public to come out to Fort Pulaski to appreciate one of Savannah’s great treasures and soak up the history,” said Randy Wester, Fort Pulaski’s Superintendent.

The fort’s cannon crew will perform cannon firings on Saturday, while dressed as Civil War soldiers. These demonstrations feature a historically correct firing drill that is virtually copied from the Civil War artillery manuals.

Extended hours for Fort Pulaski will begin on Saturday, May 28th. Summer hours are as follows:
Visitor Center 8:45 AM – 6:45 PM
Fort 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
The park gates will close at 7:00 PM.

The Memorial Day weekend schedule will be:

Saturday, May 28, 2011
10:00 am   Guided Fort Tour
11:00 Cannon firing demonstration
12:00 pm   Musket firing demonstration
1:00 Cannon firing demonstration
1:30 Guided Fort Tour
2:30 Musket firing demonstration
3:00 Cannon firing demonstration
4:00 Guided Fort Tour
5:00  Musket firing demonstration

Sunday, May 29, 2011
10:00 am Guided Fort Tour
11:30 Musket firing demonstration
12:00 pm Guided Fort Tour
1:30   Musket firing demonstration
2:00 Guided Fort Tour
3:30 Musket firing demonstration
4:00 Guided Fort Tour
5:00 Musket firing demonstration

Memorial Day – Monday, May 30, 2011
10:00 am Guided Fort Tour  
11:30 Musket firing demonstration  
12:00  pm Guided Fort Tour  
1:30 Musket firing demonstration  
2:00 Guided Fort Tour
3:00  National Moment of Remembrance
3:15 Musket firing demonstration
4:00 Guided Fort Tour
5:00 Musket firing demonstration

News Release

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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