Special Event

Event

Cockspur Island Community Day

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Fee:

Free. Entrance fee applies, no charge for event. National Park Passes accepted. Active duty military, dependents, and veterans are eligible for a free pass to National Parks.

Location: LAT/LONG: 32.028017, -80.891973


Static displays and tables will be set up in the Fort Pulaski National Monument Visitor Center parking lot.

Dates & Times

Date:

Monday, April 18, 2022

Time:

10:00 AM

Duration:

4 hours

Type of Event

Exhibition/Show
Festival
Partner Program

Partner static displays and tables will be available for viewing from 10:00-2:00.


Description

Fort Pulaski National Monument celebrates sPark Collaboration Day on Monday, April 18. This event will be part of a series to celebrate National Park Week.

National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places and to discover stories of history and culture. Fort Pulaski National Monument greatly benefits from our many partners that help to expand our reach and offerings. This is a family-friendly event with activities for visitors of all ages. 

Highlights include:

Meet and Greet: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the park will host displays and tables for its partners. Visitors can explore the wide range of organizations which assist and work with Fort Pulaski National Monument.

Participating organizations include:  Friends of Cockspur Island Lighthouse, Chatham County Police Department, Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, Chatham County Parks and Recreation, Healthy Savannah, Savannah Bar Pilots, US Coast Guard Station Tybee, Tybee Fire Department, Tybee Police Department, Manomet - Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative, US Army Corps of Engineers, UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Fort Frederica National Monument, Old Fort Jackson, Savannah Technical College, Bark Ranger Program, Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Park Volunteer Recruitment Table, Old Fort Jackson, and TybeeMLK Human Rights Organization.

Static Displays: A set of static displays will be located at the Fort Pulaski Visitor Center Parking lot. These displays include:

  • A tractor used by Fort Pulaski National Monument for park maintenance.
  • A police vehicle from the Chatham Police Department.
  • A police vehicle and K-9 unit from the Tybee Police Department.
  • A fire truck from the Tybee Fire Department.
  • A 29-foot small response boat from United States Coast Guard Station Tybee.

Activities: Visitors can explore the historic 19th century masonry fort. For much of the 19th century, masonry fortifications such as Fort Pulaski were the United States’ main defense against overseas enemies. However, this changed when the Union army used rifled cannon compel the Confederate garrison to surrender which marked a landmark shift in military engineering and design. In addition to the fort, visitors can spend time hiking on Cockspur Island’s trail system to observe our diverse wildlife and views of the Savannah River and Atlantic Ocean.

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah at 101 Fort Pulaski Road, Savannah GA 31410. For more information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/FOPU or call (912) 786-5787. Follow the park on Instagram at www.instagram.com/FortPulaskiNPS, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS, or like the official Fort Pulaski National Monument Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS.

Reservation or Registration: No


Contact Information

Michael Donato
912-346-3140
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