Fort Pulaski Founders Day

Posted on August 15, 2016 by


Event Details


You’re invited to join Fort Pulaski on Thursday, August 25, 2016 as they 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, children’s activities (such as coloring, Junior Ranger, even 1860s dress up) and special musical performances by Three Fold Chord, the Savannah Arts Academy, the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters and more!

The celebration concludes in the evening with a cannon firing and cake cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. and a performance by the Third Infantry Division Band 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.

Schedule

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

1-3 p.m. – Children’s Activities in the Fort
5-7 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 nps.gov/fopu or call (912) 786-5787.