Friday, August 16, 2013

Free admission at Pulaski for anniversary

Posted on Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 1:41 PM

On Sunday, August 25, the National Park Service turns 97 years old. In celebration, all national parks, including Fort Pulaski National Monument, will offer free admission.

“Birthdays are a time to celebrate and we want everyone, especially the children of America, to join the party,” said Fort Pulaski National Monument Superintendent Melissa Memory. “National parks belong to all Americans and offer something for everyone. So visit the park, wander a trail, take in the scenery, or watch a living history demonstration. Children especially enjoy the popular Junior Ranger program where they earn a badge by taking part in kid-friendly activities.”

Fort Pulaski National Monument will celebrate the 97th birthday of the National Park Service with complimentary cake in the park’s Visitor Center, starting at 1:30 PM. The Visitor Center will also be showing excerpts from Ken Burns’ documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” Visitor Center hours will be 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Additional Founders Day activities will include fort tours, historic weapons demonstrations, and showings of the park film. The fort and Visitor Center will be open to the public from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The park gates close at 6:15 PM.

The Founders Day schedule is:

Sunday, August 25

10:30 AM Guided Fort Tour

Noon Musket Firing Demonstration

1 PM Ranger’s Choice Program

1:30 PM National Park Service Birthday Cake

2 PM Musket Firing Demonstration

3 PM Guided Fort Tour

4:30 Musket Firing Demonstration

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