Cannon firings at Fort Pulaski set for Saturdays, Sundays

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - Starting June 12, Fort Pulaski National Monument will offer cannon firings on both Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.

Cannon firings will be offered three times daily on the weekends, staff permitting.

Fort Pulaski National Monument has one of the most active historic weapons programs in the U.S., according to the park. It has the nation's largest fully functional reproduction cannon.

Historic weapon demonstrations follow historic guidelines and portray uniforms and equipment of the Civil War.

Fort Pulaski has been offering extended summer hours since Memorial Day weekend.

Summer hours are as follows:
Visitor Center 8:45 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
Fort 9 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.
The park grounds close at 7 p.m.

An entrance fee of $5 per person is charged; ages 15 and younger are free. Call the park at 912.786.5787 for details, or visit the park's website at

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