Fort Pulaski National Monument is celebrating its 87th birthday as a member of the National Park Service.
On Saturday, Oct. 15 the park will provide complimentary cake to visitors at the park's Visitor Center between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Other birthday activities are set to take place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. including fort tours, musket demonstrations and cannon firings.
The fort will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Park gates close at 5:15 p.m.
President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fort Pulaski a National Monument by executive order on Oct. 15, 1924. More than 40 years later, the monument was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Fort Pulaski National Monument's birthday schedule is as follows:
10:00 a.m. Guided Fort Tour
11:00 a.m. Cannon Firing
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fort Pulaski Birthday Cake
12:00 noon Musket Firing
1:00 p.m. Cannon Firing
1:30 p.m. Guided Fort Tour
2:30 p.m. Fort Pulaski Revealed
3:00 p.m. Cannon Firing
Fort Pulaski National Monument is on U.S. Hwy 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $5 per person is charged; ages 15 and under are free. Call the park at 912.786.5787 for details, or visit the park's official website at www.nps.gov/fopu