Fort Pulaski National Monument will honor our nation’s veterans with a special living history weekend November 10th and 11th. Living historians from the 48th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment will recreate many aspects of daily life inside the Civil War-era post. A variety of programs will be offered giving visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the American Civil War.
The 48th New York Infantry was stationed at Fort Pulaski from June 1862 through June 1863. During their year-long stay, the unit remained vigilant, always prepared for a Confederate counterattack, an attack that never materialized. Their stay was documented in a series of early photographs that are displayed in exhibits throughout the park.
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9:30 Squad & Bayonet Drill
10:00 Guided Fort Tour
10:30 Music at Fort Pulaski – Fort Chapel
11:00 Civil War Soldier and Musket Demonstration
12:00 Cannon Demonstration
12:30 Guided Fort Tour
1:00 Squad & Bayonet Drill
1:30 Music at Fort Pulaski – Fort Chapel
2:00 Cannon Demonstration
2:30 Civil War Soldier and Musket Demonstration
3:15 A Garrison Funeral
4:15 Parade and Salute to Veterans Day with the 48th NY
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9:30 Music at Fort Pulaski – Fort Chapel
10:00 Church Call – Fort Chapel
11:00 Special Program: 11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour: Remembering the War to End All Wars
11:30 Baseball Game
1:00 March out of Fort – Living History Program Concludes
1:30 Guided Fort Tour
3:00 Guided Fort Tour
To commemorate Veterans Day, the National Park Service will waive all entrance fees for Veterans Day! Savannah’s national park – Fort Pulaski National Monument – will be free to visit Sunday, November 11th.
Along with living history activities, join park rangers and commemorate one hundred years since the end of the “War to End All Wars” by blanketing the grounds with poppies, each containing the name of a veteran. On Sunday at 11 am–the eleventh hour of eleventh day of the eleventh month, and the official end of the First World War—park rangers will present a special centennial program on World War I and the origins of Veterans Day. Throughout the day, we invite you to honor those who served by adding your own veteran to our field of flowers.
Active duty service men and women – Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and activated National Guard and Reserves – can obtain a free annual pass waiving entrance fees to all 401 national parks. Active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173) can obtain the military version of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass which permits free entrance to sites managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Army Corps. The pass is also available at these locations.
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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 www.nps.gov/FortPulaski or call (912) 786-5787.