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Free-addmission day at Pulaski

POSTED: June 4, 2012 10:43 a.m.

SAVANNAH — National Get Outdoors Day encourages healthy, active outdoor fun.

National parks across the country are celebrating this new event by waiving entrance fees. Fort Pulaski National Monument near here will offer free admission on Saturday, June 9.

Not only is Fort Pulaski one of the most well-preserved fortifications in the Southeast, but it is also looks out over the Savannah River, marshes and woodlands.

“Fort Pulaski National Monument has more than 5,000 acres of beautiful natural resources and wilderness,” park superintendent Randy Wester said.

Programs scheduled for the day are:

10 a.m.: guided tour of fort

11 a.m.: cannon firing

Noon: musket firing

1 p.m.: cannon firing

1:30 p.m.: guided tour of fort

2:30 p.m.: musket firing

3 p.m.: cannon firing

4 p.m.: guided tour of fort

5 p.m.: musket firing

Extended summer hours start at Fort Pulaski on June 2. The visitor center and fort will be open daily from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. More details are available at www.nps.gov/fopu.

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