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Fort Pulaski sets end of summer celebration
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Winter hours
Visitor center: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fort: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Park gates close at 5:15 p.m.
Fort Pulaski National Monument will finish the summer season on Labor Day weekend with a series of activities. On Saturday, Sept. 5, there will be a 19th-century baseball game, cannon firings and patriotic music.
“This should be a great day for the public to enjoy themselves at one of Savannah’s historic treasures,” said Randy Wester, Fort Pulaski superintendent.
The public is invited to join in the baseball game at 11 a.m. Players of all ages are welcome, but 19th-century rules will be in force. Pitching must be underhand, no mitts are allowed and hit balls caught on one bounce are an out. Baseball was very popular with the troops stationed in the fort during the Civil War.
Concerts will be performed throughout the day by the Holliday Family Orchestra from Hinesville. The orchestra will play a variety of patriotic 19th-century songs. The Civil War soldiers garrisoned in the fort were surrounded by music. The Civil War regimental bands were active in the fort throughout the war.
The fort’s cannon crew will also perform several cannon firings Saturday while dressed as Civil War soldiers. These demonstrations feature a historically correct firing drill that is almost identical to the drill in Civil War artillery manuals.
Fort Pulaski has returned to winter hours, which will continue until Memorial Day weekend 2010.

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