SAVANNAH — Seeking fun and adventure in 2011? Then make a New Year’s resolution to visit Fort Pulaski National Monument.
Not only is Fort Pulaski one of the most well-preserved fortifications in the Southeast, it is also surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, looking out over the Savannah River, marshes and woodlands.
“Fort Pulaski National Monument has more than 5,000 acres of beautiful natural resources and wilderness,” Superintendent Randy Wester said.
Fort Pulaski National Monument will join all national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees on 17 days in 2011. The fee-free days will be the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 15-17), National Park Week (April 16-24), the first day of summer (June 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 24) and the weekend of Veterans Day (Nov. 11-13).
The park will offer guided tours of the fort and musket demonstrations Jan. 15-17. Cannon firings will also be offered Saturday, Jan. 16. For more information about these programs, go to http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
“National park vacations are always memorable and affordable,” National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis said. “However, in these tough economic times, we added fee free days as a way to ensure everyone has the opportunity to visit a park. I encourage everyone to sample a new park or revisit an old favorite.”