Labor Day 2015 programs in Savannah, Richmond Hill; Darien; Midway

Old Fort Jackson Kids Educational Activities in SavannahLabor Day Weekend 2015 kids programs @ Old Fort Jackson & Fort Pulaski in Savannah & various Georgia state parks include:

A Century of Sentries at Old Fort Jackson, Savannah
Sept 5-7
Bring the kids to Old Fort Jackson to participate in a variety of hands-on activities appropriate for all ages to learn about the daily life of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson. Activities include marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drill, and musket and cannon demonstrations. Learn about the many individuals and units of the of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War that are part of the story of a Century of Sentries at Old Fort Jackson.
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404


Steam train rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Sept. 4-6 2015
Train rides will be at 11AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM Fri. Sept. 4 and Sat. Sept. 5
Sun. Sept. 6 train rides will be at 1PM, 2PM
655 Louisville Rd
Savannah, 31401


Living History at Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Pulaski returns to the summer & fall of 1861. Join Fort Pulaski as the 1st Georgia Volunteers garrison the fort with a living history weekend event. From company drill and inspections to artillery demonstrations, immerse yourself in a soldiers life as they live in the casemates of the fort, prepared to protect Savannah and the Confederacy.
Fort Pulaski, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80
9AM-5PM Sept. 5 & Sept. 6
Park Entrance Fee
Contact Name: Joel Cadoff
Contact Email:
(912) 786-5787 X114. More details here.
Event Schedule Sat. Sept 5, 2015
9:30 am –Sick Call –examination of soldiers to be fit for duty
10:00 am –Morning Parade –Colors to be raised directly following
10:30 am –Infantry Drill
11:00 am –Musket Firing Demonstration
11:30 pm –Cannon Firing Demonstration
12:00 pm –Guided Fort Tour
1:00 pm –Formation of Soldiers
1:15 pm –Pay Call
1:45 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration
2:15 pm –Cannon Firing Demonstration
3:00 pm –Bayonet Drill
3:30 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration

Event Schedule: Sun. Sept. 6, 2015
9:30 am –Sick Call –examination of soldiers to be fit for duty
9:45 am –Morning Parade –Colors to be raised directly following
10:30 am –Church Call
11:30 am –Musket Firing Demonstration
12:00 pm –Guided Fort Tour
1:00 pm –Formation of soldiers
1:30 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration
2:00 pm –Mail Call
2:45 pm –Musket Firing Demonstration
3:00 pm –Guided Fort Tour


Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah
Tools & skills that built a colony. See craft demonstrations such as woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, flint knapping, leatherworking, woodsman skills, pewter casting and more.
Sat. Sept. 5- Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 10AM -4PM
Cost: $4.50-$10.


Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, Ga
Come for old fashioned family fun, Civil War-era games, cavalry demos and prizes. Cannon & musket firings by reenactors. Nationally recognized reptile and amphibian expert, Jason Clark, will have his large trailer display of many native reptiles for you to view. At 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., he will present an informative program on snakes.
Sat. Sept. 5, 2015 10AM-4PM
Cost: $5 children, $8 adults (children younger than 6 are free) plus $5 parking.
912-727-2339 or email


Labor Day at Fort King George Historic Site, Darien, Ga.
Watch musket & cannon firings, see various jobs soldiers would “labor” on as part of their duties.
Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 10AM-4PM
Cost: $4.50-$7.50.


Labor Day Commemoration @ Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway, Ga.
Commemorate Labor Day w/ hourly soldier talks, plus musket, cannon firings at this coastal fort.
Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 11AM-3PM
Cost: $3-$4.50.

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