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Fort Frederica National Monument Holds Events to Celebrate National Park Week

Fort Frederica National Monument

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The National Park Service at Fort Frederica National Monument is pleased to announce several upcoming programs during National Park Week. National Park Week is an annual week proclaimed by the President of the United States for celebration and recognition of America?s National Parks. This year?s National Park Week is April 22nd ? 30th and Fort Frederica National Monument is offering some special programs to highlight the park?s history.

Saturday, April 22nd at 2:00 PM The Battle of Bloody Marsh Features a British soldier telling the story of the battle and the effects it had upon the soldiers and Frederica. This 35-minute living history program includes a musket firing demonstration. The program will take place at the Battle of Bloody Marsh unit of the park located on Demere Road. There is no admission fee for this program.

Saturday, April 22nd at 7:00 PM An Evening in a Colonial Tavern This special living history program will immerse visitors in an important aspect of colonial culture. Visitors are invited to join some of Frederica?s 18th-century residents at the site of the Bennett Tavern. Taverns were an important focal point of colonial towns like Frederica. Visitors will enjoy an evening in a colonial tavern and learn some of the stories of Frederica?s past, participate in colonial tavern games and sing period tavern songs. Non-alcoholic refreshments will be served to participants. Admission fees will be charged (See below for information on admission fees).

April 29th, at 7:00 PM: The Music of Colonial Georgia Fort Frederica National Monument will host a concert of colonial music. This program is co-sponsored with the Fort Frederica Association and features two of the leading experts in colonial music. Hailing from Maryland, David and Ginger Hildebrand will perform colonial songs intertwined with stories and discussion to create a vivid sense of our cultural heritage. (For more background information on the Hildebrands, visit www.colonialmusic.org). Seating for the concert is limited; Reservations are required. The public should call the Fort Frederica National Monument Visitor Center at 912-638-3639 to make reservations. Admission fees will be charged (See below for information on admission fees).

Admission Fees: Adults (age 16+) are $3.00 per person. Children under age 16 are free. Fort Frederica, National Parks, Golden passes are valid for admission to the park and its events.

For further information about this event and the expanding number of programs at Fort Frederica National Monument visitors may contact the park Visitor Center at 912-638-3639.



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