Women’s History Month at Fort Pulaski National Monument

Lillian Grant-Baptiste Photo by Elizabeth Farish
Lillian Grant-Baptiste Photo by Elizabeth Farish

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Fort Pulaski National Monument is pleased to announce special event programs in March.

Sunday, March 13th, 2:00 p,m, Ladies Tea Ladies, children, and gentleman of the public are invited to participate with park staff in a program about social activities of the families who lived at Fort Pulaski during the time of the Civil War. Tea will be served, and participants will have the opportunity to make (and take home) a “housewife” – a small sewing kit made by those at home for the soldiers to carry in their packs. Attendees to this program are encouraged to wear period dress, but it is not necessary in order to participate. Reservations are required as space is limited. Please RSVP no later than March 10th to Gloria Swift, Park Ranger, by phone at 912-786-5787 extension 218 or bye-mail at

Sunday, March 20th, 1:00 p.m. The Gullah Woman: Her Voice, Her Vision Lillian Grant- Baptiste Gullah Griot. Lillian Grant-Baptiste will skillfully and magically bring the stories and folklore of the Gullah women to life. Attend this performance and be transported back to a time where you will be caught up in the historical struggles and stories of the Gullah women of coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

Sunday, March 27, 11 :00 a.m. Victorian Secrets: Civil War Ladies Undergarments Did you ever wonder how women wore those big hoop skirts? Or what they wore to keep them up? Or how women had those tiny waists? Come find out the answers to these and other questions as we review the dressing process with layer upon layer of undergarments for the 19th century woman – complete with live model- and dress her from the “inside out”!

Sunday, March 27th, 1:00 p.m. Civil War Ladies Fashion Show Ladies of the Civil War period wore a range and variety of clothing depending on social status, social customs, or even social events. Come join the staff and volunteers of Fort Pulaski as we “walk the runway” and offer a narrated look at ladies clothing of the Civil War period – from daily work dresses to ball gowns and everything in between!

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $5.00 per person is charged; ages 15 and under are free. Call the park at (912) 786-5787 for details.

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