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Special Living History and Wildlife Demonstrations

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 9AM-2PM
Price: Complimentary with regular park admission of $4 for adults and $3 for kids ages 6-12. Under 6 is free.

At 9:00 and 9:30 and again at 11:30 and Noon, our reenactors will demonstrate civil war artillery. Come hear the roar of the big guns and get a hint of what the battle of fort Blakeley might have sounded like back in April of 1865!

 

Between and after the artillery demonstrations, at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM, we invite you to attend a special wildlife program entitled “Rapture Trek,” a program of the Alabama 4-H Science School. This program allows children and adults to experience and learn about a collection of Alabama’s native species of raptors through a conversation-based presentation.

 

At 10 AM the park will dedicate interpretive signage being placed along its waterfront as part of the new Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail. A product of the University of Alabama Museums and The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, the Trail celebrates the cultural heritage of our region through highlighting over a dozen important archaeological sites. The installation at Blakeley will discuss the Bottle Creek Site, a remarkable complex of eighteen earthen mounds located deep in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta built centuries ago by Native Americans. Historic Blakeley State Park provides guided tours of this incredible site each winter via its 50-passenger pontoon boat, the Delta Explorer.

 

All events are complimentary with regular park admission of $4 for adults/$3 for kids ages 6-12. Under 6 is free. Pay at gate the day of the event; no reservations necessary.

 



Artillery and Falconry March 9 flyer



 

 

 

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