Gulf Islands National Seashore’s winter (January through February) ranger programs are as follows. All programs are free and are subject to change without notification. 

FORT BARRANCAS AREA: Open Thursdays through Mondays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

FORT BARRANCAS — BASTIONS ON THE BLUFFS: Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; meet at the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center. This 45-minute program involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways and steps.

FORT PICKENS AREA: Open daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

COASTAL ARTILLERY: Saturdays at 11 a.m.; meet at Battery Cooper. This 30-minute program involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways and steps.

SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER: Sundays at 11 a.m.; meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore. This 30-minute program is accessible and includes firing demonstrations when staffers are available.

FORT PICKENS — GUARDIAN OF THE GULF: Daily at 1:30 p.m.; meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore. This 45-minute program involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways and steps.

OTHER AREAS:

Perdido Key Area: open daily 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Santa Rosa Day Use Area: open 8:30 a.m. to sunset. Okaloosa Day Use Area: open 8:30 a.m. to sunset. 

There will be no public programs on Jan. 5, 8, 15 and Feb. 1.

There is an entrance fee to the Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas Areas.

Contact the national seashore, 934-2600, for additional information.