No Cannon Demonstrations on October 4, 2014
All historic weapons demonstrations have been cancelled for Saturday, October 4, 2014. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Candlelantern: A Savannah Tradition
Contact: Gloria Lee, (912) 786-5787 Ext 104
Fort Pulaski Sets Dates for Candlelantern
Fort Pulaski will commemorate the Confederate Nog party of 1861 on Friday, December 13, 2013, and Saturday, December 14, 2013. The long-lived Savannah tradition will continue this year with night-time tours of the historic fort by candlelight and oil lamps.
The original party, held at Christmas time in 1861, gave the Confederate garrison at Fort Pulaski a respite from the tension of impending battle. The fort casemates, armed with cannons, were decorated with holiday garlands. As one soldier commented, tables groaned under the weight of fine delicacies sent down from the city. With song and good cheer, the men celebrated a light-hearted moment as the dark clouds of war gathered over Savannah.
Visitors will have the unique experience of a guided tour of the fort by moonlight. Hot cider and cookies, music, caroling and night-time weapons firings will allow visitors to re-live the festive occasion.
Did You Know?
A young Robert E. Lee worked as a member of the United States Army Corps of Engineers upon graduation from West Point, and was instrumental in planning and preparing for the construction of Fort Pulaski. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia