Candlelight Tour of Fort Pickens January 2013
Contact: Steamer Lawhead, 850-934-2629
Gulf Islands National Seashore Announces Candlelight Tours of Fort Pickens
Gulf Breeze, Fla.Gulf Islands National Seashore will present "A Candlelight Tour of Fort Pickens" on Saturdays, January 12 and February 9, 5:00 - 7:15 p.m.The free tour highlights Pensacola during the Civil War.Visitors must call (850) 934-2635 for tour reservations and arrive 20 minutes before their assigned tour time.
Costumed interpreters will present the history of Pensacola during the Civil War at different stations inside Fort Pickens.Groups of 30 visitors will depart the Fort Pickens Visitor Center every 15 minutes for the hour-long tour.Although the fort will be lighted with candles, flashlights are allowed.Dress appropriately for the evening weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Parking is limited so car-pooling is recommended.Superintendent Brown encourages everyone to enjoy the national seashore and join us for our ranger-led programs.For a complete program schedule and more information, call 934-2600, visit our website at www.nps.gov/guis, or follow us on Twitter@gulfislandsnps.
Did You Know?
In 1828, John Q. Adams designated the Naval Live Oaks Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore as the first United States tree farm. Live oak trees are known for their incredible density and resistance to disease. They provided durable wood for the construction of early naval vessels.