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Contact: Ron Calhoun, (912) 777-2736
SAVANNAH –Fort Pulaski will once again commemorate the Confederate Nog Party of 1861 on Friday, December 18, 2015 and Saturday, December 19, 2015. The long lived Savannah tradition will continue this year with night-time tours of the fort by candlelight and oil lamps.
The original party, held during Christmas 1861, gave the Confederate garrison at Fort Pulaski a respite from the tension of impending battle. The fort casemates, armed with cannon, were decorated with holiday garlands and 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 candlelight. Hot cider and cookies, caroling, and night-time weapons firings will allow visitors to re-live the festive occasion.
WHEN: Friday, December 18, 2015 & Saturday, December 19, 2015
Seven Programs will be offered each evening at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, &9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Fort Pulaski National Monument
U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah
Near Tybee Island, Georgia
TICKETS: $10.00 Per Adult. $3.00 per child 4 years old to 15 years old. Children 3 and under are free. (On Sale Now)
Children 3 years old and under are free, but reservations must be made for them. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended and may be purchased in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by cash, check (made payable to "National Park Service"), or credit card. Credit Card orders are accepted by phone at (912) 786-4383.
Learn more about Fort Pulaski National Monument at www.nps.gov/fopu and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPSand Twitter at www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS.