Candle Lantern Tour Tickets Now on Sale

Night time cannon firing at Fort Pulaski
The grand finale of each lantern led tour is a night time cannon firing.

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News Release Date: November 1, 2014

Contact: Joel Cadoff, (912) 786-5787 X114

Candle Lantern Tours Return December 19 & 20

SAVANNAH, GA –Fort Pulaski will commemorate the Confederate Nog Party of 1861 on Friday, December 19, 2014 and Saturday, December 20, 2014. 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 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 cannon, 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 candlelight. Hot cider and cookies, caroling, and night-time weapons firings will allow visitors to re-live the festive occasion. 

WHEN: Friday, December 19, 2014 &Saturday, December 20, 2014 Six Programs will be offered each evening at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30 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 (On Sale November 1, 2014) Children 15 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) 786-5787 ext. 120.

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Last updated: April 14, 2015

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