Special Event


Candle Lantern

Fort Pulaski National Monument


$10.00 Per Adult. $3.00 per child 4 years old to 15 years old. Children 3 and under are free.

Dates & Times


Friday, December 14, 2018


6:00 PM


3 hours

Type of Event

Children’s Program
Guided Tour
Living History

WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2018 & Saturday, December 15, 2018 Seven Programs will be offered each evening at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, & 9:00 p.m.


Fort Pulaski will once again commemorate the Confederate Nog Party of 1861 on Friday, December 14, 2018 and Saturday, December 15, 2018. The long lived Savannah tradition returns after a stormy two years, 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 or egg nog and cookies, caroling, and night-time weapons firings will allow visitors to re-live the festive occasion.

Reservation or Registration: Yes

Advanced tickets are highly recommended and may be picked up in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park entrance station, or by calling 912-786-4383. Tickets will sell out!

Contact Information

Joel Cadoff
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