Candle Lantern Returns to Fort Pulaski

Posted By Charissa / December 10, 2018 / / 0 Comments


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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 eggnog and cookies, caroling, and night-time weapons firings will allow visitors to re-live the festive occasion.

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.

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 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. Don’t miss the return of this highlight of the holidays. Tickets will sell out!

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