Candle Lantern Tours @ Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah

Fort pulaski candlelight tour Savannah Dec. 18-19: Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will commemorate the Confederate Nog party of 1861 with the Fort Pulaski Candle Lantern Tour.

Each year during the holiday season, visitors can embark on an evening tour of the Civil War fortress by candlelight and oil lamps.

Hot cider, cookies, caroling and weapons firings will allow guests to relive the festive occasion of 1861.

Tickets are limited for this popular event, and sell out each year. Admission charged.

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 Per Adult. $3 per child 4 years old to 15 years old. Children 3 and younger are free. (On Sale Now)

Children 3 years old and younger 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.

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