December 18-19, 2015
Ft. Pulaski Candle Lantern Tours
Fort Pulaski commemorates the Confederate Nog party of 1861 each year during the holiday season. The long-lived Savannah tradition provides night-time tours of the historic 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 cannons, 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.
Guests will have the unique experience of a guided tour for the fort by moonlight. Hot cider and cookies, music, caroling and night-time weapons firings will allow guests to re-live the festive occasion.
Advance reservations are required for this year’s event. The fort begins taking reservations mid November. Reservations can be made in person or by phone at 912-786-4383. The cost of the program is $10 per adult, $3 per child between 4-15 years old, and children that are 3 years and under are free. For more information, please click here or call 912.786.4383.