Friday, November 20, 2015

Fort Pulaski hosts candle lantern tours

Posted By on Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 11:28 AM

Fort Pulaski will once again commemorate the Confederate Nog Party of 1861 on Friday, December 18, 2015 and Saturday, December 19, 2015.

click to enlarge Ft. Pulaski by candlelight
Ft. Pulaski by candlelight
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 during Christmas 1861, gave the Confederate garrison at Fort Pulaski a respite from the tension of impending battle," says Joel Cadoff, park ranger at Fort Pulaski. "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.

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