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Candlelanterns will light the way at Fort Pulaski
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Come relive a Savannah tradition and join in the celebration of the holiday season with Fort Pulaski National Monument.

On the evenings of Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 Fort Pulaski staff and volunteers will conduct the annual Candlelantern tours which recreate the Confederate Nog Party of 1861. Refreshments, hot cider, special tours and period music highlight these evenings of merrymaking.  

Advance reservations are required. A limited number of slots are available for each tour. Programs will be presented at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. on both evenings. Anyone interested in attending should call Fort Pulaski at (912) 786-5787 between the hours of 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday, before Dec. 7. Reservations will not be accepted after Dec. 7.  

Tour fees are $5 per adult. Children 15 years and under are free, but they must have a reservation. No credit cards are accepted.

Reservations can be made in person or over the phone. If making a reservation over the phone, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope, and enclose a check or money order payable to the National Park Service.

Payments must arrive no later than Dec. 10 and should be sent to: Fort Pulaski National Monument Candlelantern Tour, P.O. Box 30757, Savannah, GA 31410.

For more information, or to see images from previous Candlelantern tours, please visit

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located off U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah.

The park operating hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). Park gates close at 5:15 p.m.