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Fort Pulaski sets candlelantern tours
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On the evenings of Friday-Saturday, Dec. 10-11, Fort Pulaski National Monument staff and volunteers will guide the annual candlelantern tours, which re-create the Confederate nog party of 1861. Tour guides will take visitors through the historic fort by candlelight and oil lamps. Snacks, hot cider, activities and period music will highlight the evenings of merrymaking.
Advance reservations are required and can be made through Sunday, Dec. 5. A limited number of tickets are available for each program. Programs will be presented at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. both evenings. Call 912-786-5787 to save a spot.
When making an advanced reservation over the phone, send cash, check or money order payable to the National Park Service. Tickets may be picked up at the fort on the evening of your reservation. No credit cards will be accepted.
Entrance fees are $5 per adult. Children 15 years and younger are free but must be issued a ticket.
Fort Pulaski National Monument is off U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. The park operating hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. It’s closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Park gates close at 5:15 p.m.
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