Submitted by NPT Staff on November 6, 2014 - 1:52am
You can help keep a 152-year tradition going by attending the traditional Confederate Nog Party at Fort Pulaski National Monument and taking part in night-time tours of the fort by candlelight and oil lamps.
A relentless barrage of Union cannon fire prompted the Confederate forces in Fort Pulaski near Savannah to surrender in April 1862. Today you can gain a new perspective of this assault when national monument rangers offer a special water tour of the fort.
A glimpse into holiday celebrations from Christmas Past was offered by a number of parks around the country in recent days. Here's a sampling from three historical parks that includes a Stars and Stripes Santa, an 1861 Nog Party and legendary Christmas Eve ride to a frontier fort to call out the cavalry.
Savannah’s Fort Pulaski National Monument celebrates its 84th birthday today, October 15.
Brick masonry harbor forts like Fort Pulaski were thought to be impregnable until an astonishing thing happened on April 11, 1862. After that day it would never again make sense to build a harbor fort of brick masonry.