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Kingston’s Fort Southwest Point will celebrate the sights, sounds and flavors
of the past during its annu-al Christmas candlelight tour and reception on Dec. 13.
Fort volunteers will dish up hospitality and history during the tour, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Admission is free; donations will be accepted to assist in the rebuilding program now in progress.
An illustration of life in the 18th century will be given throughout the tour. Guests will be greeted at the Visitors Center and invited to take a candlelight tour of the fort.
Beeswax candles will light the walkway, as music from the bagpipe serenades tour goers.
Special attention will be given to recreate an atmosphere of the past at the fort.
Uniformed soldiers and period-dressed living-history interpreters will mingle with guests and offer historical tidbits of the time.
Refreshments common to the late 1700s will be served by fort volunteers, with a special night-time firing of the fort’s cannon.
Call Fort Southwest Point at 376-3641 or visit online at www.southwestpoint.com for more information.