Fort Massachusetts Candlelight Tour

Gulfport Yacht Harbor, Gulfport, MS 39502
(228) 864-1014
  • Presented By: Ship Island Excursions
  • Dates: October 13, 2023
  • Time: 5:15 PM to 10:45 PM
  • Price: $44 ages 13+, $38 ages 12 and under.

Join us on Friday, October 13th for a special evening program where you and your group will be guided by candlelight through the arches of historic Fort Massachusetts. Witness the breathtaking natural darkness of Mississippi’s most visited barrier island while encountering scenes from fort’s storied, and often dark past. Rangers will detail the struggle, perseverance, triumph, and loss of the soldiers, prisoners, and freedom seekers who occupied the island and fort over the course of the American Civil War. Living history demonstrators in historic attire will open a window into the past by recreating the scenes from the fort’s history.

Patrons can purchase tickets online at or in person at the Gulfport location. Tickets are limited and must be purchased to attend the event.

Event: Darkest Before the Light: Fort Massachusetts Candlelight Tours
Locations: Ship Island Excursions Gulfport, MS - Fort Massachusetts, Ship Island, MS
Date: Friday, October 13th, 2023
Boarding/Departure Times: Boarding starts at 5:15pm / Depart 5:45pm / Return 10:45pm
***NOTE: Event dates and details are subject to change or cancellation by the event host/organizer. Please refer to the event host website for the most up-to-date event detail information.