During the candlelight tour, over 700 candle lanterns illuminate the site and over 100 reenactors bring the fort to life. This year’s tour will be offered December 7 and 8, 2018. Tours on December 7 will begin at 6:30 p.m. and go every 15 minutes until 9:00 p.m. On Saturday, December 8, the tours will run from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tickets go on sale November 1st. Reservations are required and advanced purchase is recommended to get your choice of tour times. Visitors may pick up tickets at the site’s visitor center or reserve them by calling (620) 223-0310. Payments can be made via cash, check or charge (DISCOVER, MasterCard, Visa). Tickets are $8.00 for adults; children five and under are free. Tickets are nonrefundable. Western National Parks Association, which operates the site’s bookstore, sponsors the tour. Proceeds generated cover the cost of conducting the tour.