Civil War Events
Civil War School of the Soldier
Registration for 2018 School of the Soldier open NOW!
April 28, 2018 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come learn what it was like to be a soldier in the Civil War. Open to boys and girls ages 10 to 13. Participants will be mustered in, drill and then reenact a skirmish for their families and other Museum guests. Pre-registration required by April 9. $25 fee includes lunch and a commemorative t-shirt. Please note: Real weapons are not used.
Living History Reenactment: The Battle of Chancellorsville
May 5 & 6, 2018
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6
This year’s annual spring encampment depicts the Battle of Chancellorsville. Activities include a Civil War hospital, daily life in the camps and a reenactment of this historic campaign. Don’t miss the Ladies’ Social on Saturday. Food is available for purchase at the event. $10 per family, $5 per adult, $4 per senior (60 and over
Civil War Holiday Encampment
December 1, 2018 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mark the start of the holiday season with the return of the Museum’s popular Holiday Encampment. Reenactors camp on the grounds and illustrate how troops celebrated the holidays during the Civil War including a pay muster, mail call, infantry drill and skirmish. Children can make ornaments onsite and help decorate the camp Christmas tree. Be sure to visit our artisans and take a tour of the decorated Farmhouse. Light refreshments for sale in the Sugar Plum Shoppe. $2 per person.