Civil War Events

Civil War School of the Soldier

April 30, 2016 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 15. $25 fee includes lunch and a commemorative t-shirt. Please note: Real weapons are not used.

Living History Reenactment: The Battle of Big Bethel

May 7 & 8, 2016

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 7
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8

This year’s annual spring encampment features the Battle of Big Bethel, one of the earliest encounters of the Civil War. Activities include a Civil War hospital, daily life in the camps and a reenactment of this historic battle. Don’t miss the ladies’ social on Saturday. The evening schedule includes a night fire demonstration and period dance. Food available for sale. $10 per family, $5 each for adults, $4 each for age 60 & over.

Civil War Holiday Encampment

December 3, 2016 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.