Civil War Events
Civil War School of the Soldier
2021 School of the Soldier-postponed
2021 School of the Soldier Event POSTPONED until further notice
Due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19 the 2021 School of the Soldier event is ON-HOLD. Please check back for information as it becomes available. Come learn what it was like to be a soldier in the Civil War. Open to boys and girls ages 10 to 15. Participants will be mustered in, drill and then reenact a skirmish for their families and other Museum guests. $25 fee includes a commemorative t-shirt. Please note: Real weapons are not used.
2021 Living History Reenactment POSTPONED
2021 Living History Event Postponed
Stay tuned for further information
Due to concerns regarding COVID-19 this event is on hold for 2021 for the foreseeable future. Please check back as more info is made available. It is the spring of 1865 and the Civil War has reached a crucial point. General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union have caught General Robert E. Lee and the Confederates near Petersburg, Va. Both armies have dug extensive field fortifications around the city. The battle rages until Lee is trapped and forced to surrender at Appomattox Court House. After four long years, the war is over. Food is available for purchase at the event. $10 per family, $5 per adult, $4 per senior (60 & over)
Civil War Holiday Encampment
2021 event has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. 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.