April 2019

Hikes, reenactments, anniversaries and more

Updated 23 April 2019


1  VA  Anniversary activities, “Battle of Five Forks,” special ranger programs at the Petersburg National Battlefield unit. 9 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

2  VA  Walking tour, “Sixth Corps Breakthrough,” anniversary tour at Pamplin Historical Park. 9:30 am. Free with admission. pamplinpark.org

2  VA  Anniversary ranger programs and living history at Fort Gregg, part of the Petersburg National Battlefield. 9 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/pete

3  VA  Anniversary programs at Namozine Church, Namozine Church and Mill Quarter Road, between Petersburg and Amelia. 9 am-5 pm. Free. 804-561-3180.

4  VA  Anniversary programs at Amelia Court House. Includes special relic displays. 9 am-5 pm. 804-561-3180.

5  VA  Anniversary programs at Nottoway Court House and the Nottoway Presbyterian Church. Special displays and talks. 10 am-5 pm. Free. facebook.com/pg/nottowayhistory/posts

5-7  LA  Symposium, “Fifty Shades of Blue and Grey,” in Baton Rouge. Speakers plus extended tour of the Port Hudson battlefield. $130, $115 until March 8. Schedule: brcwrt.com/2019-symposium.html

5-7  NC  Tour and Symposium, “Two Weeks of Fury,” at the Bentonville Battlefield near Four Oaks. Speakers and tour of Carolinas Campaign sites in NC. $350. historicsites.nc.gov/events/two-weeks-fury-tour-and-symposium-bentonville-battlefield

6  ALL  Park Day, cleanup and rehab at battlefield sites across the country, sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust. More info: battlefields.org/events/park-day/faqs

6  TN  Anniversary living history at the Shiloh National Military Park. Camps and demonstrations 8 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/shil

6  WV  Symposium and dinner, “Looming Civil War,” at the IOOF Hall in Beverly. 1-5 pm. $30 symposium only, dinner extra. More info: beverlyheritagecenter.org/calendar/events/Symposium2019.html

6  NC  Special program, “Baseball and the American Civil War,” at the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston. 3 pm. Free with site admission. historicsites.nc.gov/events/baseball-and-american-civil-war

6  PA  Lecture, “Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the US Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free with admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

6  VA  Anniversary living history and tours at the Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park near Rice. 11 am, 4:30 pm talks, Hillsman house open with medical living history 3-7 pm. “Real time” tour 5:15 pm. Free. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sailors-creek#general_information

6  FL  Candlelight tour of the Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 6:15-7:15 pm. Park fee plus $3. floridastateparks.org/fortclinch

6  FL  Living history, “Union Garrison,” camp and demonstrations at the Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-noon. Free with admission. floridastateparks.org/fortclinch

6-7  MD  Living history, medical demonstrations at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 11 am-5 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

7  LA  Car-caravan, walking tour, “Devil’s Elbow,” at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 9:45 am. Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.

7  TN  Anniversary hikes at the Shiloh National Military Park. Guided walks 8 am-5 pm. Free. Schedule: nps.gov/shil

7  GA  Lecture, “Fit to Fight: Physical Fitness and the Battle of Chickamauga,” at the Chickamauga NMP near Fort Oglethorpe. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

7  MD  Walking tour, “Witness Trees of Antietam, Part II,” 2.5-mile walk at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.1 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

7  VA  Anniversary tours and living history at High Bridge Trail State Park (at the bridge) near Farmville. 9 am overview talk, 1-6 pm living history tours. Camp cooking 5-7 pm. Free. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/high-bridge-trail#general_information

8-14  VA  Anniversary activities at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Ranger programs and tours each day. Living history Saturday-Sunday, luminary event TBA. 9 am-5 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/apco

10-13  VA  Conference, “‘Give the Enemy No Rest’: The 1864 Shenandoah Campaign,” tours, talks and more based in Front Royal. $475. More info, register: shenandoahatwar.org

12-13  GA  Walking tours/living history, “History by Candlelight,” at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. Guided tour with living history demonstrations. 6-10 pm. $10. explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=36

12-14  IL  Reenactment, “Great Battle Stands,” at Pyramid State Park, 1562 Pyramid State Park Road, Pinckneyville. Camps and demonstrations open 8 am each day. Battles at 2 pm Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday. greatbattlestands.com

12-14  NC  Symposium, “Salisbury Confederate Prison,” annual event in Salisbury includes speakers, music and memorial service and tour at the National Cemetery. $70 until March 22, $80 after. southpawsagain@gmail.com

12-16  DC  The DC Emancipation Act (April 12, 1862) on display at the West Rotunda Gallery, National Archives, in Washington. 10 am-5:30 pm. Free. archives.gov/dc

13  AR  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. 10 am-2 pm. Free. arkansasstateparks.com/parks/prairie-grove-battlefield-state-park

13  GA  Ranger program/tour, “Fire Eaters and Radicals,” at the Chickamauga NMP near Fort Oglethorpe. 2-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

13  MD/VA  Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” all-day trip leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. $85. surrattmuseum.org/booth-escape-tour

13  VA  Lecture, “Louis Goldsborough,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission ($1). marinersmuseum.org

13-14  VA  Living history, camp and demonstrations at the Kernstown Battlefield Park, 610 Battle Park Drive, south of Winchester. Details: kernstownbattle.org

13-14  VA  Living history, “Civil War Siege of Yorktown,”at Lee Hall, Endview Plantation and Newport News Park in Newport News. Free with Endview admission. endview.org/calendar-of-events/2019/4/13/civil-war-living-history-lee-hall-mansion-and-endview-plantation

14  KS  Lecture, “‘If It Looks Like a Man’ — Women of the Civil War,” at the Kaw Mission, 500 N Mission, Council Grove. 2 pm. $3. kshs.org/event/council-grove-kaw-mission-2019-kaw-mission-councils-2/19966

14  MD  “Medal of Honor Hike,” 2-mile walk at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.1 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

14-16  DC  Original Emancipation Proclamation on display at the East Rotunda Gallery, National Archives, in Washington. 10 am-5:30 pm. Free. archives.gov/dc

17  VA  Lecture, “Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg,” at Nichols Auditorium, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

18  AR  Ranger program, “The Slaughter Pen,” at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. 10 am. Free. 479-846-2990.

20  OK  Living history lecture, “Major General James G. Blunt,” at the Honey Springs Battlefield visitor center, 101601 S 4232 Road, Checotah. 1 pm. Free. okhistory.org/calendar/event/james-blunt

20  GA  Living history, infantry camp and demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. Free. nps.gov.kemo

20  MD/VA  Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” all-day trip leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. $85. surrattmuseum.org/booth-escape-tour

20  VA  Walking tour, “Ecology of ‘The Wilderness,’” 2.5-mile “fit history hike” begins at the Hill-Ewell Drive picnic area between Stops 3 and 4 on the Wilderness battlefield west of Fredericksburg. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp

20  VA  “Potomac Blockade Boat Tour” includes river views of Confederate fortifications. Begins at Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge. 10 am-1 pm. $50. Reservations, more info: 703-792-4754.

20  FL  Living history, Union camp and demonstrations at at Fort Taylor Historic State Park in Key West. 10 am-2 pm. Free with admission. fortzacharytaylor.com

21  MD  “Monuments at Antietam,” 2-mile walk at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.1 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

22  DC  Lecture, “Harriet Tubman, Union Spy,” at the Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington. A Smithsonian Associates event. 6:45 pm. $30. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).

25-28  SC  Tour, “Charleston and the Civil War,” includes visits to Forts Sumter and Moultrie. $595. Details, registration: civilwartours.org

26-27  VA  Bus tour, “The Road to Richmond: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.” Introduction Friday evening, bus tour departs 8 am Saturday from Holiday Inn, 5422 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg. $150. mosbyheritagearea.org

26-28  VA  Reenactment, “Civil War History Weekend,” in Buchanan. Friday: living history 10 am-5 pm, artillery demos noon and 7 pm, skirmish on Main Street 7 pm. Saturday: living history 10 am-5 pm, battle 4 pm. Sunday: battle 1:30 pm. Detailed schedule, locations: townofbuchanan.com/event/buchanan-civil-war-history-weekend-2

27  KS  Confederate Memorial Service at the Fort Scott National Cemetery in Fort Scott. 10 am. Free. fortscott.biz/news/confederate-memorial-service-april-27

27  KS  “Civil War Camp Dance,” at Historic Memorial Hall, 1 E Third St, Fort Scott. 1860s music, dance, attire. 7-10 pm. $5. 913-557-1632.

27  GA  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. Free. nps.gov.kemo

27  MD/VA  Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” all-day trip leaves from the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. $85. surrattmuseum.org/booth-escape-tour

27  NC  Anniversary activities at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. Living history, tours and talks. 10 am-4 pm. $3/adult. historicsites.nc.gov/events?tid_1=4

27-28  KS  Living history, “Civil War Weekend,” camps and demonstrations at Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott. 8 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/fosc

27-28  IL  Reenactment, “Grant’s Home Front,” in Galena. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battles 11:30 am Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. $5/adult. tristatehistoricalpresentations.blogspot.com

27-28  NC  Living history, camps and demonstrations at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. 10 am-4 pm. Free. Details: friendsoffortmacon.org/events

28  VA  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

28  MD  Book talk, Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War, at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org Buy Book

28  MD  “West Woods Hike,” 2-mile walk at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.1 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti