Civil War symposiums, van tours, sales and more: APRIL 2018
Updated 18 Jan 2018
1 VA Bus tour, “Jeb Stuart’s Ride Around McClellan,” includes rarely visited sites. Leaves 8:15 am from the Franconia Museum, 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia. $100. Details: 703-971-4984.
4-8 PA National Ed Bearss Symposium in Chambersburg. Includes lectures and a variety of tours. Full package: $725. Complete details: civilwarseminars.org
6 VA Van tour, “Bermuda Hundred Campaign,” south of Richmond. Begins Henricus Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chesterfield. 9 am-1 pm. $15. chesterfieldhistory.com/upcoming-events
6 VA Lecture, “Diary of a Southern Soldier Boy,” at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. Noon. Free. chesterfieldhistory.com/upcoming-events
6-8 TN Anniversary programs at the Shiloh NMP. Includes living history, special tours. Free. nps.gov/shil
6-8 MD Symposium, “Lincoln Assassination Studies: So Much to Think About,” sponsored by the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. $185. surrattmuseum.org
7 ALL Park Day, maintenance and cleanup at Civil War sites across the country. See civilwar.org for info.
7 TN Bicycle tour of the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Ranger-led 90-minute ride meets 8:45 am at the visitor center. Free. nps.gov/stri
7-8 MS Civil War show at the Crossroads Arena, 800 S Harper Road, Corinth. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, Artifacts and more for show and sale. 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $5. battleofcorinth.com/relic-show.html
7-8 FL Living history, “Union Garrison,” camp and demonstrations at Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. Regular admission plus $2.50 event fee. floridastateparks.org/park-events/Fort-Clinch
8 GA Living history, “Civil War Music,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo
8 VA Walking tour, “Civil War Apothecary,” at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 S Fairfax St, Alexandria. 11 am. $15. 703-746-3852.
13-15 NC Symposium, “Salisbury Confederate Prison,” in Salisbury. Lectures, banquet, memorial service. $65 early/$75 after March 23. Details, 704-637-6411.
14 GA Walking tour, “Meanest, most unsatisfactory place … in the whole war: Hood’s Texas Brigade at Chickamauga Battlefield NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
14 VA Boat tour, “Potomac Blockade,” cruise the sites of the early-war Confederate blockade of Washington DC. Begins at Leesylvania State Park, 2002 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge. 10 am-1 pm. $45. More info, reservations: 703-792-5618.
14 MD Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” sponsored by sponsored by the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 7 am-7 pm. $85. surrattmuseum.org
14-15 KY Living history, camp and demonstrations at Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site, 38 Old Mulkey Park Road, Tompkinsville. 9 am-2:30 pm. parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/old-mulkey/events.aspx
19-22 PA Bus tour, “Battle of Gettysburg,” based in Gettysburg. $550. Details: civilwartours.org
20-21 MO Reenactment, “Doniphan Civil War Days,” in Doniphan. Camps and demonstrations with battles. Complete details: doniphanmissouri.org/civil_war_days
21 TN Bicycle tour of the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Ranger-led 90-minute ride meets 8:45 am at the visitor center. Free. nps.gov/stri
21 VA Van tour, “The Battle of Spotysylvania Court House,” leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 8 am-34 pm. $55. Registration, more info: leehall.org
21 TN Walking tour, “Waterfront 1864: Walking through Chattanooga’s Civil War Waterfront,” begins at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St, Chattanooga. 9-11:30 am. Free. nps.gov/chch
21 MD Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” sponsored by sponsored by the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 7 am-7 pm. $85. surrattmuseum.org
21-22 KS Living history, “Civil War Weekend,” at Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott. 8 ma-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/fosc
26 VA “The History of Wet Plate Photography,” at the Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave, Manassas. 7 pm. Donations welcome. 703-792-5618.
27-28 AL Reenactment, “Battle of Selma,” Friday evening dance and artillery firing (free). Camps and demonstrations open 9 am-6 pm Saturday with battles 2 and 7 pm Saturday. $7. battleofselma.com
27-28 VA Bus tour, “Retreat from Gettysburg,” sponsored by the Mosby Heritage Area based in Atoka. Details: mosbyheritagearea.org
28 TN Bicycle tour of the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Ranger-led 90-minute ride meets 8:45 am at the visitor center. Free. nps.gov/stri
28 GA Ranger program, “Like Leaves Before the Wind — Civilians Caught in the Crossfire,” at the Chickamauga Battlefield NMP. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/chch
28 IL Chicagoland Civil War Show at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Artifacts show and sale. $9. chicagocivilwarshow.com
28 MD Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” sponsored by sponsored by the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 7 am-7 pm. $85. surrattmuseum.org
28-29 CA Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at Ayers-Dog Island Park, 1360 Main St, Red Bluff. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm. Battles noon and 3 pm Saturday, 11 am and 2 pm Sunday. $5. racw.org
28-29 NC Reenactment, “Living history Weekend” in Plymouth. Military and civilian living history demonstrations, children’s activities, free admission to Port o’ Plymouth museum. Battle reenactment each day. Fee for reenactments: portoplymouthmuseum.org/events/living-history-weekend
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