April

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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