Campfire program, living history, dinner theater, reenactment, house tour
Updated 9 Aug 2019
1 VA Book talk, Dixie Daughters, at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond. 6 pm. $8. acwm.org
2 VA Car-caravan, walking tour, “‘Exploring the Civil War Entrenchments at Cedar Creek,” meets at the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHS visitor station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
3 LA Hike, “Commissary Hill,” the high ground of Confederate defenses, at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 9-11 am. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.
3 GA Living history, “Hardee Guard Battalion,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 10 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov.kemo
3 PA “Ford Family Day,” at the Gettysburg NMP. Free admission to Gettysburg Cyclorama, film and museum, special ranger-led hikes and campfire programs. Begins 8 am. Schedule: gettysburgfoundation.org/who-we-are/news/2019-news/ford-family-day-2019
3 VA Living history, “Revolutionary vs. Civil War,” compare soldier life at the Rector House, 1461 Atoka Road, Marshall. 10 am-4 pm. Free. mosbyheritagearea.org
3 VA Ranger program, “Family Conflicted, Home Afflicted: Belmont Amidst War,” lawn chair event at the historic home, 224 Washington St, Falmouth. 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp
3 VA Conference, “The Forgotten Valley,” at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester. Shenandoah Valley topics include Stonewall Jackson, Battle of Wapping Heights and Mosby’s Rangers. 9 am-4 pm. $30. Register: shenandoahatwar.org
3 NC Dinner Theater, “Female Spies in the Civil War,” at the CSS Neuse Civil War interpretive Center in Kinston. 5:30 pm. $15/adult. Advance tickets required. historicsites.nc.gov/events/female-spies-civil-war-dinner-theater
3 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
3-4 WI Reenactment, “Reliving Our Heritage,” sat Kronshage Park in Boscobel. Military timeline camps and demonstrations featuring Civil War. Park opens 9 am both days. Civil War battle reenactments 1 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. relivingourheritage.com
3-4 WV Living history, “Hold the High Ground, 1862,” artillery camp and demonstrations at the Harpers Ferry NHP. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
6 DC Book talk, The Great Partnership: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and the Fate of the Confederacy at the McGowan Theater, National Archives in Washington. Noon. Free. Reservations recommended: archivesfoundation.org/event/the-great-partnership
7 KS Lecture, “David Atchison and Border Ruffians at Lawrence in 1856,” at the Watkins Museum, 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence. 7 pm. Free. watkinsmuseum.org
7 MD Lecture, “In the Wake of Antietam: The Loudoun Valley Campaign of 1862,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series
8 DC Book talk, Lincoln’s Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation, at the McGowan Theater, National Archives in Washington. Noon. Free. Reservations recommended: archivesfoundation.org/event/lincolns-spies
9-10 PA “Gettysburg Music Muster,” at the Gettysburg NMP and Dobbin House. Civil War music at several different venues. All free. Schedule: nps.gov/gett
10 MO Anniversary commemoration and free admission at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Speech 10 am at the visitor center, living history 11 am-4 pm on tour road. nps.gov/wicr
10 OK Living history, “Civil War Weapons and Artillery,” at Fort Towson Historic Site, in Fort Towson. 1-3 pm. okhistory.org/calendar/event/second-saturday-demo-4
10 LA “Civil War Vittles,” ranger program at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with site admission. 318-872-1474.
10 AR Living history, artillery camp and demos at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. 10 am-2 pm. Free. 479-846-2990.
10 TN Walking tour, “Hallowed Ground,” at the Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro. 7:15 pm. Free. Registration a must. More info: nps.gov/stri (click “Hallowed Ground” on homepage).
10 VA Lecture, “The Siege of Port Hudson,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with $1 museum admission. marinersmuseum.org
10 MD Book talk, Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers, at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org
10-11 MD Living history, Federal infantry camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
10-11 VA Living history, “1862 — Heading North into Maryland,” Union and Confederate camps at Mt. Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. novaparks.com/parks/mt-zion-historic-park
11 VA Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
12-18 KS Tours, living history, lectures and more, “Civil War on the Western Frontier,” annual event in Lawrence. Complete schedule: watkinsmuseum.org/cwwf
14 MD Lecture, “A Last Roll of the Dice: The Third Confederate Invasion of the the North 1864,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series
15 GA Lecture, “CSS Georgia,” film about the Confederate ironclad, at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus. 7 pm. Free. Register: portcolumbus.org
15 PA Special program, “The Rest of the Story,” at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital, part of the Gettysburg NMP. Visit and discussion of medical aspects of the battle. Bus departs visitor center 5:20 and 5:40 pm. Program 6-7:30 pm. $10. gettysburgfoundation.org/who-we-are/news/2019-news/museum-visitor-center-third-thursdays
16 VA Ranger program, “Free at Last: The Complicated Road to Freedom for Emmanuel Jackson,” at the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHS visitor station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 6 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe
16-18 IL Living history “Galesburg Heritage Days,” at Lake Storey Park in Galesburg. Includes Civil War component. Free. galesburgheritagedays.org
17 LA Lecture, “Predicament at Plains,” the Battle at Plains Store, at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 11 am. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.
17 KS Symposium, “Disorder on the Border,” the Missouri-Kansas conflict, at the Carnegie Building, 200 W Ninth St, Lawrence. 9 am-5 pm. $35. Details, register: freedomsfrontier.org
17 GA Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. Free. nps.gov.kemo
17 VA Book talk, Attack Them at Daylight and Whip Them, the Battle of Shiloh, at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond. 1 pm. Free with site admission. acwm.org
17 PA “An Evening with the Painting,” a special behind-the-scenes look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 5-7 pm. $20/adult. Reservations: gettysburgfoundation.org
17 MD Historic house tours, “Thomas House,” at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono
17-18 KY Living history, “Battery Hooper Civil War Days,” camp and demonstrations at the Ramage Civil War Museum, 1402 Highland Drive, Fort Wright. facebook.com/BatteryHooperCivilWarDays
17-18 VA Living history, infantry camp and demonstrations at the Manassas National Battlefield. Free. nps.gov/mana
18 KS Living history walking tour of the Black Jack (1856 John Brown) battlefield near Baldwin. 4 pm. Free. blackjackbattlefield.org/events.html
21 MD Lecture, “The Tale UnTwisted: George McClellan and the Discovery of Lee’s Lost Orders, September 13, 1862,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series
23 VA Car-caravan tour, “‘A Very Formidable Barrier’: Showdown on the Qpequon,” 10 am-noon. Free but registration required: shenandoahatwar.org
24 TN Walking tour, “Hallowed Ground,” at the Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro. 7 pm. Free. Registration a must. More info: nps.gov/stri (click “Hallowed Ground” on homepage).
24 VA Car-caravan tour, “Second Battle of Deep Bottom (Fussells’s Mill),” southeast of Richmond. 9 am-12:30 pm. $30/includes lunch. petebattlefields.org
24 VA Bus tour, “The Art of War: The Civil War Sketches of James E. Taylor,” includes Millwood, Berryville and Winchester. Leaves from 1461 Atoka Road, Marshall. 9 am-3 pm. $60/lunch included. mosbyheritagearea.org/events/taylortour
24 VA Ranger program, “Civil War Photographers: Risking Their Lives to Reveal the Realities of War,” at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 2 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
24 NC Living history, “Life on Campaign,” at the Bentonville Battlefield near Four Oaks. Camps and demonstrations open 10 am. Free. historicsites.nc.gov/events/life-campaign-summer-living-history-bentonville-battlefield
24 MD Ranger program, “Enslavement in the Free State: The Story of L’Hermitage,” the history of a French/Caribbean plantation on what became the Monocacy battlefield at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 10 am at the Best Farm. Free. nps.gov/mono
24-25 MD Civil War-era photography demonstrations at the Newcomer House, on the Antietam battlefield, 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, near Keedysville. Demos, hands-on activities and more. 11 am-4:30 pm. Register: eventbrite.com/e/porch-program-wet-plate-photography-childrens-sun-print-activity-tickets-66237918397
24-25 MD Living history, Confederate artillery and infantry camps and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
24-25 VA Anniversary tours, “Battle of Kettle Run,” at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park in Bristow. 1-4 pm. $5. 703-366-3049.
25 VA Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete
28 MD Lecture, “People and Places at Antietam,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2019/01/2019-civil-war-lecture-series
30 VA Campfire program, “Shepherdstown Comes to Manassas,” special hospital program at Ben Lomond, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 7:30 pm. $5. 703-367-7872.
31-Sept 1 CA Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at the Huntington Central Park, in Huntington. Camps, music and demonstrations open 10 am Saturday and 9 am Sunday (church service). Battles at 1:30 and 4 pm Saturday, 11 am and 2 pm Sunday. Free. hbhistory.org/civilwar
31-Sept 1 OR Reenactment, “Battle for Clatsop County,” at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds in Astoria. Camps, demonstrations and battles. More info: nwcwc.net/battle-for-clatsop-county.html
31-Sept 1 VA Living history, camp and demonstrations at the Fredericksburg battlefield (Sunken Road and Mayre’s Heights). 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. Campfire program 7:30 pm Saturday night. Free. nps.gov/frsp
31-Sept 1 VA Anniversary living history camps and demonstrations at the Manassas National Battlefield. Free. nps.gov/mana