August

Civil War living history, music, lantern tours: AUGUST 2018

Updated 17 April 2018


4  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

4  AL   Anniversary commemoration, “Battle of Mobile Day,” special talks, tours, living history at the Fort Morgan State Historic Site, west of Gulf Shores. 9 am-3 pm. Free with admission. fort-morgan.org

4  VA  Panel discussion, “From Individuals to Symbols of Memory,” at the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond. 2 pm. $10. acwm.org

4-5  WV  Living history, “Under Fire: Hold the High Ground, 1862,” at Boliver Heights, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Camp 11 am-4 pm. Demonstrations 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

4-5 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

5  GA  Living history, “Civil War Music,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

10  VA  Car-caravan tour, “‘Battle and Bushwhackers’: The Page Valley During the Civil War.” 10 am-noon. Free. Registration, exact tour location: 540-740-4545 or shenandoahatwar.org

10-11 PA Gettysburg Music Muster at the Gettysburg NMP. Music throughout the park and in town. Free. nps.gov/gett

11  TN  Living history and talks, “‘Something Was Up’: The Final Fight at McFadden’s Ford,” at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Camp and demonstrations. Free. nps.gov/stri

11  TN  “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tours of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 7:15 and 7:45 pm. Free. Reservation info: nps.gov/stri (click calendar).

11  MD  Living history, “Infantry Day,” camp and demonstrations at the Monocacy National Battlefield. Demos at 10 and 11 am; noon; and 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono

11  VA  Candlelight tour of Ben Lomond Historic Site, 1861 Confederate hospital, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 8-9 pm. $10. 703-367-7872.

11 VA Living history, “The Long March North to Gettysburg,” Confederate and Union camps at Mt. Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. 9 am-5 pm. Free. novaparks.com/parks/mt-zion-historic-park

11-12  MN  Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at Hiawatha Pageant Park in Pipestone. Camps open 8 am-9 pm Saturday, 8 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles at 3 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. pipestoneminnesota.com/cwd/visitorinfo

11-12 GA Living history, “North Carolinians at Chickamauga,” at the Chickamauga Battlefield NBP. Camp and demonstrations. Free. nps.gov/chch

11-12 MD  Living history at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Infantry demos 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm Saturday, 11 am and 1 pm Sunday. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

17-18  KY  Living history, “Battery Hooper Days,” at the Ramage Civil War Museum, 1402 Highland Ave, Fort Wright. Details: fortwright.com/?c=article&l=en&s=welcome-to-the-civil-war-museum&id=38

18  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

18 GA Ranger-guided bike ride of the Chickamauga Battlefield NMP. 9:30-11:30 am. Free. Loaner bikes available, call 706-866-9241 for reservations. nps.gov/chch

18  VA  Bus tour, “Second Manassas,” sites related to the 1862 battle. Leaves from the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park,10707 General Kirkland Drive, Bristow. 8:30 am-4 pm. $70. Reservations, more info: 703-366-3049.

18-19  IL  Reenactment, “Galesburg Heritage Days,” at Lake Storey Park in Galesburg. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. Free. galesburgheritagedays.org

19  GA  Living history, “Civil War Music,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

24-26  VA  Second battle anniversary programs at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. In-depth walking tours and weekend living history (11 am-5 pm). Free. nps.gov/mana

25  MO  Living history, “Artillery at Wilson’s Creek,” at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Camp and demonstrations. 11 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/wicr

 

25  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

25  TN  “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tours of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 7:15 and 7:45 pm. Free. Reservation info: nps.gov/stri (click calendar).

25 TN Living history, artillery demonstrations at Point Park, Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. Demos at 11:30 am, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. $7 park admission. nps.gov/chch

25  PA  Talks, hike, “”The African-American History of Monterey Pass,” at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park, off Route 16 near Blue Ridge Summit. 10 am-4 pm. Free. Details, directions: montereypassbattlefield.org/events

25  VA  Car-caravan tour, “Battle of Bull Run Bridge,” sites related to this 1862 prelude to Second Manassas. Begins at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park,10707 General Kirkland Drive, Bristow. 8-11 am. $20/vehicle.

25-26  MI  Reenactment, “Civil War Muster,” at Cascades Falls Park, Brown St, Jackson. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. Directions, schedule: civilwarmuster.org

25-26  MD   Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Artillery demos 11 am and 1 pm Saturday. Artillery and infantry demos 11 am and 1 pm. Sunday. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

25-26  VA  Anniversary walking tours, “Battle of Kettle Run,” prelude to Second Manassas, at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park,10707 General Kirkland Drive, Bristow. 1-4 pm. $5. 703-366-3049.


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