August

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

Updated 20 August 2018


1  MD  Lecture, “The Last Army of the Republic: the Myth of the Unused Reserves at the Battle of Antietam,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2018/01/2018-civil-war-lecture-series

3  VA  Ranger program, “Hartwood Church Inside and Out,” meets at the church, 50 Hartwood Road, north of Fredericksburg. nps.gov/frsp

4  AR  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Pea Ridge NMP. Demos 11 am, noon, and 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/peri

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   MD  Special program, “‘Not Respectable’ — The Enterprising Women of Civil War Frederick,” at the National Musuem of the Civil War. 3 pm. “Pay what you please” event. Registration: 301-695-1864.

4  MD  Lecture, “The USCT in the Civil War,” at Tolson’s Chapel, 111 E High St, Sharpsburg. 2 pm. Free. 240-452-7389.

4  PA  Free admission to the Cyclorama, film and museum at the Gettysburg NMP on Ford Family Day, plus hike, music and more. 8 am-6 pm. cart.gettysburgfoundation.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2613

4 PA Special program, “An Evening with the Painting,” special tour of the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP. 6 pm. $20/adult. Register: gettysburgfoundation.org

4  VA  Tour, “Behind the Scenes of the USS Monitor Collection,” at the Mariners’s Museum in Newport News. 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

4  VA  Campfire program, “No One Path to Freedom,” at Chatham Plantation, 120 Chatham Lane, across the river from downtown Fredericksburg. 8 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

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  MD  Living history, “Twilight’s Last Gleaming,” artillery demonstrations at Gathland State Park near Burkittsville. 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Free. 301-432-0452.

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

8  MD  Lecture, “Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney: Beyond Dred Scott,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2018/01/2018-civil-war-lecture-series

10  MO  Anniversary activities at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield near Springfield. Program begins 10 am. Ray House tours 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/wicr

10  VA  Walking tour, “Distinguished Gallantry: Medals of Honor at Slaughter Pen Farm,” meets at the Farm, 11190 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

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  OK  Lecture, “The Battle of Honey Springs,” at Fort Towson Historic Site in Fort Towson. 1-3 pm. Free. okhistory.org/calendar/event/second-saturday1

11  MS  Walking tour, “Downtown Corinth,” begins a the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/shil

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  Tour, “Behind the Scenes of the USS Monitor Collection,” at the Mariners’s Museum in Newport News. 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

11  VA  Van tour, “Howlett Line,” begins at Henricus Historical Park, 252 Henricus Park Road, Chester. 9 am-1 pm. $15. chesterfieldhistory.com/upcoming-events

11  VA  Lecture, “The Sloop of War CSS Alabama in Combat,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

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

14  MD  Book talk, Five for Freedom: the African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army, at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 7 pm. Free. civilwarmed.org Buy Book

15  MD  Lecture, “The Heaviest Blow Yet Given the Confederacy: The Emancipation Proclamation Changes the Civil War,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2018/01/2018-civil-war-lecture-series

17  VA  “Civil War Conversation,” casual talk with an expert at Fort Collier, 922 Martinsburg Pike, Winchester. 10 am. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

17  VA  Living history and talk, “‘When the conflict is ended mercy again asserts itself’ Treating the Wounded at Cedar Creek,” meets at St. Thomas Church, 7854 Church St, Middletown. 7-9 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

17-18  KS  Bus and walking tours, music, kids’ activities and more commemorating the anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid in Lawrence. See watkinsmuseum.org for complete schedule.

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  OK  Lecture, “Choctaw and Chickasaw Involvement in the Civil War and the Battle of Honey Springs,” at the Honey Springs Battlefield visitor center, 101601 S 4232 Road, Checotah. 1 pm. Free. okhistory.org/calendar/event/choctaw-chickasaw-civil-war

18  AR  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Pea Ridge NMP. Demos 11 am, noon, and 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/peri

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  FL  Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, 601 Howard England Way, Key West. 10 am-2 pm. Free with park admission. floridastateparks.org/park-events/Fort-Taylor

18 PA Bus, walking tour, “O.O. Howard and Gettysburg,” at the Gettysburg NMP. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. 9 am-noon or 1-4 pm. $40 per session. Register: gettysburgfoundation.org

18  VA  Tour, “Behind the Scenes of the USS Monitor Collection,” at the Mariners’s Museum in Newport News. 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

18  VA  Walking tour, “Legends, Lives, and Stone: Fredericksburg in Stories and Granite,” at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery near the NPS visitor center. 6:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

18  VA  Lantern-light, living history walking tour, “Using a County Seat to View the Civil War,” begins 7:30 pm at 32 E Main St, Berryville. $15/adult. mosbyheritagearea.org

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

18-19  MD  Living history, “The Wig-Wags: Communication During the Civil War at Washington Monument State Park near Boonsboro. 10 am-4 pm. Parking fee. 301-432-0452.

18-19  VA  Living history, “Technological Innovation,” demonstrations at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 10:30 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. pamplinpark.org

18-19  WV  Reenactment, “Battle of Dry Creek,” at the Greenbrier State Forest near Caldwell. Camps open 10 am. Skirmish 2:30 pm Saturday, full reenactment 1:30 pm. Sunday. Free. battleofdroopmountain.com/2018-battle-of-dry-creek

18-20  VA  Winchester Civil War Weekend with living history programs, tours, book signings and more. Complete schedule: visitwinchesterva.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

19  VA  Car-caravan tour, “Monuments & Signs: Silent Sentinels on the Cedar Creek Battlefield,” begins at the NPS visitor contact station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 9-11 am. Free. nps.gov/cebe

19-20  KY  “Battery Hooper Civil War Days,” at the Ramage Civil War Museum, Battery Hooper Park, 1402 Highlands Ave, Fort Wright. Military and civilian camps and demonstrations, hospital set-up, lectures, book sale and more. Free. facebook.com/Battery-Hooper-Civil-War-Days-226734570681201

22  MD  Lecture, “Zouaves, the First and the Bravest,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2018/01/2018-civil-war-lecture-series

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 and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. $7 park admission. nps.gov/chch

25  DC  Bike ride, “Lincoln’s Commute,” guided bicycle tour recreates Lincoln’s 3-mile commute between his cottage at the Soldier’s Home and the White House. Event includes tour of the Lincoln Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road, and interpretation along the way. Begins 10 am. $30. lincolncottage.org

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  DC/VA  Bus tour, “Strategic Civil War Crossing of the Upper Potomac,” a Smithsonian tour, leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. 8:30 am-5:30 pm. $180. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).

25  VA  Tour, “Behind the Scenes of the USS Monitor Collection,” at the Mariners’s Museum in Newport News. 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

25  VA  Walking tour, Civil War tour of Stephens City (Newtown). Begins at the Newtown History Center, 5408 Main St, Stephens City. 10:30 am. $5. newtownhistorycenter.org/events

25  VA  Bus tour, “The Secret Civil War: Union Spies in Richmond,” hosted by the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 1-4 pm. Free. Registration info: nps.gov/rich

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  KY  Reenactment, “Battle of Richmond,” at the battlefield park in Richmond. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-4 pm. Battles at 2 pm. Night Cannon firing 9 pm Saturday. $10. http://richmondkytourism.com/calendar/

25-26  MI  Reenactment, “Civil War Muster,” at Ella Sharp Park, 2800 Fourth St, Jackson. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-9:30 am Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles at 2 pm 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.

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

29  MD  Lecture, “Sumner and French at Antietam,” at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, 138 W Main St, Sharpsburg. 7 pm. Free. jacob-rohrbach-inn.com/blog/2018/01/2018-civil-war-lecture-series


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