December 2019

Reenactments and more

Updated 25 May 2019


6-7  KS  Candlelight tour at Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott. Tours highlight various historical periods including “Bleeding Kansas” and Civil War. Tours leave every 15 minutes 6:30-9 pm. Tickets, more info: nps.gov/fosc

7  MD   Annual Memorial Illumination at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Driving tour featuring 23,000 candles. Begins 6 pm. Expect delays, long lines. Visitor center closes 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/anti

NC  Living history, “A Civil War Christmas,” at the Bentonville Battlefield near Four Oaks. Opens 10 am. Free. historicsites.nc.gov/events/civil-war-christmas-bentonville-battlefield-0

7  VA  Living history, “Christmas on the Farm,” 1864 at the Bushong Farm on the New Market battlefield in New Market. 10 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. vmi.edu/museums-and-archives/virginia-museum-of-the-civil-war/events

7  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

7-8   WV  Living history, “Captain Flagg’s US Quartermaster City, 1864: Prospects for Peace,” at the Harpers Ferry NHP. 11 am-5 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

14  GA  Living history, “Winter Muster,” at Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. Camps, demonstrations and skirmishes 10 am-5 pm. “Final assault” at 5 pm. $9. explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=24

14  GA  Living history, “Christmas at the Cabin,” Civil War holiday civilian life with Civil War Santa at the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=36

14  VA  Lecture, “Major General John Bankhead Magruder,”at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with $1 museum admission. marinersmuseum.org

14  NC  Living history and candlelight tour, “Christmas in the Piedmont,” at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm. Candlelight tour 6-8 pm. $3/adult. historicsites.nc.gov/events?tid_1=4

14  MD  “Museums by Candlelight,” special programs, exhibits in Frederick museums. Noon-5 pm. visitfrederick.org