May 2020

Reenactments in OR, CA, VA, WV and GA, Gettysburg bus tour, Memorial Day events, more

| Updated 22 March 2020 |


1-3 WV Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at the Barboursville City Park in Barboursville. Lectures 7 pm, night cannon firing 9:15 pm Friday. Living history camps and demonstrations begin at 9 am Saturday and Sunday. Battles at 1 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. Free. facebook page or 304-690-5245.

2  GA  Tour, “The Food that Fueled the Civil War & Built America,” at the Chickamauga Battlefield. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

2-3  VA  Living history, anniversary camp and demonstrations at the Chancellorsville Battlefield visitor center, 9001 Plank Road, Spotsylvania. 9 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

8  VA Tour, “‘Shells Went Through the House,’ Civil War Lexington,” a “Fridays at the Front” tour in Lexington. 10 am-noon. Free. Registration required. Details: shenandoahatwar.org

8-9 VA|PA Bus tour, “‘Plenty of Blame to go around’ JEB Stuart and the Gettysburg Campaign,” sponsored by the Mosby Heritage Area in Middleburg. Details: mosbyheritagearea.org

9  VA  Walking tour, “Spotsylvania: Homeplaces,” 4.1-mile “Fit-History Hike,” led by Fredericksburg NMP ranger. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp

9  MD  Lecture, “Clara Jones: A Forgotten Civil War Nurse,” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

9  PA Lecture, “The Civil War in a Global Context,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

9-10  PA  Heritage Trail Hike on the Gettysburg battlefield. 15-mile guided walks follow the “Billy Yank” and “Johnny Reb” trails. Begins at 9 am both days at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. $110. Details: cart.gettysburgfoundation.org/12080

15  VA  Tour, Director’s Tour of the New Market Battlefield. 2-4 pm. More info, registration: vmi.edu/museums-and-archives/virginia-museum-of-the-civil-war/events

15-17  KY  Reenactment, “Battle of Sacramento,” on the historic battlefield near Sacramento. Living history day Friday. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-8 pm Saturday, 10 am-1 pm Sunday. Battle Sunday 1:30 pm. battleofsac.com

16  VA  Walking tour and music at Fort Ward in Alexandria. Fort tour 11 am-12:30 pm. Brass band Civil War concert 2 pm. Free. fortward.org

16-17   Reenactment, “House on the Metolius,” near Camp Sherman. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. $8/adult plus parking fee. Directions: nwcwc.net/house-on-the-metolius.html

16-17  GA  Reenactment, “Battle of Resaca,” just north of Resaca on U.S. 41. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-6 pm Saturday, 9 am-5 pm Sunday. Battles at 2 pm each day. $5/adult. georgiadivision.org/bor_reenactment.html

16-17 NY Living history, “Artillery School,” at Old Fort Niagara, 102 Morrow Plaza, Youngstown. Free with site admission. More info: reynoldsbattery.org

16-17  VA  Reenactment, “Battle of New Market,” annual event on the historic battlefield in New Market. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-5 pm with battles each day. $10. vmi.edu/museums-and-archives/virginia-museum-of-the-civil-war/events

16-17  VA  Anniversary living history, ranger programs and tours at the Drewry’s Bluff Unit of the Richmond NBP, 7600 Fort Darling Road, Richmond. 9 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich

23  WV  Living history, “Defend and Protect: Arming America’s Soldiers,” tours and demonstrations at the Harpers Ferry NHP. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

23 TN Living history and music, cannon demonstrations and concert at the Shiloh NMP. Concert begins 5:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/shil

23  GA  Memorial Day Commemoration with living history and tours at the Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. 10 am-3 pm. $9. explore.gastateparks.org/events?p=24

23  GA  Living history, artillery demonstrations on the Chickamauga Battlefield. Demos at 10:30 and 11:30 am and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

23    Lecture, “A Star Ascendant: The Rise of John H. Morgan,” at the Clooney Center, 114 Bracken St, Augusta. 2 pm. Free. civilwaraugusta.org/events

23  NC  Living history, “The American Soldier Through the Ages,” Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm. $5/adult. bennettplacehistoricsite.com/special-events

23  PA  “Encounter with History, Secrets of the Cyclorama,” in Gettysburg. Includes indoor program plus bus and walking tours and special tour of the painting. 1-7 pm. $110. cart.gettysburgfoundation.org/12071/12075

23 VA  Lecture, “Civil War Siege of Yorktown,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

23-24  VA  Anniversary walking tours of the Totopotomoy Creek battlefield, 7273 Studley Road, near Mechanicsville. 11 am and 1 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich

23-24 MD Living history, infantry camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Demos 11 am and 1 and 3 pm Saturday, 11 am and 1 pm Sunday. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

23-24  MD  Living history, medical talks and demonstrations at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. Free with admission. civilwarmed.org

23-25    Reenactment at the Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton. Living history camps and demonstrations, night camp tour plus attacks on train. More info: roaringcamp.com/events#334

24   Memorial Day service with talk, living history and music at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

25 TN Memorial Day ceremony, talks and music at the Shiloh National Cemetery on the Shiloh NMP. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/shil

25  MD  Memorial Day commemoration at the Antietam National Cemetery near Sharpsburg. 11 am. Free. nps.gov/anti

25  VA  Memorial Day program at the Fort Harrison National Cemetery, 8620 Varina Road, near Richmond. Noon. Free. nps.gov/rich

29 VA  Lunch discussion, “Irvin McDowell, USA,” at the Mariners’ Park Cafe in the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 12:30 pm. Discussion is free. marinersmuseum.org

30  GA  Anniversary living history and civilian program at the Battle of Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site near Dallas. 9 am-4 pm. $6/adult. explore.gastateparks.org/info/214024?c=17413216

30  VA  Bike tour of the Cold Harbor Battlefield. Five-mile guided tour begins at the visitor center, 5515 Anderson Wright Drive, near Mechanicsville. Bike and helmet required. 9-11 am. Free. nps.gov/rich

30 VA  Lecture, “Stephen Russell Mallory, CSN,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

30-31 PA Reenactment, “Pennypacker Mills,” at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville. Camps, music, talks and demonstrations 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles each day. $2 donations suggested. ppmcivilwar.org