July

Civil War river cruise, music, bike rides and Gettysburg: JULY 2018

Updated 21 June 2018


1  VA  Anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Malvern Hill at the battlefield, 9175 Willis Church Road, near Richmond. Special tours and living history. nps.gov/rich

1-3 PA Anniversary activities including special tours and living history at the Gettysburg NMP. Free. nps.gov/gett

2-4  MS  Anniversary activities at the Vicksburg NMP including living history representing both sides of the siege. Special program at surrender site 4 pm Tuesday and Wednesday. Free with park admission. nps.gov/vick

4  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

4  MD  Lecture, “Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth & Machination,” 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

5-8  PA  Reenactment, “Gettysburg,” annual big event in Gettysburg. Camps, demonstrations and programs all weekend. Battles each day. Daily pass $35/adult, four-day ticket $90. Schedule, details: gettysburgreenactment.com

6  VA  Walking tour, “Evolution of a Park: Saunders Field,” meets at the Wilderness Battlefield exhibit shelter, 353247 Constitution Highway, west of Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

7  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

7  LA  Walking tour, “Fort Babcock,” at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 10 am. Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.

7  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

7 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

VA  Tour, “Historic Point of Rocks,” meets at Dodd Park, 201 Enon Church Road, Chester. 10 am-noon. $7. chesterfieldhistory.com/upcoming-events

7  PA  Anniversary activities at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park, off Route 16 near Blue Ridge Summit. Details, directions: montereypassbattlefield.org/events

7 MD  “Salute to Independence,” annual concert and fireworks at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. 7:30-10 pm.Visitor center, some park roads close 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/anti

7-8  MD  Anniversary activities at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Living history, kids’ activities, ranger talks. 9 am-3:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono

7-8 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

8  LA  Anniversary commemoration of the surrender of Port Hudson. Living history and special programs at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 1-3 pm Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.

9  MD  Car-caravan tour of the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 9-11:30 am. Free. nps.gov/mono

11  IL  “Tales from the Vault — Civil War Music,” special exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. 12:30-1:30 pm. Free with admission. presidentlincoln.org

11  MD  Lecture, “Ethnics in the Confederacy at Sharpsburg,” 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

13  VA  Walking tour, “Hospitals and Forgotten Graves in the Wilderness: The Carpenter Farm,” meets at the Walton League, 12400 Herndon Road, Fredericksburg. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

13  VA  Car-caravan tour, “The Remnants of the Stonewall Brigade,” on the Cedar Creek battlefield. Meets at the NPS Contact Station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 7-9 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

13-15  WV  Living history, timeline event in Beverly, part of the Beverly Heritage Days. Civil War camp plus Sunday afternoon skirmish. Free. beverlyheritagecenter.org

14  OK  Walking tours, “Honey Springs Battlefield,” begin at the park visitor center, 101601 S 4232 Road, near Checotah. Guided tours 9 am-5 pm. Anniversary memorial service, talk 10:30 am-noon. Free. okhistory.org/calendar/location/honey-springs-battlefield

14  LA   Lecture, “Union Warships of the Red River Campaign,” at the Mansfield State Historic Site near Mansfield. 2 pm. Free with site admission. 318-872-1474.

14  TN  “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tours of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 7:30 and 7:45 pm. Free. Reservation info: nps.gov/stri (click calendar).

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

14  NC  “Photography in the Civil War,” special program at CSS Neuse State Historic Site in Kinston. Exhibit 10 am-4 pm. Demos 11 am and 2 pm. Free with site admission. nchistoricsites.org/neuse/neuse.htm

14 PA Walking tour, “The Fight on the First Day at the THREE Railroad Cuts,” at the Gettysburg NMP. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. 9 am-noon or 1-4 pm. $40 per session. Register: gettysburgfoundation.org

14  PA  Living history and special tours. “Civil War Saturday,” at Fort Mifflin, 6400 Hog Island Road, near Philadelphia. 10 am-4 pm. $10/adult. fortmifflin.us

14  VA  Lecture, “CSS Arkansas,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

14  VA  “A Reconstruction Headquarters and Its Commanders,” special program at the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond. 2 pm. $10. acwm.org

14  VA  Van tour, “Hampton’s Cattle Raid,” leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 8 am-4 pm. $50. Registration, more info: leehall.org

14  VA  Car-caravan tour, “Prelude to First Manassas,” begins at Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 9 am-noon. $20/vehicle. 703-367-7872.

14-15  VA  Living history, Civil War medical demonstrations at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. 10:30 am-3 pm. Free with park admission. pamplinpark.org

14-15  WV  Living history, “Giving Aid and Comfort,” medical weekend at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

18  MD  Lecture, “The Battle of Bentonville,” 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

20  VA  Walking tour, “Absolutely Hopeless: May 18 at Spotsylvania,” meets at the Bloody Angle stop (Stop 3) on the Spotsylvania battlefield near Spotsylvania Court House. 7 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

21  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

21  LA  Ranger program, “In Search of your Civil War Ancestors,” at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.

21  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

21 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

21  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

21  VA  Car-caravan tour, “Battle of Dinwiddie Courthouse,” begins at the Historic Court House in Dinwiddie. 9 am-2 pm. $30/includes lunch. Details, registration: petebattlefields.org

21  VA  First battle anniversary activities at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Ranger programs, tours and living history. 8:30 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/mana

21  VA  Walking tour of Fort Huger, a Confederate fort on the James River, 15080 Talcott Terrace, near Smithfield. 10 am. historicisleofwight.com

21  VA  Walking tour, “Battle of Smithfield,” begins at the Isle of Wight Museum, 103 Main St, Smithfield. 2 pm. historicisleofwight.com

21  MD  Canoe/kayak tour through the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Guided tour on the Monocacy River. More info, pricing: recreater.com

21  MD  Lecture, “The Civil War Through an Artist’s Eyes,” at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 4 pm. Free. surrattmuseum.org

21-22 WV  Living history, “‘I Will Follow Them to the Death’: Sheridan’s Soldiers, 1864,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

21-22  VA  Anniversary activities, Second Battle of Kernstown, at the Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Drive, south of Winchester. kernstownbattle.org

21-22  VA  Living history, artillery and infantry camps and demonstrations at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. 11 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/mana

21-22  VA  “Ben Lomond Civil War Hospital Weekend,” living history, talks and tours at Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 10 am-4 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free for daytime activities. Saturday evening luminary $5. 703-367-7872.

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

24-29  PA Seminar and tours, “Roads to Gettysburg,” based in Chambersburg. Lectures and tours. Complete package $745. civilwarseminars.org

25  MD  Lecture, “O.T. Reilly: Sharpsburg Relics and Remembrances,” 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

27  VA  Walking tour, “Legends, Lives, and Stone: Fredericksburg in Stories and Granite,” meets at the Fredericksburg battlefield visitor center, 1013 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg. nps.gov/frsp

27  VA  Walking tour, “‘Stirring times’: Harrisonburg During the Civil War.” 10 am-noon. Free. Registration, exact tour location: 540-740-4545 or shenandoahatwar.org

28  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

28  TN  “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tours of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 7:30 and 7:45 pm. Free. Reservation info: nps.gov/stri (click calendar).

28  KY  “Reenactors Riverboat Cruise,” on the Ohio River. Boards at 101 Riverboat Road, Newport (across the river from Cincinnati). Reenactors and living historians only. 5-9:30 pm. $75. Details facebook.com/events/259691491101862

28  VA  Conference, “The Rise and Fall of Confederate Icons,” at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. Begins 9 am. Details: shenandoahatwar.org

28-29  IL  Reenactment at Four Seasons Park, Finley Road, Lombard. Camps, demonstrations and music all weekend. Battles each day. $5. Details, map: lombardscivilwar.weebly.com

28-29  MD  Living history, “Union Artillery Weekend,” at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Camp with demos 11 am and 1, 2 and 3 pm Saturday, 11 am, 1 pm Sunday. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti


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