July

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

Updated 19 Jan 2018


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

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

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

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

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 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

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  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.

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

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


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