July

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

Updated 17 April 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  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

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

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

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  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  “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  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

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  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

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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