Reenactments, live-fire competition, tours of several kinds: MAY 2018
Updated 17 April 2018
5 MO Living history, “Civil War Field Day,” at the Wornall House Museum, 6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City. 9 am-3 pm. $5. wornallmajors.org
5 GA “Longstreet Society Bivouac,” living history, artifacts, music and more at the Piedmont Hotel, 827 Maple St, Gainesville. 10 am-4 pm. Free. longstreet.org
5 GA Concert and commentary, “Music in the Civil War,” at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 Decatur Road, Atlanta. 8 pm. $30 402-915-4541.
5 TN “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tours of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 7 and 7:15 pm. Free. Reservation info: nps.gov/stri (click calendar).
5 NC “Civil War Medicine,” living history, displays and special talks, at the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center in Kinston. 9 am-5 pm. Free with admission. nchistoricsites.org/neuse/neuse.htm
5 VA “Jefferson Davis’s Military Aides,” special program at the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond. 2 pm. $10. acwm.org
5 VA Boat tour, “Potomac Blockade,” cruise the sites of the early-war Confederate blockade of Washington DC. Begins at Leesylvania State Park, 2002 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge. 10 am-1 pm. $45. More info, reservations: 703-792-5618.
5-6 AL Reenactment, “Skirmish in the Valley,” at Fiddler’s Green, 3105 Roy Webb Road, Jackonsville. Camps open 10 am each day. Battles at 2 pm each day. $3. fiddlersgreenalabama.com/the-battle
5-6 GA Reenactment, “Battles of Sunshine Church and Griswoldville,” at the Old Clinton Historic District, off Highway 129 near Gray. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. $5/adult. Details, directions: oldclinton.org/war-days-3
5-6 TN Living history, “The 9th Kentucky Assaults Missionary Ridge,” a the Bragg Reservation, Missionary Ridge, in Chattanooga.10-10:45 am and 2-2:45 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
5-6 OH Civil War and Artillery show at the Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 N Home Road, Mansfield. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $7. ohiocivilwarshow.com
5-6 VA Living history, military and civilian camps and demonstrations at Ellwood Manor, 36380 Constitution Highway, near Locust Grove. 10 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp
5-6 WV Living history, “Terrible Swift Sword: Raising a New Army of US Colored Troops,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
5-6 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 VA Lecture, “Supreme Injustice: Slavery and the Nation’s Highest Court,” at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 N Boulevard, Richmond. 5:30 pm. $10. acwm.org
9 NC Living history, “The Summer Before Secession,” tensions rising as militia drills at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site near Four Oaks. 10 am. Free. nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi
11 KY Lecture, “Richard Montgomery Gano,” commanded Texans at the First Battle of Cynthiana, at Rohs Opera House, 133 Pike St, Cynthiana. 2 pm. $5. cynthianabattlefieldsfoundation.org/events
12 MO Living history, “At Home on the Front Lines,” at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site in Lexington. Military and civilian demonstrations. 10 am-4 pm. Free with site admission. 660-259-4654.
12 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
12 DC/PA Bus tour, “Gettysburg 101,” leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. A Smithsonian tour. 8 am-7 pm. $195. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War)
12 MD “Meet the Authors,” at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Author panel discussion/signings with keynote by Ed Bearss. Noon-4:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono
12 VA Living history, “McClanahan’s Battery,” camp and demonstrations at the Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Drive, south of Winchester. 10 am-3:30 pm. kernstownbattle.org
12 VA Lecture, “Confederate Piracy on the High Seas: The Clarence/Tacony/Archer Affair,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with site admission. marinersmuseum.org
12 VA Candlelight tour of Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. Sights and sounds in 1861 Confederate hospital. 8-9 pm. $10. Reservations: 703-367-7872.
12-13 IN Reenactment, “Hartford City Civil War Days,” in Hartford. Living history camps and demonstrations with battles each day. Artillery night firing Saturday. $7/adult day ticket. hartfordcitycwdays.com
13 VA “Mothers’ Day Tribute,” Civil War soldier letters home read 11 am and 2 pm at Ellwood Manor, on the Wilderness battlefield, 36380 Constitution Highway, near Locust Grove. Music between programs. Free. fowb.org
14 VA Lecture, “The Devil’s Half Acre, Shockoe Bottom, and Richmond’s Commemorative Landscape,” at the Capital Ale House, 723 Main St, Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org
15 VA Lecture, “Jubal Early’s Influence After the War,” at Charley’s, 707 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg. 6:30 pm. Free. acwm.org
15 VA Walking tour, “Director’s Tour” of the New Market battlefield. 2-4 pm. Registration required: 866-515-1864.
16-20 VA Living history, “Spring Nationals,” live-fire competition from the North-South Skirmish Association, at Fort Shenandoah near Winchester. Free for spectators. n-ssa.org
17 VA Lecture/reception, “Women Soldiers in the Civil War,” at Historic Tredegar in Richmond. 6 pm/reception, 6:30 pm/lecture. $10. acwm.org
17-20 GA Bus tour, “Atlanta Campaign,” based in Smyrna. $550. Details: civilwartours.org
18-20 KY Reenactment, “Battle of Sacramento,” north of Central City. Friday living history, lantern tour and night artillery firing. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am Friday-Saturday. Battles at 2 pm Saturday, 1:45 pm Sunday. More info, map: battleofsac.com
18-20 VA Living history, North-South Skirmish Association’s live-fire historic weapons competition at Fort Shenandoah near Winchester. Free. Details, directions: n-ssa.org
19 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
19 TN “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tours of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 7 and 7:15 pm. Free. Reservation info: nps.gov/stri (click calendar).
19 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
19 MD Historic house tours at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Rare view of the Best (10 am), Worthington (12:30 pm) and Thomas (3 pm) houses on the battlefield. Free. Space limited. Reservations begin April 21. Call 301-662-3515. Details: nps.gov/mono
19 PA Lecture, tour, “Secession: The Conception, Birth and Infancy of the Confederate States of America,” at the Gettysburg NMP. Lecture followed by walking tour. 9 am-4 pm. $110. cart.gettysburgfoundation.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=1938
19 VA “Fit-History” hike, “In the Weeds: Natural Spotsylvania,” 3.5-mile hike begins at “Bloody Angle,” tour stop 3 on the Spotsylvania Battlefield near Spotsylvania Court House. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp/planyourvisit/hiking.htm
19 VA Walking tour of Fort Huger, a Confederate fort on the James River, 15080 Talcott Terrace, near Smithfield. 10 am. historicisleofwight.com
19 VA Van tour, “Virginia Land & Naval Forces,” leaves from Lee Hall in Newport News. 9 am-3 pm. $45. Registration, more info: leehall.org
19 VA Walking tour, “Battle of Smithfield,” begins at the Isle of Wight Museum, 103 Main St, Smithfield. 2 pm. historicisleofwight.com
19-20 GA Reenactment, “Battle of Resaca,” off I-75 and Chitwood Road near Resaca. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Battles at 2 pm each day. $5. georgiadivision.org/bor_reenactment.html
19-20 PA Reenactment, “Lehigh Valley Civil War Days,” at Whitehall Parkway, in Whitehall. camps and demonstrations open 9 am with battles each day. Night artillery firing Saturday evening. Details: camp-geiger.org
19-20 VA Reenactment, “Battle of New Market” in at the battlefield in New Market. Camps open 10 am-5 pm each day. Battles each day. vmi.edu/museums-and-archives/virginia-museum-of-the-civil-war/events
24 VA Lecture/reception, “When Did the Civil War End?” at the American Civil War Museum in Appomattox. 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm lecture. $10. acwm.org
25 GA Living history, Memorial Day celebration at Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. Military camps and demonstrations, games and more. 9 am-4 pm. Free with site admission. 912-727-2339.
26 LA Walking tour, “Native Guard Battlefield,” at the Port Hudson Historic Site near Jackson. 10 am. Free with site admission. 225-654-3775.
26 AL Living history, “Memorial Day Tribute,” at the Fort Morgan State Historic Site, west of Gulf Shores. 9 am-3 pm. Free with admission. fort-morgan.org
26 GA Living history, “Civil War Music,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo
26 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
26 PA Living history, “5th Texas Infantry,” camp and demonstrations at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 9 am-5 pm. Free with museum admission. nationalcivilwarmuseum.org
26-27 OH Reenactment at the Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Drive, Painesville. Camps and demonstrations 9:30 am-5 pm, 9:30 am-4 pm Sunday. Donations welcome. lakehistorycenter.org
26-27 WV Living history ranger programs and exhibits, “Defend and Protect: Arming American Soldiers,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
26-27 VA Living history, artillery and infantry camps and demonstrations at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Free. nps.gov/mana
26-27 MD Living history, infantry camp and demonstrations at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Demos at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm Saturday, 11 am and 1 pm Sunday. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
26-28 MD Special Memorial Day ranger programs at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. See nps.gov/mono for details and times.
27 TN Memorial Day program at the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 1:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri
27 GA Memorial Day program at the Andersonville National Historic Site near Andersonville. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/ande
27 GA Tour, “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty — Chickamauga Medal of Honor Recipients,” at the Chickamauga Battlefield NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
28 VA Memorial Day observance at Groveton Confederate Cemetery on the Manassas Battlefield. Musket salute and program. Noon. Free. nps.gov/mana
28 MD Memorial Day commemoration at the Monocacy National Cemetery near Sharpsburg. 11 am. Battlefield hike at 1:30 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
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