May

Reenactments, live-fire competition, tours of several kinds: MAY 2018

Updated 18 Jan 2018


5  MO  Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Wornall House, 6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City. 9 am-3 pm. $5. wornallmajors.org

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  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  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

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  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.

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

17-20  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

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  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

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

26-27  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

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 Tour, “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty — Chickamauga Medal of Honor Recipients,” at the Chickamauga Battlefield NMP. 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch


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