Civil War reenactments, seminars and more: OCTOBER 2018
Updated 4 March 2018
3-7 VA Living history, “Fall Nationals,” live-fire competition from the North-South Skirmish Association, at Fort Shenandoah near Winchester. Free for spectators. n-ssa.org
5-7 VA Conference and tour, “Battle of Antietam,” a Mosby Heritage Area annual event based in Middleburg. Details: mosbyheritagearea.org
6 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
6 VA “Women Preserving the Confederate Memory,” special program at the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond. 2 pm. $10. acwm.org
6-7 KY Reenactment, “Battle of Perryville,” on the battlefield near Perryville. Camps and demonstrations plus battles. perryvillebattlefield.org
6-7 MD Living history at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Artillery and infantry camps withe demos 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm Saturday, 11 am and 1 pm Sunday. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti
6-7 VA Reenactment, annual event at the Jeb Stuart Birthplace, 1091 Ararat Highway, Ararat. Details: jebstuart.com
6-7 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
7 GA Living history, “Civil War Music,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo
10-14 DC|MD Seminar and tours, “Lincoln’s City & Booth Escape Tour,” lectures and a variety of tours. Complete details: civilwarseminars.org
13 GA Candle Lantern Tours of Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. 7-9 pm. Free with park admission. gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister
13 PA Guided hike at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park, off Route 16 near Blue Ridge Summit. 2-4 pm. Free. Details, directions: montereypassbattlefield.org/events
13 MD Living history, “Infantry Day,” camp and demonstrations at the Monocacy National Battlefield. Demos at 10 and 11 am; noon; and 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono
13-14 IL Reenactment, “Shadows in Blue and Gray,” at City County Park in Princeton. Camps open 9 am each day with battles 3 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. Details, directions: shadowsbluegray.com
13-14 WV Living history, “Reacting to the Raid: Local Militia and the US Marines,” John Brown’s Raid programs at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
13-14 VA Anniversary activities, “Battle of Bristoe Station,” at the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park,10707 General Kirkland Drive, Bristow. Tours 11 am-4 pm with Saturday evening living history luminary at 7 pm Saturday. $5. 703-366-3049.
20 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
20 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
20 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.
20-21 KY Reenactment, “Camp Wildcat,” at the site off exit 49, I-75. Camps and demonstrations open 10 am each day. Battles at 2 pm each day. Free, donations accepted. Details, directions: wildcatreenactment.com
20-21 VA Reenactment, “Battle of Cedar Creek,” on the historic battlefield south of Middletown. Details: ccbf.us
27 TN Living history, “Knocking the Lid off the Cracker Box — Brown’s Ferry,” at the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District (Brown’s Ferry Federal Rd.) in Chattanooga. 11 am, 1 and 2:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch
27 VA “Spirits of Liberia,” includes Civil war characters, at Liberia, 8601 Portner, Manassas. Tours 6, 7 and 8 pm. $15. manassasmuseum.org
27 VA “Spirits of New Market,” scary living history tours of the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park in New Market. 7-10 pm. $10/adult. 866-515-1864.
27 VA House tours, “Hospital Horrors,” scary tours of Ben Lomond Historic Site, 1861 Confederate hospital, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 7-9:30 pm. $10. Registration suggested. 703-367-7872.
27-28 KY Reenactment, “Battle of Leatherwood,” in Cornettsville. Camps and demonstrations with battles each day. Details, directions: battleofleatherwood.com
27-28 TN Living history, “Artillery Saves the Days at Stones River,” at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Demos 11 am, 1, 2 and 3 pm Saturday; 11 am and 1 pm Sunday. Free. nps.gov/stri
27-28 WV Living history, “Under Fire: Hold the High Ground, 1862,” at Boliver Heights, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Camp 11 am-4 pm. Demonstrations 1,2 and 3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe
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