October 2018

Civil War reenactments, live-fire demos, seminars and more: OCTOBER 2018

Updated 19 Sept 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 PA Special program, “An Evening with the Painting,” special tour of the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP. 6 pm. $20/adult. Register: gettysburgfoundation.org

6  VA  Van tour, “Decision at Tom’s Brook,” half-day tour begins at the Mt. Jackson Center, 5300 Main St, Mt. Jackson. 9 am. $65. Registration: tourshenandoahbattlefields.com

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  MS  Living history commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Corinth at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth. Camps and demonstrations open 9 am each day. Free. nps.gov/shil

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  Living history at the Fairview site (NPS Stop 10) on the Chancellorsville battlefield west of Fredericksburg. First-person visitor experience 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. nps.gov/frsp

6-7  VA  Seminar, “Longstreet in Richmond,” sponsored by The Longstreet Society. Tours an lectures. Details: longstreet.org

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  AR  Living history, artillery camp and demonstrations at the Pea Ridge NMP. Demos 11 am, noon, and 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/peri

13  GA   Candle Lantern Tours of Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. 7-9 pm. Free with park admission. gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister

13  OH  Conference, “Buckeyes in Blue, Ohio Soldiers in the Shenandoah Valley,” at the R.B. Hayes Presidential Library in Fremont. 10 am-5 pm. $30. shenandoahatwar.org

13  VA  Walking tour, “Chancellorsville: Catherine’s Furnace to Fairview,” 4-mile “Fit-History” tour begins at Stop 6 on the Chancellorsville battlefield west of Fredericksburg. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp

13  PA  Movie and discussion, “Gettysburg,” conversations about and showing on the film’s 25th anniversary at the Majestic Theater in downtown Gettysburg. 5 pm. $25. gettysburgmajestic.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S0H00000Lvaw2UAB

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  Reenactment, “Battle of Droop Mountain,” at the Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park near Hillsboro. Living history camps and demonstrations with battles 2:30 pm Saturday, 1:30 pm Sunday. battleofdroopmountain.com/2018-droop-mountain

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.

19  VA Car-caravan tour, “Sabers and Spencers: Custer and the Cavalry at Cedar Creek.” Meets at the NPS Contact Station, 7712 Main St, in Middletown. 4-6 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

19-21  VA  Symposium. “First Ladies of the Civil War,” at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg. $339 includes some meals. Optional tour extra. Details: pamplinpark.org

20  LA  “International Archaeology Day,” show and tell at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 2 pm. Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.

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  FL  Living history, camps and demonstrations at the Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, 601 Howard England Way, Key West. 10 am-2 pm. Free with park admission. floridastateparks.org/park-events/Fort-Taylor

20  DC/WV/MD  Bus tour, “Road to Abolition: Harpers Ferry and Antietam,” a Smithsonian tour. Begins at 550 C St SW, Washington. 8 am-6:45 pm. $190. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).

20  VA  Lecture, “USS Cairo,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

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

26  MO  “U.S. Grant Symposium,” at Graceland Mansion, 501 S Muldrow St, Mexico. Talks and documentary film 9:45 am-5 pm. usgranttrail.org/symposium

26  NC  “Espionage Dinner Theater,” women spies in the Civil War, at the CSS Neuse State Historic Site in Kinston. 6 pm. $15/adult. nchistoricsites.org/neuse/neuse.htm

27  MO  Living history, “Spirit of the Civil War,” in Lexington. Multiple living history locations including candlelight hospital tours at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site. 11 am-10 pm. mostateparks.com/park/battle-lexington-state-historic-site

27  GA  Living history, “U.S. Grant,” at the Piedmont Hotel, 827 Maple St, Gainesville. 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Details: longstreet.org

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  PA Program, bus and walking tour, “The Midnight Fight at Monterey Pass,” sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. Program begins 10 am at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center, event continues at battle site. $110. gettysburgfoundtaion.org

27  VA  Walking tour, “Chancellorsville History Trail,” 3.5-mile “Fit History” tour begins at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center west of Fredericksburg. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp

27  VA  Walking tour, Civil War tour of Stephens City (Newtown). Begins at the Newtown History Center, 5408 Main St, Stephens City. 10:30 am. $5. newtownhistorycenter.org/events

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

28  LA  “Thy Soldier Brave is Sleeping,” Civil War burial practices program at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 11 am, 1 and 3 pm. Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.

28  VA  Living history, artillery demonstrations, at the Petersburg National Battlefield. 1-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/pete

31-Nov 4  WV  Reenactment, “Guyandotte Civil War Days.” Details: thunderinthevillage.com

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