September 2018

Civil War bus tours, artifacts show and more: SEPTEMBER 2018

Updated 20 Sept 2018


1  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

1  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

1  GA  Living history, Labor 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.

1  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

1 TN Living history, “16th Alabama,” camp and demonstration at Point Park on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. 9:30 am-4 pm. $7/adult park fee. nps.gov/chch

1  VA  Campfire program/living history, “A Sense of History,” meets at the Fredericksburg Battlefield visitor center, 1013 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg. 7:30 pm. Free. nps.gov/frsp

1-2  CA  Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” in Central Park, Gothard Street between Slater and Talbert in Huntington. Camps and demonstrations open 10 am Saturday, 9 am Sunday. Battles at 1:30 and 4 pm Saturday, 11 am and 2 pm Sunday. Free. hbhistory.org/civilwar

1-2  AL  Reenactment, “Battle for Decatur,” at Point Mallard Park, 2901 Point Mallard Drive SE, Decatur. Living history camps and demonstrations with battles each day. Details: battlefordecatur.wixsite.com/battlefordecatur

1-2  NY  Reenactment, “Civil War Weekend,” at Museum Village, 1010 State Route 17M, Monroe. Camps and demonstrations open 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles scheduled each day. $17/adult. museumvillage.org/events-news/events-calendar

1-2  VA  Living history at Marye’s Heights on the Fredericksburg battlefield.  Camps open 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. Firing demos 11 am, 2 pm and 4 pm Saturday; 11 am and 2 pm Sunday. Campfire program 7:30 pm Saturday. Free. www.nps.gov/frsp

1-2  PA  Living history, “National Eastern Federal School of the Soldier, Encampment,” at Old Bedford Village, 220 Sawblade Road, Bedford. Camps, demonstrations music and more. Details: johnzaharias.com/old-bedford-village

1-2 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

LA  Living history, “Firepower,” weapons demos at the Port Hudson State Historic Site near Jackson. 1-3 pm. Free with park admission. 225-654-3775.

8  MO  Book talk, The Civil War Missouri Compendium: Almost Unabridged, at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site in Lexington. 2 pm. mostateparks.com/event/73546/civil-war-missouri Buy Book

8  GA  Living history, “Civil War Music,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

8  GA  Living history, “Civil War Music,” at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw. 11 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/kemo

8  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

8  TN  “Hallowed Ground,” lantern tours of the Stones River National Cemetery at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. 6:45 and 7 pm. Free. Reservation info: nps.gov/stri (click calendar).

8  VA  Candlelight tour of Ben Lomond Historic Site, 1861 Confederate hospital, 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas. 8-9 pm. $10. 703-367-7872.

8 MD Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” sponsored by sponsored by the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 7 am-7 pm. $85. surrattmuseum.org

8  MD  Living history, “Artillery Day,” at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Camp and demonstrations 9 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono

8-9  MD  Living history and tours,  Battle of South Mountain anniversary commemoration at Gathland State Park near Burkittsville. Artillery camp and demonstrations. Free. 301-791-4767.

8-9  VA  Living history, “Yankees in Falmouth,” includes Civil War military, photography, music, talks and more at several Stafford County sites including the Moncure Conway House, 303 King St, Falmouth. Trolley connections to other Stafford County Civil War parks. Details, directions: tourstaffordva.com/yankees-in-falmouth

9  MD  Ranger program, “Mystery & Myths of Lee’s Lost Orders,” at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. 10 am, noon and 3 pm. Free. nps.gov/mono

12  VA  Living history, Gen. D.H. Hill as post-war editor of The Land We Love magazine, at the  Handley Library, 100 Picadilly St, Winchester. 6:30 pm. Free. facebook.com/events/1741222635954593

14  VA  Car-caravan tour, “Retreat and Redemption: the Union 19th Corps at Cedar Creek.” Meets at the NPS Contact Station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 5-7 pm. Free.

15  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

15  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

15 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

15  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

15  VA  Book talk, I Held Lincoln, A Union Sailor’s Journey Home, at the Handley Regional Library, 100 W Piccadilly St, Winchester. 2 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org Buy Book

15  VA  Lecture, “Battle of Galveston,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission. marinersmuseum.org

15  VA  Walking tour, “Fredericksburg: Prospect Hill to Latimer’s Knoll,” 4-mile “Fit-History” tour begins at Stop 6 on the Fredericksburg battlefield. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp

15  VA  Living history, “Harvest Day,” at Rural Plains, historic house on the Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield, 7273 Sudley Road, Mechanicsville. Civilian and military camps and demonstrations. 10 am-4 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich

15 MD Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” sponsored by sponsored by the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 7 am-7 pm. $85. surrattmuseum.org

15-16  MI  Reenactment, “Civil War Muster,” at the Van Raalte Farm, 1076 E 16th St, Holland. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-9:30 pm Saturday, 9 am-3:30 pm Sunday. Free. vanraaltefarmcivilwarmuster.com

15-16 GA Anniversary activities including special ranger programs and tours at the Chickamauga Battlefield NMP. 8:30 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

15-16  NY  Reenactment, “Civil War Weekend at the Grange,” at the Town of Islip’s Grange, 10 Broadway Ave, Sayville. Camps and demonstrations with battles. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. newyorkcivilwar.com/grangeevent.html

15-16  NC Living history at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Camps and demonstrations 10 am-4 pm. Free. friendsoffortmacon.org/events

15-16  MD   Anniversary activities at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Living history and ranger-led hikes and talks. Free with park admission. Details: nps.gov/ant

16  MO  Lecture, “If It Looks Like a Man: Gender Identity, Female Soldiers, and ‘Lady Bushwhackers’ in the Civil War,” at the Central Library, 14 W Main St, Kansas City. kclibrary.org

16  MD  Talks, “Aftershock & Trauma: The Resilience and Duality of War,” at the Newcomer House, 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, near Keedysville. 11:30 am and 2 pm. 240-308-1740.

18-19 GA Anniversary activities including special ranger programs and tours at the Chickamauga Battlefield NMP. 8:30 am-5 pm. Free. nps.gov/chch

19  VA  Lecture, “America’s Buried History: Landmines in the Civil War,” at Nichols Auditorium, Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. 7:30 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

20  VA  Book talk, The Memoirs of U.S. Grant, The Complete Annotated Edition, at the Small Special Collections Library Auditorium, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. 5 pm. Free. Registration required: naucenter.as.virginia.edu Buy Book

20  VA  Play, “Rebecca and Thomas: A Civil War Spy Tale,” at the Handley Regional Library, 100 W Piccadilly St, Winchester. 6:30-8 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

21  VA  Car-caravan tour, “‘The Fall of Gibraltar’: The Battle of Fisher’s Hill.” 10 am-noon. Free. Registration, exact tour location: 540-740-4545 or shenandoahatwar.org

22  CO  Living history at the Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A St, Greeley. Camp and demonstrations 10 am-4 pm. $5/adult. greeleymuseums.com

22  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

22  WV  Living history, “Lives in Limbo: Contraband Camp in the Shadow of John Brown’s Fort,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 11 am-4 pm. Free with park admission. nps.gov/hafe

22 PA Program and tour, “The Rebel Attack that Almost Broke the Back of the Union Army,” at the Gettysburg NMP. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation. 9 am-4 pm. $110. Register: gettysburgfoundation.org

22  DC/MD  Bus tour, “The Battle of Antietam,” with Ed Bearss. Smithsonian tour leaves from 550 C St SW, Washington. 8 am-7 pm. $195. smithsonianassociates.org (click Civil War).

22  VA  Lecture, “Third Winchester: The Battle and the Aftermath,” at the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N Loudoun St, Winchester. 1 pm. Free. shenandoahatwar.org

22  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

22  VA  Living history, artillery and infantry camps and demonstrations at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. 11 am-3 pm. Free. nps.gov/mana

22  VA  Walking tour of Fort Huger, a Confederate fort on the James River, 15080 Talcott Terrace, near Smithfield. 10 am. historicisleofwight.com

22  VA  Walking tour, “Battle of Smithfield,” begins at the Isle of Wight Museum, 103 Main St, Smithfield. 2 pm. historicisleofwight.com

22  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.

22  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 July 21. Call 301-662-3515. Details: nps.gov/mono

22  MD  Bus tour, “John Wilkes Booth Escape Route,” sponsored by sponsored by the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 7 am-7 pm. $85. surrattmuseum.org

22-23  TN  Living history, “Cavalry at Stones River,” at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro. Demos 11 am and 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/stri

22-23  MD  Living history, “Aftermath of Battle,” at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Includes wet plate photography demos and Sanitary Commission camp. Free with park admission. nps.gov/anti

22-23  MD  Living history, “Civil War Days,” at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Military and civilian living history and exhibits. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 11 am-4 pm Sunday. Free with museum admission. borail.org

23  VA  Talks and reception, “Women at War: The Faquier County Homefront,” Northern Virginia experience, at 4243 Loudoun Ave, The Plains. Reception at nearby Avenel, 1842 homestead. 2 pm. $40. mosbyheritagearea.org/events

28  VA  Car-caravan tour, “Medal of Honor Recipients at Cedar Creek.” Meets at the NPS Contact Station, 7712 Main St, Middletown. 5-7 pm. Free. nps.gov/cebe

28-30  NC  Tours, “Two Weeks of Fury,” includes guided tours of Civil War Fayetteville and the Averasboro, Bentonville and Monroe’s Crossroads battlefields. Optional Kinston programs Friday. $350 or $395. Tour slots very limited. See ncdcr.gov/two-weeks-fury-symposium-tour for more info.

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

29 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

29  IL  Chicagoland Civil War Show at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Artifacts and more for show and sale. 9 am-4 pm. $9. chicagocivilwarshow.com

29  VA  Civil War Ball at the Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Drive, south of Winchester. 7-10 pm. $25. kernstownbattle.org/calendarofevents.html

29  VA  Car-caravan tour, “Stonewall Jackson to McDowell,” begins Thornrose Cemetery, 1041 Beverly St, Staunton. 2-5 pm. $10. Register: tourshenandoahbattlefields.com

29  VA  Walking tour, “Spotsylvania: The East Angle and Heth’s Salient,” 4-mile “Fit-History” tour begins at Stop 6 on the Spotsylvania battlefield west of Fredericksburg. 10 am. Free. nps.gov/frsp

29  VA  Anniversary bicycle tours of the Fort Harrison Battlefield, part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 8 am and 2 pm. Free. nps.gov/rich

29-30  WI  Reenactment, “Civil War Weekend,” at the Wade House Historic Site, W7965 State Highway 23, Greenbush. Camps and demonstrations 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday. Battles at 2 pm each day. $15. wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/event/6051/28th-annual-wade-house-civil-war-weekend

29-30  PA  Reenactment at the Colonial Plantation at Ridley Creek, 3900 N Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square. Camps and demonstrations with battles at noon and 4 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday. $12/adult. colonialplantation.org

29-30  NC  Living history, “School of the Soldier,” camp and demonstrations at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. 10 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. bennettplacehistoricsite.com

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


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