September

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

Updated 13 June 2018


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  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

1-2  CA  Reenactment, “Civil War Days,” at Huntington Beach Central Park, Gothard and Slater streets. Camps and demonstrations open 10 am each day. Battles each day. 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  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

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  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

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  VA  Reenactment, “Waynesboro at War,” at Coyner Springs Park in Waynesboro. Camps with talks, demonstrations and ball game open 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-4 pm Sunday.  Dance 7-9 pm Saturday. Battles 2 pm each day. $5/day pass (extra for dance). waynesboroatwar.com

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, “Gettysburg Scenarios,” 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. Details: 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  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

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

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  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  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

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 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  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  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


Color code to Regional Locations:
     Eastern States
     Western States
     West of the Mississippi