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Civil War Reenactment

May 21, 2017

Step back in time and see what life was like during the War Between the States. Visit the encampments of the Union and Confederate Armies. See what life was like in the civilian camp. Watch one of several battles throughout the day. Ride the vintage train and trolleys.


3rd Annual Civil War Event May 20 and 21, 2017


9:00                               Event Opens to the Public

10:30                               Lincoln and Grant at City Point, VA,                           Band Stand

11:00                               Artillery Demonstration                                                Battlefield, North End

11:15                                Both Divisions Form (Generals’ Discretion)              Division Streets

11:30                                First Engagement (Pass in Review After)                   Battlefield

12:00                                Cavalry Demonstration (after battle)                         Battlefield

12:30                                Civil War Brass Band Concert                                       Pinacate Park

1:00                                 Presidential Press Conference                                       Pinacate Park

2:00                                 Artillery Demonstration                                                  Battlefield

2:15                                  Both Divisions Form (Generals’ Discretion)                Division Streets

2:30                                  Second Engagement (Immediately Followed by Gettysburg Address) Battlefield

3:00                                  Infantry Demonstration                                                 Battlefield

3:30                                  Appomattox Surrender Ceremony                                Pinacate Park

5:00                                  Event closes to public

Train and trolleys will be available from 11:00 until 4:00. If you did not purchase an all-day ride pass with your admission ticket you may upgrade your ticket at the museum gift shop.

This is a gated event; admission is $7 per person for ages 12 & up and $5 for ages 4 – 11. Admission is included with an all-day ride pass which is $12 for ages 12 & up and $8 for ages 5 – 11. Ages 4 and under are free. This event is free for museum members.


May 21, 2017