The Civil War in Georgia Commemorating 150 years Civil War Georgia Sesquicentennial


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  • Victorian Mourning in America: 1837-1901

    Victorian Mourning in America: 1837-1901

    Washington | Classic South | 9/15/2016 - 12/31/2016

    In the Victorian Era, death was almost as much a part of society as living. Due to the high mortality rate of women and children and the lack of services to attend to the deceased, deaths were very much a family affair that took place in the home. Southerners, especially, adopted the mourning practices...

  • Civil War Art Exhibit Reception

    Civil War Art Exhibit Reception

    Sandersville | Classic South | 10/6/2016 - 10/6/2017

    An art exhibit depicting the Civil War in Washington County will open October 6, 2016, with an open house and reception. The time will be 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. See art by local artists from the Fall Line Artist Guild throughout the museum. Three new artist paintings and photographs will be introduced this...

  • The Civil War in Washington County

    The Civil War in Washington County

    Sandersville | Classic South | 10/11/2016 - 10/11/2017

    A rotating exhibition of Civil War artifacts, memorabilia and other collectables are on display in this exciting and very popular exhibition. Visitors will view personal letters written by Civil War veterans to their love ones in Washington County. Weapons, uniforms and other components of the Confederate...

  • Historic Midway Cemetery Tour

    Historic Midway Cemetery Tour

    Midway | The Coast | 10/22/2016

    Join the Midway Museum for a tour of the Old Midway Cemetery, a sunset stroll where tales of ghostly spirits and haunted graves are presented by costumed interpreters. Great fun for the whole family! Tours begin promptly at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m on October 22. Proceeds benefit the Midway Museum. Reservations...

  • Civil War Candle Lantern Tour

    Civil War Candle Lantern Tour

    Richmond Hill | The Coast | 10/22/2016

    See Civil War soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for hot cider and cookies, then prepare yourself for a blast with a cannon firing over the Ogeechee River. Tours will be held every half hour, with the last at 9:30 p.m.

  • History and Haunts of Camp Lawton Tour

    History and Haunts of Camp Lawton Tour

    Millen | Classic South | 10/28/2016 - 10/29/2016

    Come experience an entertaining evening of history, beautiful scenery, and ghostly tales. Learn about the historic Civil War prison "Camp Lawton" from Author Dr. John Derden. Enjoy a walking lantern tour of the grounds which encompasses the prison and fort areas while sharing ghostly experiences of previous...

  • Battles in the Cove

    Battles in the Cove

    Chickamauga | Historic High Country | 10/29/2016 - 10/30/2016

    Join us for a look into Walker County's history. Talk with soldiers from the Confederate and Federal armies. Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of camp life from a by-gone era. Witness the thrill of charging cavalry, thundering artillery and the determination of the infantry as they battle. Come...

  • Civil War Reenactment

    Civil War Reenactment

    Helen | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 11/5/2016 - 11/6/2016

    The Civil War re-enactment will feature period sutlers villages, demonstrations and camps. Skirmishes between the Union and Confederate armies will recreate some of the war's most interesting battles. The event will feature living history demonstrations and re-enactors from across the country. The re-enactment...

  • Soldier and Civilian Life during the Civil War and Candlelight Tours

    Soldier and Civilian Life during the Civil War and Candlelight Tours

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 11/11/2016 - 11/12/2016

    Learn about the life of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. During the day, see civilian and military living history demonstrations. Later that night, experience the tense moments of the night battle on a candlelit tour. Preregistration is required for the candlelight tour. Make reservations...

  • Pickett's Mill Candlelight Tours

    Pickett's Mill Candlelight Tours

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 11/11/2016 - 11/12/2016

    On November 11 and 12, see the Pickett's Mill Battlefield like you never have before. Five tours will be offered by candlelight. Confederate and Federal soldiers will recreate the night attack of the Battle of Pickett's Mill. You will witness Brig. Gen. Hiram Granbury's Brigade advance in the night...

  • A Grave Affair

    A Grave Affair

    Hiawassee | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 11/11/2016 - 11/19/2016

    By lantern light, visit the graves of notable and historic Towns County citizens. Meet the "spirit" of the departed through historical character reenactments. Two tours are offered each evening at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Advanced ticket purchase required. This venue is not handicapped accessible. 

  • Battle of Griswoldville Anniversary Commemoration (OFF SITE PROGRAM)

    Battle of Griswoldville Anniversary Commemoration (OFF SITE PROGRAM)

    Macon | Historic Heartland | 11/19/2016

    This event will take place at Griswoldville Battlefield 30 miles east of Jarrell Plantation. Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman’s March to the Sea in November 1864. The event includes soldier life portrayals and encampments, battlefield tour...

  • Camp Lawton History Day

    Camp Lawton History Day

    Millen | Classic South | 11/22/2016

    Explore the museum and grounds of Camp Lawton on this 152nd anniversary of the evacuation of the Civil War prison camp. Park Rangers will be available to share the history of the camp. Learn about some of the interesting men who passed through the stockade walls. While you're here take a peaceful hike...

  • Christmas at the Fort

    Christmas at the Fort

    Alto | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 12/3/2016

    Experience an "old fashion Christmas" at Fort Hollingsworth-White House. Step back in time and enjoy the sights and smells of the holidays of a simpler time. There will be historians and soldiers to educate and demonstrate what being far from home during the holidays was like from 1793-1862. Enjoy mulled...

  • Candlelight Christmas at Liberty Hall

    Candlelight Christmas at Liberty Hall

    Crawfordville | Classic South | 12/10/2016

    Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, will be decorated with styles of the Victorian Christmas past. Come enjoy a candlelight tour, and crafts all accompanied by the sounds of the Victorian Era. Refreshments will be served.

  • Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Battle of Resaca Reenactment

    Resaca | Historic High Country | 5/20/2017 - 5/21/2017

    The first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign was fought around the tiny village of Resaca on May 14-15, 1864. Over two days, Union and Confederate forces attacked and counter-attacked, with both armies losing approximately 2,800 men. Georgia's oldest and largest reenactment is located on the historic...

  • Blue & Gray BBQ Contest and Craft Festival

    Blue & Gray BBQ Contest and Craft Festival

    Chickamauga | Historic High Country | 9/16/2017

    Enjoy our Blue-Gray BBQ Contest during the day, commemorating the great Blue-Gray BBQ of 1889 that took place on the grounds, which resulted in the formation of the oldest and largest Civil War Battlefield in the United States (Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park). BBQ vendors will have their...

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