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

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  • Civil War Canal Tour "Food, Fabric & Firepower"

    Civil War Canal Tour "Food, Fabric & Firepower"

    Augusta | Classic South | 3/1/2013 - 12/29/2015

    In observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Augusta Canal National Heritage Area presents a Petersburg boat tour highlighting Augusta's role as a Confederate city. The one-hour tour explores the behind-the-lines role that the canal played in supplying the troops, including the famous Confederate...

  • First Saturday Programs

    First Saturday Programs

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 2/1/2014 - 12/5/2015

    During the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, park staff will conduct a series of programs on the first Saturday of each month. These programs will explore the events, conditions, or emotions of prisoners during the war. To expand the prisoner story, the park will also feature other Civil War prisons...

  • The Cox/Armstrong Civil War Collection

    The Cox/Armstrong Civil War Collection

    Smyrna | Atlanta Metro | 6/20/2014 - 6/20/2015

    The City of Smyrna installed three displays containing selections from a collection of Civil War artifacts collected by Gerald Cox. The Cox/Armstrong Civil War Collection is displayed at Smyrna City Hall, Smyrna Public Library and Brawner Hall. Gerald Cox (1945-1996) was an Atlanta Civil War artifacts...

  • Sports, Jefferson Davis, & Moving Wall Exhibits

    Sports, Jefferson Davis, & Moving Wall Exhibits

    Dublin | Magnolia Midlands | 4/1/2015 - 5/31/2015

    History comes to life at the Dublin Laurens County Museum Heritage & Cultural Center. Stroll featured sports history exhibits, an African American history exhibit, an exhibit on the Vietnam Moving Wall, and special exhibits highlighting the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and the...

  • Civil War Course: "Civil War in the Western Theater"

    Civil War Course: "Civil War in the Western Theater"

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 4/13/2015 - 6/8/2015

    From the 1862 capture of Forts Henry and Donelson, to 1864's March to the Sea, many pivotal campaigns and battles during the American Civil War took place in the Western Theater. This area of operations consisted of all the geographic territory west of the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River...

  • Historic Ghost Tour

    Historic Ghost Tour

    Dahlonega | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 5/18/2015 - 11/30/2015

    The 13-location guided tour takes guests on an eerie and intriguing journey full of local tales and legends. Tour guide and founder Jeremy Sharp weaves through streets, back alleys, rows of historic buildings and the historically significant local cemetery. He has studied Dahlonega's history and has...

  • Grapes and Ghosts Wine Tour

    Grapes and Ghosts Wine Tour

    Dahlonega | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 5/18/2015 - 11/30/2015

    Sightings of Civil War soldiers playing cards in Mount Hope Cemetery, a ghostly little girl in a long white dress who plays in a room in the Historic District, ghosts who rattle dishes in restaurants on the Public Square, and chairs and chess pieces being moved when no one was there. The stories go on...

  • Boos and Brews Pub Crawl

    Boos and Brews Pub Crawl

    Dahlonega | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 5/18/2015 - 11/30/2015

    Our Boos and Brews event combines many of Dahlonega Walking Tours signature paranormal stories with many new stories on a .5 mile paranormal walk. The tour includes stops at Dahlonega's charming, and in some cases, haunted and historic pubs and restaurants. Tours include six pub stops and all stories...

  • Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 5/23/2015 - 5/29/2015

    This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids, which provide great photo opportunities...

  • Southern Litfest 2015

    Southern Litfest 2015

    Newnan | Presidential Pathways | 6/5/2015 - 6/6/2015

    A Celebration of All Things Southern! Highlights include-"Bourbon on the Porch" in the Historic District -Southern gothic panelists Dr. Casey Clabough, ed., James Dickey Review,and Ga Southern prof Emma Bolden, "War, Women & Bourbon"–luncheon discussion of Clabough's  novel "Confederados",-new author...

  • Inaugural Camp McDonald Day Events

    Inaugural Camp McDonald Day Events

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 6/11/2015 - 6/13/2015

    Inaugural Camp McDonald day festivities will kick-off on June 11 and June 13, 2015! Tickets for this program on June 11 at the Southern Museum are $25, and can be purchased at www.campmcdonaldpark.org. On Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m., visit the actual camp site in downtown Kennesaw for guided tours...

  • Juneteenth Festival Celebration

    Juneteenth Festival Celebration

    Dublin | Magnolia Midlands | 6/19/2015

    The historic moment came on June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to issue General Order No. 3 officially freeing America's final slaves. Known as Juneteenth, this event has since been celebrated as Black Independence Day by African Americans across the nation.  Juneteenth...

  • Avenue of Flags for Independence Day

    Avenue of Flags for Independence Day

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 6/26/2015 - 7/6/2015

    The Avenue of Flags is the display of a multiplicity of U.S. flags usually arrayed on both sides of the principal avenue or drive that leads from the main entrance or gate into the cemetery. The Avenue of Flags reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud display of...

  • Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 6/27/2015 - 10/17/2015

    This mile-long guided night hike is easy to moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns will be provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. Meet and register at the Interpretive...

  • Soldier's Life

    Soldier's Life

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 8/15/2015

    Learn about the life of the common soldier who fought in Georgia. A park ranger dressed as a soldier will display the items soldiers carried while marching and fighting in north Georgia in 1864.

  • Avenue of Flags for National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Avenue of Flags for National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 9/11/2015 - 9/21/2015

    The Avenue of Flags is the display of a multiplicity of U.S. flags usually arrayed on both sides of the principal avenue or drive that leads from the main entrance or gate into the cemetery. The Avenue of Flags cemetery and reinforces patriotism, national pride and represents a visible, bold and proud...

  • Battle of Tunnel Hill Civil War Reenactment

    Battle of Tunnel Hill Civil War Reenactment

    Tunnel Hill | Historic High Country | 9/12/2015 - 9/13/2015

    The Battle of Tunnel Hill Civil War Reenactment presents living history and battle action during this annual event held the weekend after Labor Day. Set on the historic grounds of the Clisby Austin House and adjacent to the Western and Atlantic Railroad Tunnel, the weekend brings to life the significant...

  • Memorial Illumination

    Memorial Illumination

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 9/18/2015 - 9/19/2015

    On September 18 and 19, 2015, volunteers will place nearly 13,000 candle luminaries on the prison site; each representing the death of a United States soldier during the 14-month operation of the prison. On those evenings, the luminaries will be viewable by driving the prison loop road after dark.

  • Funeral for 13,000

    Funeral for 13,000

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 9/19/2015

    On September 19, 2015, Andersonville National Cemetery will host a ceremony to remember the nearly 13,000 American soldiers who died while being held captive at Andersonville prison. These soldiers are part of the 56,000 Americans who died as prisoners of war during the Civil War. This service will be...

  • Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 10/17/2015

    Join us at the log cabin for this living history event. Discover what fall was like on a small farm during the Civil War 150 years ago. Watch someone cook over a fire. Enjoy toys and games. Experience the sights and sounds of a black powder demonstration as authentic style muzzle loading rifles and muskets...

  • Fall Candlelight Tours

    Fall Candlelight Tours

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 11/20/2015 - 11/21/2015

    On November 20 - 21, 2015, Confederate and Federal soldiers will recreate the night attack of the Battle of Pickett's Mill. During guided tours at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m., visitors will witness Brig. Gen. Hiram Granbury's Brigade advance into the dark ravine and Capt. Thomas Key's artillery bombardment...

  • Battle of Griswoldville 151st Anniversary Commemoration

    Battle of Griswoldville 151st Anniversary Commemoration

    Juliette | Historic Heartland | 11/21/2015

    Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman's March to the Sea in November 1864. Civil War soldier life portrayals and Union and Confederate encampments followed with a noon memorial service and battlefield tours. Donations are appreciated to help preserve...

  • Victorian Christmas Open House

    Victorian Christmas Open House

    Columbus | Presidential Pathways | 12/5/2015 - 12/6/2015

    The real Santa Claus is coming back to town, and he's setting up shop at the National Civil War Naval Museum! Join us for our Victorian Christmas Open House, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6, 2015. Enjoy carolers, museum tours, concert by the Columbus Brass, a reading of the classic "Twas the Night Before...

  • Christmas Comes to Liberty Hall

    Christmas Comes to Liberty Hall

    Crawfordville | Classic South | 12/12/2015

    Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, will be decorated with styles of the Victorian Christmas past. Come enjoy Victorian era games, music, role players, our Confederate museum, and we promise a great time. Refreshments will be served.

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