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...

  • 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...

  • Once Collected, Always Cherished Highlights from the George Greene and J. Kyle Spencer Collections

    Once Collected, Always Cherished Highlights from the George Greene and J. Kyle Spencer Collections

    Columbus | Presidential Pathways | 8/16/2015 - 1/10/2016

    The Columbus Museum recently acquired several items from the collection of the late Russell County Circuit Court Judge George Greene. An avid collector of local historical artifacts for decades, Greene served on the Museum's History Committee and applied a keen eye to capturing the rich heritage of the...

  • Civil War Exhibit

    Civil War Exhibit

    Sandersville | Classic South | 8/18/2015 - 8/18/2016

    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...

  • Discovering the Chattahoochee Valley Silk Paintings by René Shoemaker

    Discovering the Chattahoochee Valley Silk Paintings by René Shoemaker

    Columbus | Presidential Pathways | 8/23/2015 - 7/31/2016

    In August, artist René Shoemaker will transform the Galleria with an exhibition of large-scale silk paintings, on view until the following July. Shoemaker, a long-time resident of Athens, Georgia, creates hand-painted silk works that celebrate the distinctive character of a city or place. For her exhibition...

  • Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Historic New Manchester History Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 9/4/2015 - 9/26/2015

    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...

  • 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...

  • Living History Event

    Living History Event

    Jonesboro | Atlanta Metro | 9/26/2015

    Take a step back in time to see what life was like as the Civil War came to Jonesboro, Georgia. The stories of this time told to Margaret Mitchell by her grandfather and many of the local people and places served as inspiration as she wrote Gone with the Wind. Living historians and tour guides in period...

  • Halloween in Ghost Town

    Halloween in Ghost Town

    Bremen | Historic High Country | 10/2/2015 - 10/31/2015

    Rocky Branch Ghost Town is Bremen's ultimate family fun haunted attraction. Rocky Branch is also notable for its custom-built Old West Town and is gaining popularity yearly for its amazing actors and unique themes. Don't miss one of West Georgia's best haunted attractions. Visit Rocky Branch Ghost Town...

  • Andersonville Historic Fair

    Andersonville Historic Fair

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 10/3/2015 - 10/4/2015

    History comes alive in Andersonville the first weekend in October when hundreds of Civil War reenactors set up camps and stage two realistic mock battles, the first at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, and the second at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Sutlers selling Civil War uniforms and accoutrements and...

  • Occupation of Sandersville 2015- Grand opening of Civil War Art Show

    Occupation of Sandersville 2015- Grand opening of Civil War Art Show

    Sandersville | Classic South | 10/5/2015

    The Brown House Museum  will be hosting the grand opening of a Civil War Art Show in commemoration of the occupation of Sandersville by General William T. Sherman and his troops 150 years ago. Art work by local artists will be on display featuring the artistic interpretations of battle scenes and scenes...

  • Occupation of Sandersville 2015- Civil War Art Show

    Occupation of Sandersville 2015- Civil War Art Show

    Sandersville | Classic South | 10/5/2015 - 11/13/2015

     A Civil War Art Show in conjunction with the commemoration of the Occupation of Sandersville 2015  will be available for viewing during regular Brown House Museum hours. Please see museum hours for days and time. This event is free to the public.  

  • Euharlee Valley Historical Society Annual Veterans Memorial Service

    Euharlee Valley Historical Society Annual Veterans Memorial Service

    Rockmart | Historic High Country | 10/10/2015

    Join the Euharlee Valley Historical Sociey with the annual Veterans Memorial Service at the Historic Van Wert Church in Rockmart, Ga.  

  • 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...

  • Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    Candlelight Hike to the Mill

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 10/17/2015 - 12/12/2015

    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...

  • Cemetery Tour

    Cemetery Tour

    Eatonton | Historic Heartland | 10/22/2015

    Join us for the 6th Annual Historical Cemetery Tour! It's an Eatonton favorite! A light supper is included in your ticket price, so come out and make a night of it. Supper will be served from 5-6 p.m. The tour buses will leave The Plaza at 6:15 p.m. to take guests to Pine Grove Cemetery, where your tour...

  • Occupation of Sandersville 2015- Living History Exhibit

    Occupation of Sandersville 2015- Living History Exhibit

    Sandersville | Classic South | 10/24/2015

    Living history exhibits can be seen during the day on Saturday, October 24, 2015, during the Occupation Of Sandersville 2015. Visitors will experience the ways of living during the Civil War era by observing skills such an tating, spinning, sewing, cooking and wood work. 

  • Occupation of Sandersville 2015- Battle of Sandersville Reenactment

    Occupation of Sandersville 2015- Battle of Sandersville Reenactment

    Sandersville | Classic South | 10/24/2015

    The 39th Georgia Voluntary Infantry with other re-enactors from across the United States will be fighting The Battle of Sandersville on the courthouse square in Sandersville as part of the commemoration of the 150th year anniversary of the Civil War. See the re-creation of this battle between the troops...

  • Battles in the Cove

    Battles in the Cove

    Chickamauga | Historic High Country | 10/30/2015 - 11/1/2015

    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...

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