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

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  • 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...

  • First Annual Susie King Taylor Symposium

    First Annual Susie King Taylor Symposium

    Midway | The Coast | 2/6/2017

    Join Public Historian, Writer and Interpretation Strategist Hermina Glass-Hill, MHP for this event to bring knowledge about the life, times and contributions of Susie King Taylor to Liberty County, the low country and American history. Susie King Taylor was a Liberty County born escaped slave who evolved...

  • "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike

    "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike

    Lithia Springs | Atlanta Metro | 2/10/2017

    This 1.5-mile hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War-era textile mill ruins of New Manchester and follows the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs. Meet inside the Visitor's Center...

  • Valentine's Civil War Dinner and Dance

    Valentine's Civil War Dinner and Dance

    Richmond Hill | The Coast | 2/11/2017

    This is the perfect chance for history lovers to get together for an evening full of fun and great food. The night includes a candlelit roast dinner for two, tour of the fort, period singing and dancing, and a nighttime cannon firing.

  • Winter Encampment

    Winter Encampment

    Dallas | Historic High Country | 2/11/2017 - 2/12/2017

    Confederate reenactors will be encamped next to our original 164-year-old log cabin, where civilian women will demonstrate what life was like on the home front. There will be musket firings every hour as well as interactive living history displays where you will be able to learn more about this important...

  • Civil War Cavalry Operations Course at KSU

    Civil War Cavalry Operations Course at KSU

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 2/13/2017 - 4/3/2017

    This course will explore the theory, practice, and operations of Civil War cavalry; the development of the mounted arm; and the tactics various officers (Forrest, Sheridan, Stuart, Hampton, Custer, and others) adopted. We will examine partisan operations, raids, and review major cavalry engagements....

  • Shoupade Park Tours

    Shoupade Park Tours

    Smyrna | Atlanta Metro | 3/11/2017 - 3/18/2017

    Tour Shoupade Park with Civil War historian Michael K. Shaffer. Admission is free. Visit riverline.org for additional details.

  • Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens

    Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens

    Madison | Historic Heartland | 5/5/2017 - 5/6/2017

    Historic Madison, renowned as one of Georgia's largest designated National Register of Historic Districts, will celebrate the 2017 spring season in grand style with the region's most popular tour event: Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes & Gardens, hosted by the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. Join...

  • Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    Crawfordville | Classic South | 5/13/2017

    On May 11, 1865, A.H. Stephens was arrested and charged with treason. Come out and experience a live re-enactment of his arrest and his homecoming that took place on October 27, 1865. In addition to the re-enactment, we will have period performers and demonstrators.

  • 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...

  • Walk Amongst the Ghosts of Camp Lawton Tour

    Walk Amongst the Ghosts of Camp Lawton Tour

    Millen | Classic South | 10/7/2017 - 10/14/2017

    Enjoy a walking lantern tour of the grounds which encompasses the prison and fort areas of the largest Civil War prison, Camp Lawton, while sharing ghostly experiences of previous guests. Our tour will end in the museum where artifacts found on the property are on display. Will you be amongst those who...

  • History and Haunts of Camp Lawton Tour

    History and Haunts of Camp Lawton Tour

    Millen | Classic South | 10/21/2017 - 10/28/2017

    Come experience an entertaining evening of history, beautiful scenery, and ghostly tales. Learn about the historic Civil War prison Camp Lawton. Watch exciting black powder demonstrations. Enjoy a walking tour of the grounds encompassing the prison and fort area while sharing ghostly experiences of previous...

  • Civil War Reenactment

    Civil War Reenactment

    Helen | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 11/4/2017 - 11/5/2017

    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...

  • Candlelight Christmas at Liberty Hall

    Candlelight Christmas at Liberty Hall

    Crawfordville | Classic South | 12/9/2017

    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.

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