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

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  • Labor Day Celebration at the Fort

    Labor Day Celebration at the Fort

    Richmond Hill | The Coast | 9/3/2016

    Come for a relaxing and entertaining day for the whole family. Civil War soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day while presenting living history programs.

  • Harvest Time at the Homestead

    Harvest Time at the Homestead

    Acworth | Atlanta Metro | 9/17/2016 - 9/18/2016

    Step back in time to the 1800s and experience the lives of citizens and soldiers. Living history demonstrators bring our historic log cabin to life as they demonstrate crafts and daily activities. Try your hand at woodworking, blacksmithing, candle dipping and more. Stop by the Civil War camp and visit...

  • Art in the Park 2016

    Art in the Park 2016

    Maysville, GA | Northeast Georgia Mountains | 9/17/2016 - 9/18/2016

    Please join us September 17-18, 2016, for our 26th Annual Art in the Park festival. Come and enjoy bluegrass bands, southern gospel music, an operational grist mill, arts & crafts, numerous food vendors and BBQ in the concession stand, a civil war reenactment both days at 2 p.m., and tours of the Heritage...

  • Chattahoochee River Line Tour

    Chattahoochee River Line Tour

    Kennesaw | Atlanta Metro | 9/24/2016

    Now, for the first time, you have the opportunity to participate in a public tour of private sites along the last line of defense on the Cobb County side of the Chattahoochee River! Civil War historian Michael K. Shaffer will lead the tour, and the fee includes shuttle transportation and maps. We will...

  • Andersonville Historic Fair

    Andersonville Historic Fair

    Andersonville | Presidential Pathways | 10/1/2016 - 10/2/2016

    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. 1, 2016, and the second at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Sutlers selling Civil War uniforms and accoutrements and...

  • Euharlee Valley Historical Society Annual Veterans Memorial Service

    Euharlee Valley Historical Society Annual Veterans Memorial Service

    Rockmart | Historic High Country | 10/8/2016

    Join the Euharlee Valley Historical Sociey with the annual Veterans Memorial Service at the Historic Van Wert Church in Rockmart, Ga. The Euharlee Valley Historical Society uses re-enactors to pay tribute to the many military veterans who were laid to rest in the church cemetery. In addition to Civil...

  • Civil War Candle Lantern Tour

    Civil War Candle Lantern Tour

    Richmond Hill | The Coast | 10/8/2016

    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 | 10/14/2016 - 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, participate in a guided interpretive tour. Experience the tense moments of the night battle. Preregistration is required for the candlelight...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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