The National Park Service hosts Civil War Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14. This year’s weekend has even more importance as it is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.
Living historians will re-enact a day in the life of soldiers garrisoned on the Island in August 1863 during the conflict. There are a wide range of activities planned over the two days. Visit the Soldiers Camp and speak to soldiers about what it was like to be a part of their unit during the war, witness confederate prisoners being marched to Fort Jay under guard, bring your kids to special kids activities and dress in costume and learn about the men and women of the Civil War period, listen to lectures by rangers and historians and take in a “base ball” game of living historians and NPS rangers!
Activities run from 10:30 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. So come out and celebrate the Island’s rich history with the National Park Service!