Civil War 150 Special Events

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    2011-2015: The Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and Emancipation

    Mark your calendars to attend these special events commemorating the American Civil War and Emancipation.

    The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War is fast approaching. Where better to be for this significant point in American history than where the letter of surrender was written and the war came to a close?
    Make Your Plans: Five Things to Know: Appomattox and the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War

    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The document proclaimed "all persons held as slaves ... are, and hencforward shall be free."
    Learn more about Emancipation in Virginia.

    VirginiaCivilWar.org

Central Virginia

"Footsteps to Freedom" - Emancipation Realized

Farmville - Last Stand - The Civil War Comes to Farmville VA - Come to Farmville Virginia and take part in The Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville. ... read more...

Dinwiddie - Mar. 27 - Apr. 2 - Dinwiddie Days - Dinwiddie County is a community rich in history and heritage. The County holds the distinct honor ... read more...

Richmond - Apr. 1 - 4 - Richmond’s Journey 150th Anniversary Commemoration - Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the fall of Richmond, which foreshadowed the end of the Civil ... read more...

Petersburg - Apr. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - The Ultimate Petersburg & Appomattox Campaign Tour & Symposium Part Two - Join A. Wilson Greene and guest experts on a special series of unique presentations and tours of ... read more...

Henrico - Apr. 3 - Is This the End? 150th Anniversary of the Fall of Richmond - All ages. Join us for this last wartime sesquicentennial program as we commemorate the fall of ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 8 - Appomattox 150th - Battle of Appomattox Station - Real Time Event - From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 8 - 12, 19 - Appomattox Sesquicentennial Events - It was in Appomattox on Palm Sunday, April 9, 1865, the bloodiest four years in U.S. history ended ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 8 - In Search of the Battle of Appomattox Station - Join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, and American Civil War ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 9 - Appomattox 150th - Lee Surrenders to Grant - A reenactment of the surrender of General Lee to General Grant, including their correspondence in ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 9 - Appomattox 150th - The Battle of Appomattox Court House - Real Time Event - Park Historian Patrick Schroeder will narrate the events that unfolded on the morning of April 9th ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 10 - Appomattox 150th - "Footsteps to Freedom" - Emancipation Realized - To be held on the Main Stage and along the RichmondLynchburg Stage Road in the historic village, ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 10 - Appomattox 150th - "Meeting at City Point" - A Monologue by General Grant - General U.S. Grant (Tony Daniels) delivers a monologue on his famous meeting with President Abraham ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 10 - Appomattox 150th - April 10th Meeting of Lee & Grant - Real Time Event - To be held at "The Triangle", this program is about the mysterious meeting between Generals Lee and ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 10 - Appomattox 150th - Confederate Cavalry Surrender - Real Time Event - The requirement for the Confederates to get paroled was to lay down their military equipment. For ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 10 - Appomattox 150th - Living History Demonstrations - Living Historians will be at each of six (6) unique demonstration stations to provide both ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 10, 11 - Appomattox 150th - Stacking of Arms Ceremony - For many Confederate infantrymen, their moment of surrender came when they laid down their weapons ... read more...

Altavista - Apr. 10, 11 - Night at the Museum, a Civil War sesquicentennial event - Avoca Museum’s “Night at the Museum” lantern tour event will be held from 5:30 to ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 11 - Appomattox 150th - Confederate Artillery Surrender - Real Time Event - The requirement for the Confederates to get paroled was to lay down their military equipment. For ... read more...

Appomattox - Apr. 11 - Appomattox 150th - Meeting of Generals Lee and Grant - Appomattox Historical Society Reenactment. Admission fee applies. Reservations not needed. Event is ... read more...

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Shenandoah Valley

Reenactment of the Battle of New Market
Reenactment of the Battle of New Market

Buchanan - Apr. 24, 25, 26 - Buchanan Civil War History Weekend - History comes alive in downtown Buchanan! See the flash, smell the smoke and witness the ... read more...

Buena Vista - May 1 - 2 - Muster on the Maury – Living History in the Valley of Virginia - Step back into the 1860's and visit the Civil War living history encampment on the grounds of the ... read more...

Lexington - May 15 - New Market Day Parade & Ceremony - Every May 15, the Virginia Military Institute honors those cadets who fought and died in the Battle ... read more...

New Market - May 15 - 17 - Reenactment of the Battle of New Market - The Battle of New Market Reenactment is a unique historical experience taking place on the original ... read more...

Waynesboro - Sep. 12, 13 - Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend - Waynesboro was a town of 457 in 1860, an unlikely place at the feet of the Blue Ridge Mountains for ... read more...

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Chesapeake Bay

King George - Apr. 24 - 26 - Civil War Weekend at Belle Grove Plantation, Port Royal and Caroline County - Come mark the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War and pursue and capture of John Wilkes ... read more...

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Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

Newport News - May 2, 3 - Annual Civil War Re-enactment at Endview Plantation - Civil War Reenactment of The Siege of Yorktown - Experience the sights and sounds of the Civil War ... read more...

Newport News - Jun. 22 - 25, Jul. 27 - 30 - Civil War Children's Camp at Endview Plantation - Children can learn about America's rich military heritage, teamwork, leadership skills and get ... read more...

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Northern Virginia

Ruther Glen - Apr. 24 - 26 - Sequicentennial Commemoration of the Capture of Lincoln's Assassin - Join Caroline County in recognizing the 150th anniversary of the capture of John Wilkes Booth, ... read more...

Manassas - May 16 - After the War Symposium: A One Day Symposium on the Effects of the Civil War - After the War: A One-Day Symposium on the Effects of the Civil War, is a regional capstone event ... read more...

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Southern Virginia

Farmville - Annual Appomattox Court House Nat'l Historical Park & Longwood University Civil War Seminar - 16th Annual Civil War Seminar, 1864 - Friday, March 13, 2015 through Sunday, March 15, 2015. The ... read more...

Danville - Apr. 4 - 18 - Civil War Sesquicentennial: The Last Capital of the Confederacy - Danville, Virginia served as the last capital of the Confederate government from April 4 to 10, ... read more...

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