Virginia Battle Reenactments


    More major Civil War battles took place in Virginia than in any other state.

    Witness battles, ask questions and/or participate in the camp life of soldiers and their families. Although fewer, Revolutionary War buffs can find reenactments, too, as well as WWI and WWII commemorations!

    Central Virginia | Shenandoah Valley
    Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads | Chesapeake Bay | Heart of Appalachia 



    Central Virginia

    Petersburg - Apr 19-20, 2014 - 233rd Anniversary of the 1781 Battle of Petersburg Reenactment - More than 100 reenactors portraying American, British and German troops will camp on the grounds of Battersea for the weekend. This historic weekend event will provide the public with the opportunity to experience and learn about the soldiers who fought in the American Revolution.

    Louisa - Jun 21-22, 2014 - 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Trevilian Station - The Grand 150th Anniversary Event will include Exciting Cavalry Battles and Drills, Magnificent Parade of Carriages, Home Tours, Living History Demonstrations, Field Hospital and Entertainment!



    Shenandoah Valley

    Buchanan - Apr 25-27, 2014 - Buchanan Civil War History Weekend - See the flash, smell the smoke and witness the reenactment of General McCausland and his confederate troops fighting to secure the bridge delaying General Hunters fiery Raid of the Valley. Stroll through living history camps and Sutler's Row, or take part in a camp dance and period church service. See a street skirmish and more.

    New Market - May 16-18, 2014- 150th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of New Market - An annual Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of New Market, fought May 15, 1864. Emphasis is on the role of the Virginia Military Institute Cadets in the battle. Combat scenarios each day, other living history presentations throughout the weekend.

    Middletown - Oct 18-19, 2014- Re-Enactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek - Come see the re-enactment of a vital Civil War battle that took place in the breadbasket of the Confederacy, the Shenandoah Valley.


    Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

    Charles City - May 17-18, 2014- Civil War Reenactment at Fort Pocahontas - Reenactors from across the country will relive history by portraying Union and Confederate Infantry, including United States Colored Troops (USCTs), Cavalry, U.S. and C.S. Navy and Artillery.

    Chesapeake - Dec 7-8, 2013- Battle of Great Bridge - This two-day event is held the first weekend in December at the Great Bridge “bridge,” which is the original site of the Battle of Great Bridge Dec. 9, 1775.


    Heart of Appalachia

    Ewing - May 9-11, 2014 - Raid at Martin's Station - Slip into the shadows of Virginia's 1776 frontier. Tour Cherokee warrior and colonial militia camps, experience frontier fort life and buy unusual wares from 18th-century merchants and colonial traders. Observe re-enactments of frontier battles between Cherokee warriors and settlers of Martin's Station. The battles take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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Last Updated: 2/18/2014 3:04 PM
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