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National Battlefield Parks

Civil War National Battlefield Parks

From Manassas to Appomattox

The beginning, the end, and a few battles in between. These are Virginia's six hallowed battlefields of the Civil War. Read more...


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“Before the Crash Came”: Mary Chesnut’s Last ...

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 04/18/2014 Location: Richmond

Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a ... More Info

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A Basic Civil War Camp at Brentsville

Venue: Brentsville ... Date: 04/14/2014 - 04/18/2014 Location: Bristow

Children will participate in activities designed to develop a better understanding of soldier life during the American Civil War. Activities ... More Info

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USCT Union Encampment

Venue: Bristoe Station ... Date: 04/18/2014 - 04/19/2014 Location: Bristow

In 1864 soldiers returned to Bristoe Station. Instead of a battle, these Union troops instead encamped here for most of the winter and early ... More Info

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A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of ...

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 04/19/2014 Location: Richmond

Timothy Webster, best known for his work as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, began his career as a New York City policeman. In the ... More Info

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Opening Day at Avoca Museum

Venue: Avoca Museum Date: 04/19/2014 Location: Altavista

Don't miss Opening Day 2014!  

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Local history presentation on African-American slave burial ... More Info

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Civil War Trail and Gilmore Cabin Tour

Venue: James Madison's ... Date: 04/19/2014 and additional dates Location: Montpelier Station

Walk in the footsteps of McGowan's Brigade on Montpelier's Civil War Trail, which begins at a reconstructed portion of a Confederate encampment ... More Info

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Civil War Richmond 1865 – A Virtual Tour

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 04/24/2014 Location: Appomattox

Museum Director of Operations Eric App will give attendees a virtual tour of 1865 Richmond. Using Google’s SketchUp software along with ... More Info

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Buchanan Civil War History Weekend

Venue: Main Street and ... Date: 04/25/2014 and additional dates Location: Buchanan

History comes alive in downtown Buchanan!

See the flash, smell the smoke and witness the reenactment of General McCausland and his ... More Info

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The Cavalry Comes to Brentsville

Venue: Brentsville ... Date: 04/26/2014 Location: Bristow

In 1861, Brentsville served as the muster location for the Prince William Cavalry as they went off to fight in the Civil War. Join living ... More Info

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Shenandoah Valley Music presents: "Mine Eyes ...

Venue: Peter Muhlenberg ... Date: 04/26/2014 and 04/26/2014 Location: Woodstock

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, will present Theatre IV’s production of  “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” by award-winning ... More Info

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Civil War Day and John Wilkes Booth Trail: From ...

Venue: Belle Grove ... Date: 04/26/2014 Location: King George

Come follow the trail John Wilkes Booth took from the Potomac River to Garrett’s Farm. Visit Quesenberry Cottege on the banks of the Potomac ... More Info

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April 27 Book Talk

Book Talk: Your Brother in Arms: A Union ...

Venue: The Manassas Museum Date: 04/27/2014 Location: Manassas
April 27 Book Talk

Your Brother in Arms by Robert C. Plumb follows McClelland through his Civil War odyssey, from his enlistment in Pittsburgh in the summer of 1862 ... More Info

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Historic Garden Tour of Danville

Venue: Danville - Museum & ... Date: 05/01/2014 Location: Danville

$20.00 ticket includes admission to tour headquarters, 4 homes and gardens and additional places of interest. This May Day tour showcases two ... More Info

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150th Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse

Venue: Courthouse Village Date: 05/02/2014 - 05/04/2014 Location: Spotsylvania

150th Anniversary of the Battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse. Three days of Civil War learning experiences with sutlers, living ... More Info

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The Blue & The Gray in Orange: Mayhurst ...

Venue: Mayhurst Inn Date: 05/02/2014 Location: Orange

On May 1st, 1864, the Generals A.P. Hill & Robert E. Lee came together at Colonel John Willis' 20 room mansion to welcome Lucy Lee Hill into ... More Info

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Celebrate Stafford's 350 Anniversary!

Venue: Stafford County Date: 05/03/2014 and additional dates Location: Stafford

From George Washington to the present day, Government Island to the new Tech and Research Center, the Trail to Freedom to the Belmont-Ferry Farm ... More Info

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On display at the 1750 Courthouse

Battle of Smithfield Walking Tour

Venue: Smithfield & Isle ... Date: 05/03/2014 and additional dates Location: Smithfield
On display at the 1750 Courthouse

2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Smithfield. Meet us at the museum for a lecture and a walk down Church Street as we detail the ... More Info

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Walking tour of Historic Fort Huger

Venue: Smithfield & Isle ... Date: 05/03/2014 and additional dates Location: Smithfield

Visit this Civil War fort and learn the significance of this gateway to the Confederate capital. Official event of Isle of Wight County ... More Info

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