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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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Nineteenth Century Women's Fashion

Venue: Museum of the ... Location: Appomattox

In this presentation, Susan Polich will focus on what the average women wore during the Civil War time period. You will see examples of work and... More Info

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Bracketts Farm

150th Anniv. Battle of Trevilian Station ...

Venue: Brackett's Farm Location: Louisa
Bracketts Farm

History comes to life in the rolling hills of the beautiful Louisa County countryside. This historic reenactment commemorates the 150th anniversary... More Info

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Annual Appomattox Court House Nat'l Historical ...

Venue: Longwood University Location: Farmville

16th Annual Civil War Seminar, 1864 - Friday, March 13, 2015 through Sunday, March 15, 2015. The schedule for the day's events: Frida... More Info

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Banner Lecture, "William Cabell Rives: A Country ...

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 09/03/2015 Location: Richmond

Defying the president and Democratic Party leaders in an 1838 Senate speech, William Cabell Rives declared, “I can never forget that I have a... More Info

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Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival

Venue: Main Street Madison Date: 09/05/2015 Location: Madison

Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival - Step back in time at the Annual Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival. There will be ar... More Info

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The Civil War Adventures of My Reb-Yank ...

Venue: White House and ... Date: 09/11/2015 Location: Richmond

In this captivating presentation, Dr. Benjamin Duke will relate the adventures of his grandfather, who served as Private Victor Baud of the 7th Reg... More Info

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Families experience a Civil War camp.

Cadet Conference: Camp Like a Civil War Soldier

Venue: Pamplin Historical ... Date: 09/12/2015 - 09/13/2015 Location: Petersburg
Families experience a Civil War camp.

Dress, march, eat and sleep like the soldiers in blue and gray. Children aged 8-18 can join with an adult relative for an immersive overnight journ... More Info

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Brown Bag Lunch Series--Camp Lee and Goree

Venue: White House and ... Date: 09/18/2015 Location: Richmond

One of the great “unknown” stories of Richmond concerns the Hermitage Fairgrounds, Camp Lee (the biggest military site in Richmond), Go... More Info

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So Fair and Foul a Day: The Fall of Richmond ...

Venue: White House and ... Date: 09/19/2015 Location: Richmond

April 2, 1865 dawned bright and beautiful but within a few hours the Sunday peace was shattered when Jefferson Davis received word that the capital... More Info

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Harvest Tea on the Lawn

Venue: Pamplin Historical ... Date: 09/26/2015 Location: Petersburg

Come join us for a quiet afternoon under the trees at Tudor Hall Plantation as you have a taste of 19th century life with gourmet teas and tasty tr... More Info

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Symposium speakers

19th Annual Symposium: The Civil War in 1865

Venue: Pamplin Historical ... Date: 10/16/2015 and additional dates Location: Petersburg
Symposium speakers

Seven outstanding scholars discuss pivotal events of 1865 at a weekend symposium. Speakers include George C. Rable, Caroline Janney, Frank Wetta, J... More Info

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Banner Lecture, "Unionists in Virginia: Politics, ...

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 10/29/2015 Location: Richmond

Whether the Civil War was preventable is a debate that began shortly after Appomattox and continues today. But even earlier, in 1861, a group of Un... More Info

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Voices from the Shadows

Venue: Pamplin Historical ... Date: 10/30/2015 - 10/31/2015 Location: Petersburg

Does the sound of Civil War cannon fire still echo in the night? Experience Pamplin Historical Park after dark as costumed guides lead you ... More Info

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Tea & Tidings

Venue: Pamplin Historical ... Date: 12/05/2015 Location: Petersburg

Did you know that to carry away fruit or bonbons from the table is a sign of low breeding? At Pamplin Historical Park's Tea & Tidings, ... More Info

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Soldiers Marching at Civil War Adventure Camp

Civil War Adventure Camp

Venue: Pamplin Historical ... Date: 06/27/2015 - 09/27/2015 Location: Petersburg
Soldiers Marching at Civil War Adventure Camp

Live like a Civil War soldier at America's newest participatory experience! Recruits dress in Union or Confederate uniforms, sleep in recreated enc... More Info

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Fort Clifton Arts, Music, and Crafts Festival

Venue: Fort Clifton Park Date: 05/07/2016 - 05/08/2016 and additional dates Location: Colonial Heights

History of the Festival The Fort Clifton Festival began in May of 1976 as part of the Bicentennial celebration and has become an annu... More Info

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