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African American Cultural & Heritage Festival

The African American Heritage Festival is held the 3rd Saturday in August. Locations are downtown Charles Town, Wright Denny Elementary, and alternative school grounds at Avis and Lawrence Street. This event showcases the history and talent of the African American community in Jefferson County, with vendors, a parade, and live entertainment

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Ft. Stephens

Ft. Stevens Living History Camp

Fort Stevens was part of the extensive fortifications built around Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War. This event commemorates the history of the battle fought there in 1864 and the arrival of President Lincoln to the battleground. The fort was constructed in 1861 as “Fort Massachusetts” and later enlarged

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Fairfax County 275th Anniversary

Join the Fairfax County history community as the county celebrates it’s 275th Anniversary on the grounds adjacent to the historic courthouse in Fairfax. The day’s events which are free and open to the public include: family friendly activities, live entertainment, history exhibits, living history, historical organization booths and displays and

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Ft. Ward

Ft. Ward Living History Camp

Reenactors from the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B., and the 23rd U.S.C.T. will stage a military encampment that portrays the history, training and soldier life of African American units associated with the Civil War Defenses of Washington. Visitors will learn about the role of the U.S.C.T. in the Union

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Ft. Pocahontas

Ft. Pocahontas

This forgotten Union earthwork comes to life as Veteran Civil War reenactors describe the life of the soldier, the art of field fortification and Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry attack. Defended by three regiments of USCTs under General Edward A. Wild, the fort encompassed an army depot at this historic wharf located

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54th Mass with Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Visitors Center Dedication

On Friday, March 10, 2017, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, a joint operation between the National Park Service and the Maryland State Park Service, will open to the public. Visitors are invited to enjoy a weekend of activities exploring the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman on the

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Fairfax Civil War Days

Fairfax Civil War Day

Hayrides, House Tours, Cannon Firing, Camps, Cricket Games & Living History Presenters and Displays. Meet Lee, Mosby, Clara Barton & Others. $5 for ages 12 and older; $3 3-12; free under 3.  Free parking at Fairfax High School and free shuttle to site. Proceeds benefit restoration of Historic Blenheim.

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Ft. Pillow Marker Ceremony

Located on the western edge of Tennessee, approximately 40 miles north of Memphis, Fort Pillow State Historic Park is rich in historic and archaeological significance. Steep bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River made this area a strategic location during the Civil War. The 1,642 acre Fort Pillow is known for its

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U.S. Colored Troops at Ft. Ward

Ft. Ward U.S. Colored Troops Living History Encampment

Reenactors from the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B., and the 23rd U.S.C.T. will stage a military encampment that portrays the history, training and soldier life of African-American units associated with the Civil War defenses of Washington. Visitors will learn about the role of the U.S.C.T. in the Union war

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Battle of Olustee

Battle of Olustee

The Battle of Olustee or Battle of Ocean Pond was fought in Baker County, Florida on February 20, 1864, during the American Civil War. It was the largest battle fought in Florida during the war. Thousands of reenactors from across the U.S., and even from overseas, come to the Olustee

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