Battle of Ft. Wagner

The Second Battle of Fort Wagner, also known as the Second Assault on Morris Island or the Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, was fought on July 18, 1863, during the American Civil War. Union Army troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Quincy Gillmore, launched an unsuccessful assault on the Confederate

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10th Annual Yankees in Falmouth

History comes alive at the 10th Annual Yankees in Falmouth! And Some Confederates Too! Walk back in time and experience Falmouth the way it was 150 years ago during the Civil War! Come out and meet Union and Confederate soldiers and see their camps! President Lincoln will also be at

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Remembrance Day Parade

An annual event held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary. A parade of Civil War living history groups begins at 1:00pm. Join us in honoring the soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War in this special annual parade held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary. The parade

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Members Lead Parade

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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