Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthday Party

Help us celebrate the 158th birthday of our 26th president with an afternoon of activities designed to appeal to the young—or young at heart—in all of us. Drop in for birthday treats and hands-on activities in the memorial plaza on Theodore Roosevelt Island. Members of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

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Manassas Civil War Weekend

The popular annual event features living history, a re-enactment of the 1862 burning of Manassas Junction, and fun for the entire family. Don’t miss keynote speaker John Hennessy, Chief Historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, and the Civil War mourning exhibit. Civil War Weekend Program 2016

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152nd Anniversary of The Battle of Fort Stevens

Come learn about the only Civil War battle to take place in the nation’s capital. Living history demonstrations Live period music Historical talks by noted historians 19th century children’s games and crafts Fort Stevens was part of the extensive fortifications built around Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War. The

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Remembrance Day Parade

An annual event held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary. 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 will step off at 1:00pm from LeFever Street and follow the

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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. Ward Civil War Camp Day

Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site will host its Civil War Camp Day, a day-long living history event highlighted by Union and Confederate drills and camp life. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., costumed interpreters will take part in drilling and camp demonstrations, with a particular focus on uniforms and

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Wilson’s Wharf / 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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Henrico in Motion

Join us as Henrico comes to life through cycling, history and family fun! Be the first to ride your bike on the new connector trail through Dorey Park to the Virginia Capital Trail. Visit historic Henrico villages as your travel the new trail. Come see the Farms Museum – living

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Civil War Afro-American Museum – Drill Day

The African American Civil War Museum [“AACWM”] opened its doors in January of 1999 and communicates the stories of the USCT through photographs, documents, artifacts, seminars by staff, and historic presentations by community members – volunteer re-enactors, to help visitors understand the largely unknown role of soldiers who fought for

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Camp of Instruction – Ft. Stevens Park

Fort Stevens was part of the extensive fortifications built around Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War. The fort was constructed in 1861 as “Fort Massachusetts” and later enlarged by the Union Army and renamed “Fort Stevens” after Brig. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens, who was killed at the Battle of

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