Civil War Camp Day at Fort Ward
|Title:||Civil War Camp Day at Fort Ward|
|Date & Time:||Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Location:||Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. (Map This)|
|Event Details:||Learn about soldier and civilian life during the Civil War, and enjoy a regimental band concert, at Fort Ward Museum’s annual Civil War Camp Day on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Suggested donation is $2 per person, and $5 for families. The event is weather dependent.
The annual living history event features military and civilian reenactors in camp settings in and around the historic fort. The program includes camp life activities, infantry and artillery drills and firing demonstrations, equipment displays, and civilian impressions. Among the living history units participating are the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B, and reenactors from Thompson’s Battery, Pennsylvania Volunteer Light Artillery. Special interpretations include a U.S. Army Quartermaster tent, a Union company surgeon, a Northern schoolmarm who interprets 19th-century education and pastimes for children, a display of Civil War camp dioramas, and a soldier in the reconstructed Officers’ Hut portraying the daily routine and living quarters of an officer in the Defenses of Washington. At 3 p.m., the 8th Green Machine Regiment Band will perform a concert of Civil War music on the Museum lawn. This historical brass ensemble, sponsored by George Mason University, presents music of the 19th century on authentic period instruments.
|Fees:||Suggested donation is $2 per person, and $5 for families.|
|Audience:||Anyone may attend|
|Tags:||Fort Ward Museum, Fort Ward Park, Living History, Museums|
For event details visit https://apps.alexandriava.gov/Calendar/?44417
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