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Christmas in Camp at Fort Ward

Title:Christmas in Camp at Fort Ward
Date & Time:Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. (Map This)
Event Details:Get in the holiday spirit and learn how Christmas was observed during the Civil War at Fort Ward Museum’s annual Civil War Christmas in Camp program on Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 12-4 p.m. This popular family-oriented event features a patriotic Civil War Santa Claus, reenactors in winter camp settings, period decorations, fort tours, and kids activities. The suggested donation is $2 per person, and $5 for families.

The program features a Civil War-era Union Santa Claus, based on an 1863 cover of Harper’s Weekly by artist Thomas Nast, who will interact with the public, welcome children to the reconstructed Officers’ Hut, and visit soldiers in camp. Reenactors will interpret army life in winter camps that are decorated for the season, and celebrate by opening Christmas boxes from home, singing carols of the period around the campfire, and preparing holiday meals. The Museum will be decorated with festive greenery and a Victorian parlor tree. Soldier-led tours of the historic fort will be presented, and children can make a Christmas card or ornament. A variety of Civil War books and “stocking stuffers” are available in the Museum shop.

Please note that masks are required for adults and children in the Museum and Officers’ Hut, and are recommended outside in the camp settings.
Contact Phone No.:703.746.4848
Fees:The suggested donation is $2 per person, and $5 for families.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Family, Fort Ward Museum, Living History, Museums

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