Special Events / Field Trips

2018:   Special Events / Field Trips



Robert E. Lee Symposium:   The Shenandoah Campaigns and Harpers Ferry

Nov. 2-4, 2018:   Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry-Charles Town, 4328 William L Wilson Fwy, Harpers Ferry, WV   25425.

Stratford Hall, home of the Lees of Virginia, announces this year's Robert E. Lee Symposium:   The Shenandoah Campaigns and Harpers Ferry.   Spend the weekend in historic Harpers Ferry!   The symposium includes lectures by renowned historians, exclusive tours of Harpers Ferry and surrounding battlefields, and the opportunity to socialize with other history lovers.

Harpers Ferry, located on the border between North and South, changed hands eight times during the Civil War and witnessed five battles.   The historic town has been restored to its Civil War era and its battlefields are well-preserved reminders of Harpers Ferry's strategic importance.

For detailed information, visit https://www.stratfordhall.org/events/robert-e-lee-symposium-the-shenandoah-campaigns-and-harpers-ferry/.

The last day to register for the entire symposium and all symposium options is Oct. 19, 2018.   Contact Jon Bachman at (804) 493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org to register.   A block of rooms has been reserved at the Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry-Charles Town.   Call (304) 535-6302 for reservations.

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32nd Annual Fort Branch Battlefield Re-enactment   

Nov. 3 & 4, 2018:   9:00 am to 4:00 pm.   Fort Branch Confederate Earthen Fort Civil War Site, 2883 Fort Branch Rd, Oak City, NC   27857.   Located 3 miles southeast of Hamilton, N.C.   Just off NC Hwy 125/903 at 2883 Fort Branch Road in Martin County on the Roanoke River.

Parking: $10.   Battles at 1:30 pm both days.   For details, go to http://www.www.fortbranchcivilwarsite.com or send email request to Don Torrence at recreb@suddenlinkmail.com.

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Civil War Saturday   

Nov. 17, 2018:   10:00 am to 4:00 pm.   CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center, 100 North Queen Street, Kinston, NC   28465.

The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will be providing the public with demonstrations of the many aspects of naval, military, and civilian life.   Demos will include navigation techniques, small arms, artillery, steam engines, rope and knot work, cooking, spinning, weaving, dyeing, Civil War medicine, and nineteenth century toys and games.   Musket and artillery demonstrations will take place throughout the day.   This special event is free, and open to the public.   For details, go to http://www.nchistoricsites.org/neuse/neuse.htm or call (252) 522-2107.

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“A Civil War Christmas” Holiday Open House   

Dec. 1, 2018:   10:00 am to 4:00 pm.   Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, 5466 Harper House Rd, Four Oaks, NC   27524.

Come celebrate a Civil War Christmas during this Holiday open house event.   Costumed interpreters will decorate the kitchen in festive themes using natural materials such as holly, magnolia, fruits, & popcorn strands.   Visitors can enjoy cookies and cider while listening to period music.   Costumed military interpreters will be available to discuss how the common soldier spent his time on furlough with friends and family.   This special event is free, and open to the public.   For details, go to http://www.fobb.net or send email request to Amanda Brantley at amanda.brantley@ncdcr.gov or call her at (910) 594-0789 ext 203.

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Fort Branch Christmas   

Dec. 1, 2018:   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.   Fort Branch Confederate Earthen Fort Civil War Site, 2883 Fort Branch Rd, Oak City, NC   27857.   Located 3 miles southeast of Hamilton, N.C.   Just off NC Hwy 125/903 at 2883 Fort Branch Road in Martin County on the Roanoke River.

The Fort holds a candlelight tour of recreated Christmas scenes.   Visitors enjoy refreshments, sharing an interest in history with the participants and caroling around the campfire.   For details, go to http://www.www.fortbranchcivilwarsite.com or send email request to fort.branch.nc@gmail.com.

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