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Commemorates the national conflict that raged more than 150 years ago and shaped the United States of today. For your convenience, admission gates will open at 9:30am each day of the event. The museum will be open each day until 4:00pm. Tickets valid either Saturday 7/21 or Sunday 7/22. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Museum members FREE!


Daily Battles

The Battle Cry of Freedom

Immerse yourself amid the intensity of musket volleys, cannon blasts and the pounding hooves of the cavalry as the Historic Village takes on the guise of a border town battleground. Nearly 1,000 reenactors in authentic Federal and Confederate garb campaign for freedom. Between twice daily battles, experience artillery demonstrations showcasing the formidable firepower employed on the field and presentations of military troop maneuvers. Inspect both camps to speak with combatants and visit reproduced wartime living conditions.

President Lincoln & Mr. Frederick Douglass

We salute our special guests, President Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by historian Fritz Klein)and Frederick Douglass (portrayed by historian David Shakes), who will be on site throughout the event to inspect troops, greet visitors and pose for “likenesses.” Visit Brooks Grove Church to hear Mr. Douglass speak each day at 10:00, and remember to wish him a happy 200th birthday. Listen to one of President Lincoln's stirring, original addresses on the state of the nation each day at Village Square Square at 3:15pm.

Civilians Amid the Fray

Encounter civilians throughout the Historic Village as they reenact daily life in a military occupied town. Learn how average families contended with wartime food and clothing shortages while attending school, maintaining crops and caring for soldiers. Visit the Ladies’ Aid Society as they distribute rations to troops and watch mobile medical units treat battle injuries. Daily concerts by the Irish Volunteers feature popular music of the Civil War Era, while the morning fashion show illustrates 1860s attire for men and women alike. Stroll among travelling sutleries for memorabilia and specialty shopping.

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  • Adult - $22.00

  • Senior Citizen (62+) - $19.00

  • College Student - $19.00

  • Youth (4-17) - $14.00

  • Child (3 and younger) - FREE!

No tickets will be sent through the mail. The email confirmation you receive after placing your order acts as your ticket; please print it out or show it on your phone at Admissions. There are no refunds for reservation-only events. We accept all major credit cards, except American Express.