Civil War Reenactments

Event Schedule

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Battle at Fort Taylor Civil War Heritage Days
Key West, Florida
Feb 03 to Feb 05, 2023
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Winter Quarters 1862
Marbury, Alabama
Feb 10 to Feb 12, 2023
Union Civil War reenactment soldiers
Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee or Ocean Pond
Sanderson, Florida
Feb 17 to Feb 19, 2023
Battle of Texas Hospital
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The Battle of Texas Hospital
Quitman, Mississippi
Feb 17 to Feb 19, 2023
Reenactors Portray the Battle of Aiken
Battle of Aiken
Aiken, South Carolina
Feb 24 to Feb 26, 2023
Battle of Tannehill Furnace
The Battle of Tannehill Furnace
McCalla, Alabama
Mar 03 to Mar 05, 2023
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Battle of Natural Bridge
Tallahassee, Florida
Mar 03 to Mar 05, 2023
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Battle for Broxton Bridge
Ehrhardt, South Carolina
Mar 04 to Mar 05, 2023
Civil War Confederate Reenactors
Civil War Days at Riley's Farm
Yucaipa, California
Mar 04 to Mar 05, 2023
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The Patrol - A First Section Event
, North Carolina
Mar 10 to Mar 12, 2023
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Battle of Newton
Newton, Alabama
Mar 11 to Mar 12, 2023
Battleground 1863 Flyer. See Texas Military Forces Museum website for more information!
Camp Mabry: Battleground 1863
Austin, Texas
Mar 11 to Mar 12, 2023
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Battle of Cabin Creek
Spavinaw, Oklahoma
Mar 11 to Mar 12, 2023
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Tentative
Battle of Round Mountain Reenactment
Yale, Oklahoma
Mar 11 to Mar 13, 2024
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River Blast Festival
Columbus, Georgia
Mar 18 to Mar 19, 2023
South East Military Expo Logo
Southeast Military Expo
Ridgeland, South Carolina
Mar 23 to Mar 26, 2023
American Civil War Association Logo
Knight's Ferry
Oakdale, California
Mar 24 to Mar 26, 2023
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Battle at Narcoossee Mill
St Cloud, Florida
Mar 25 to Mar 26, 2023
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Siege of Port Hudson
Jackson, Louisiana
Mar 25 to Mar 26, 2023
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Battle of Janney Furnace
Ohatchee, Alabama
Mar 25 to Mar 26, 2023
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Battle of Pleasant Hill Reenactment and Festival
Pelican, Louisiana
Mar 30 to Apr 03, 2023
Fort Blakely State Park
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Tentative
Reenactment of the Battle of Fort Blakeley
Spanish Fort, Alabama
Mar 31 to Apr 02, 2023
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Civil War Days Strathearn Museum
Simi Valley, California
Apr 01 to Apr 02, 2023
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New Bern Battlefield Adventure Day
New Bern, North Carolina
Apr 08, 2023
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Monterey Pass Battlefield Park Living History Opening Weekend
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Apr 14 to Apr 16, 2023
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Battle of Helena: 160th Anniversary
Helena-West Helena, Arkansas
Apr 15 to Apr 17, 2023
Civil War cannon at Fort Harker
Skirmish at Fort Harker
Stevenson, Alabama
Apr 21 to Apr 23, 2023
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Cross Keys Living History & Reenactment Event
Union, South Carolina
Apr 28 to Apr 30, 2023
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The Sumner Grays Prepare for War
Castalian Springs, Tennessee
Apr 28 to Apr 30, 2023
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Walkersville Southern Railroad Civil War
Walkersville, Maryland
Apr 29 to Apr 30, 2023
The Union Volunteers Reenactment Group Logo
Camp Geiger Civil War Reenactment
Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania
Apr 29 to Apr 30, 2023
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Grant's Home Front Event
Galena, Illinois
Apr 29 to Apr 30, 2023
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Battle of Big Cypress Bayou
Jefferson, Texas
May 05 to May 07, 2023
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Civil War Days - Elk Grove
Elk Grove, California
May 05 to May 07, 2023
Billie Creek Civil War Days Reenactment
Billie Creek Civil War Days
Rockville, Indiana
May 06 to May 07, 2023
Skirmish in the Valley
Skirmish In The Valley
Jacksonville, Alabama
May 06 to May 07, 2023
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Civil War Living History
Hardin, Kentucky
May 06 to May 07, 2023
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Old Clinton War Days
Gray, Georgia
May 06 to May 07, 2023
Burning of Courthouse Flyer
Burning of The Courthouse
Linden, Tennessee
May 13, 2023
Red Oak Old West Civil War Reenactment
Red Oak Old West Town Civil War Reenactment
Leesburg, Ohio
May 13 to May 14, 2023
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Civil War Jensen Alvarado Ranch
Riverside, California
May 18 to May 19, 2023
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Tentative
Battle of Carthage
Carthage, Missouri
May 19 to May 21, 2023
The Battle of Resaca 1864 by Kurz & Allison
Battle of Resaca
Resaca, Georgia
May 19 to May 21, 2023
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Cheadle Lake
Lebanon, Oregon
May 19 to May 21, 2023
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160th Battle of Monterey Pass
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
May 20 to May 21, 2023
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Battle at Bost Grist Mill
Concord, North Carolina
May 20 to May 21, 2023
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Battle of Cuba Station
Gainesville, Alabama
May 27 to May 29, 2023
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Blue & Gray Reunion 2022
Philippi, West Virginia
Jun 01 to Jun 04, 2023
Reenactors battling at Fort Pocahontas Reenactment
Fort Pocahontas Reenactment
Charles City, Virginia
Jun 03 to Jun 04, 2023
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Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment
Newburg Township, Illinois
Jun 03 to Jun 05, 2024
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Delaware County Civil War Days
Hopkinton, Iowa
Jun 03 to Jun 04, 2024
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Morgans Raid on Dogwood Pass
Beaver, Ohio
Jun 10 to Jun 11, 2023
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Civil War Days Nappanee Indiana
Nappanee, Indiana
Jun 10 to Jun 11, 2023
Union soldiers on the field for the Old Bedford Civil War Reenactment
Old Bedford Civil War Reenactment
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Jun 10 to Jun 11, 2023
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Petersburg - The Liberty Rifles
, Virginia
Jun 16 to Jun 18, 2023
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Union Gap Civil War Reenactment
Union Gap, Washington
Jun 17 to Jun 18, 2023
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Battle of Gettysburg 160th by PCWA
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Jun 23 to Jun 25, 2023
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Battle of Gettysburg by GBPA
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Jun 30 to Jul 02, 2023
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Monterey Pass Living History and Reenactment
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Jun 30 to Jul 02, 2023
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Powerland Heritage Park
Salem, Oregon
Jul 01 to Jul 04, 2023
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Brandenburg Civil War Reenactment
Brandenburg, Kentucky
Jul 13 to Jul 14, 2024
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Union Mills Civil War Encampment
Westminster, Maryland
Jul 15 to Jul 16, 2023
Charlton Park Civil War Muster Union Soldiers
Charlton Park Civil War Muster
Hastings, Michigan
Jul 15 to Jul 16, 2023
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Old Settler Days Missouri
Waynesville, Missouri
Jul 29 to Jul 30, 2023
Civil War Reenactors teaching the public
Civil War Reenactment Weekend by SLPEM
Madrid, New York
Jul 29 to Jul 30, 2023
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Mauston Civil War Event
Mauston, Wisconsin
Aug 05 to Aug 06, 2023
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Fort Laramie National Historical Site Weekend
Fort Laramie, Wyoming
Aug 11 to Aug 13, 2023
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Camp Nelson - The Bluegrass Bastion
Nicholasville, Kentucky
Aug 11 to Aug 13, 2023
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Galesburg Heritage Days
Galesburg, Illinois
Aug 18 to Aug 20, 2023
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The Wisconsin Military Show
Eagle, Wisconsin
Aug 18 to Aug 20, 2023
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Battle of Dry Creek Reenactment
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Aug 20 to Aug 22, 2023
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The Battle of Richmond Reenactment
Richmond, Kentucky
Aug 26 to Aug 27, 2023
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Jackson Civil War Muster
Jackson, Michigan
Aug 26 to Aug 27, 2023
Battle of the Wilderness by Kurz & Allison
Battle of Decatur
Decatur, Alabama
Sep 01 to Sep 03, 2023
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Comstock Heritage Days
Virginia City, Nevada
Sep 01 to Sep 04, 2023
Old South Military Ball Photo
The Old South Ball
Greenville, South Carolina
Sep 02, 2023
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Tentative
CIVIL WAR DAYS - Living History in Huntington Central Park
Huntington Beach, California
Sep 02 to Sep 03, 2023
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Battle for Clatsop County
Astoria, Oregon
Sep 02 to Sep 04, 2023
Old Bedford Village Civil War encampment
Old Bedford Village Union Soldiers & Civilians Encampment
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Sep 03 to Sep 04, 2023
Hay Creek Valley Association Logo
Hay Creek Festival
Geigertown, Pennsylvania
Sep 08 to Sep 10, 2023
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Mason City Civil War Reenactment
Mason City, Iowa
Sep 08 to Sep 10, 2023
Battle of Tunnell Hill courtesy of Ken Sumner
Battle of Tunnell Hill
Tunnel Hill, Georgia
Sep 08 to Sep 10, 2023
Battle at Carnifax Ferry
Battle of Carnifax Ferry
Summersville, West Virginia
Sep 09 to Sep 10, 2023
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Tentative
Lockport Military History Weekend
Lockport, Illinois
Sep 09 to Sep 10, 2023
Maggies Raid
Raid on the Little General's Farm
Gallant, Alabama
Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
Van Raalte Farm Muster Logo
Van Raalte Civil War Muster
Holland, Michigan
Sep 16 to Sep 27, 2023
Historic Zoar Village
Historic Zoar Civil War Reenactment
Zoar, Ohio
Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
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Battle of Chickamauga
LaFayette, Georgia
Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
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Tentative
Actions at the Colonial Plantation
Media, Pennsylvania
Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2023
Vermont Living History Expo
Vermont Living History Expo
Essex, Vermont
Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Barboursville Civil War Days
Barboursville Civil War Days
Barboursville, West Virginia
Sep 29 to Oct 01, 2023
The Union Volunteers Reenactment Group Logo
Glenwood Civil War Weekend
Vernon Township, New Jersey
Sep 29 to Oct 01, 2023
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Tentative
Liberty Days
Bloomfield, Missouri
Oct 06 to Oct 07, 2023
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Battle of Bibb Furnace
Bibb, Alabama
Oct 07 to Oct 08, 2023
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Laurel Hill Civil War Reenactment
Ararat, Virginia
Oct 07 to Oct 08, 2023
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Winterset Iowa Civil War Reenactment
Winterset, Iowa
Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
Hartford Civil War Days Union Reenactors
Hartford City Civil War Days
Hartford City, Indiana
Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
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Columbus Belmont State Park Civil War Days
Columbus, Kentucky
Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
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Wrestiling of Demons - Perryville
Perryville, Kentucky
Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
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Battle of Droop Mountain
Hillsboro, West Virginia
Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
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Shadows of the Blue and Gray
Princeton, Illinois
Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
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Mullica Hill Civil War Weekend
Harrison Township, New Jersey
Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
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Battle of Camp Wildcat Reenactment
Laurel County, Kentucky
Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2023
Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation banner
The Battle of Cedar Creek
Middletown, Virginia
Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2023
Beauvoir Fall Muster
Beauvoir Fall Muster
Biloxi, Mississippi
Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2023
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Village of Hainesville’s Annual Civil War Encampment & Battle
Hainesville, Illinois
Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2023
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Battle of Leatherwood
Cornettsville, Kentucky
Oct 27 to Oct 29, 2023
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The Park - A First Section Event
Sharpsburg, Maryland
Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2023
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Battle of Skirum Creek
Crossville, Alabama
Nov 03 to Nov 04, 2023
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Battle of Honey Springs Reenactment
Checotah, Oklahoma
Nov 03 to Nov 05, 2023
Civil War Reenactors at Fort Branch Reenactment
Tentative
Fort Branch Reenactment
Oak City, North Carolina
Nov 04 to Nov 05, 2023
Guyandotte Civil War Days Banner
Battle of Guyandotte
Huntington, West Virginia
Nov 04 to Nov 05, 2023
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Fort McAllister Reenactment and Winter Muster
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Dec 08 to Dec 10, 2023
Civil War Battle Reenactment
Battle of McLeods Mill
Leakesville, Mississippi
Dec 09 to Dec 10, 2023

Civil War reenactments first began during the Civil War itself, when both Union and Confederate soldiers would stage mock battles in order to train for actual combat. However, these reenactments were not open to the public. It wasn't until the early 20th century that reenactments became a popular form of entertainment. The first major public reenactment was held in 1911 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Today, Civil War reenactments are held all over the United States, and they continue to be a popular way to learn about this significant period in American history.

Every year, thousands of Americans take part in reenactments of the Civil War. These living history events allow people to step back in time and experience what life was like during the 1860s. Participants often stay in character throughout the event, sleeping in period-appropriate tents and eating food cooked over an open fire. Reenactments are typically held on battlefields or other historic sites, and they often include authentic period dress, weapons, and equipment. Some reenactments are large-scale events that involve hundreds of participants, while others are more intimate affairs with only a few dozen people. No matter their size, each civil war reenactment provides a unique opportunity to learn about America’s past.

Civilians: In addition to soldiers, reenactments often feature civilian encampments, where people can learn about the day-to-day lives of those who lived through the Civil War. For many, taking part in a reenactment is a way to connect with their ancestors and gain a greater understanding of American history.

Tactical Reenactment: Some reenactments will be listed as "tactical" or "private". These events are closed to the public and open to reenactors only. Many reenactors enjoy immersing themselves in the period and there just weren't any spectators with smart phones in the 1860's.

Sutlers: You will often see information regarding sutlers on various websites and event listings. A sutler is generally known as a person who followed an army selling their wares.

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