December 2017

Events added/updated 15 Nov 2017

1-2   TN   Holiday Open House at the Cravens House on the Lookout Mountain Battlefield in Chattanooga. 6-8 pm. Free. Reservations required: 423-821-7786. Details:

 PA   Lecture/bus tour, “Historic Civil War Taverns of Adams County,” Gettysburg area battle-related taverns toured. Lecture at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center at noon followed by 2-4 pm bus tour. $60.

 VA   “Christmas on the Farm,” at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market. Living history, music, Christmas treats and more. 10 am-3 pm. Free with admission. 540-740-3101.

2  MD   Memorial Illumination driving tour at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. 23,000 candles on the battlefield. Tour begins 6 pm. Note: Visitor center and tour roads close at 3 pm. Free.

 NC   “Fort Branch Civil War Christmas,” at the fort near Hamilton. Living history and more.

2  NC   Living history, “A Civil War Christmas,” open house with refreshments and decorations at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site near Four Oaks. 9 am-4 pm. Free.

2-3    AR   Christmas Open House at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. Living history, demonstrations, tours and more. 10 am-3 pm.

2-3   TN   Civil War Show at the Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin. 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $10/adult.

2-3  WV   Living history, “Captain Flagg’s US Quartermaster City, 1864: Prospects of Peace,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free with park admission.

2-3  VA   Civil War Santa Claus, refreshments and music Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park near Crewe. Noon-4 pm Saturday, 2-4 pm Sunday. Free.

2-3  FL   Living history, “Union Garrison,” at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 9 am-noon Sunday. $8.

7    AR   Walking tour at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. Covers the area of heaviest fighting. 10 am. Free. 479-846-2990.

9    MO   Luminary Driving Tour at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Popular program with more than 2,500 candles on the battlefield tour route. Park road closed all day. 4:30-9:30 pm. Free.

9   GA   “A Candlelight Christmas at Liberty Hall,” at the A.H. Stephens State Park in Crawfordville. 11 am-2 pm. $6/adult. 706-456-2602.

9   PA   “Evening with the Painting,” special tour of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 5-6:30 pm. $20/adult.

9   PA   Lecture, “A Devastating Team: The Mississippi Flotilla and Joint Operations in the Mississippi River Valley,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free (regular admission to galleries applies).

9   PA   Living history, “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital,” at Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 7:30 pm. Free.

9   VA   Christmas Open House at Historic Sandusky in Lynchburg. Food, crafts and period Santa Claus. 10 am-2 pm. Free.

9   VA   Lecture, “CSS Nashville,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission.

9   VA   Special holiday tours of Liberia, 8601 Portner Ave, Manassas. Civil War-oriented tours of the former headquarters mansion 5, 6 and 7 pm. $15/adult.

9   NC   Living history, “Christmas in the Piedmont,” with candlelight tours, at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. Living history 10 am-4 pm; candlelight tours 6-9 pm.

9-10   MD   Special Christmas activities, exhibits, decorations and refreshments at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. Noon-4 pm.

10   VA   Open house, “Court End Christmas,” annual event in downtown Richmond. Museums and historic houses, including the White House of the Confederacy, open for the holidays. Noon-5 pm. Free.

11   VA   Lecture, “Confederate Christians’ Pro-Slavery Manifesto,” at Triple Crossing Brewing, 5203 Hatcher St, Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free.

12   VA   Lecture, “Central Virginia: Bread or Blood,” at Macado’s, 200 E Third St, Farmville. 6:30 pm. Free.

14   VA   Lecture/reception, “The Civil War’s Most Notorious Guerrilla,” at the American Civil War Museum in Appomattox. 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm lecture. $10/adult.

16   MD   Lecture, “’Great Risk of Opium Eating,’” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission.

16   PA   “Christmas at the Pass,” period living history and more at the Monterey Pass battlefield, 14325 Buchanan Trail East, near Waynesboro. Noon-4 pm. $5 donation.

16-17   VA   “19th Century Christmas” at Ellwood Manor on the Wilderness Battlefield, near Routes 3 and 20 west of Fredericksburg. Period decorations, refreshments and music. 9 am-2 pm Saturday, Noon-3 pm Sunday.  Period Santa Claus 9 am-noon Saturday. Free.

26-Jan 2   TN   Anniversary living history and ranger programs at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro.

31   PA   General Meade’s Birthday Celebration at Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia. Annual event with gun salute, toast. Noon. $5 donation suggested.

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