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: nps.gov/chch

 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. gettysburgfoundation.org

 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. nps.gov/anti

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

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. nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi

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. arkansasstateparks.com/events/christmas-open-house-148220

2-3   TN   Civil War Show at the Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin. 9 am-3 pm Sunday. $10/adult. mkshows.com/cgi-bin/show_display.asp?77

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. nps.gov/hafe

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. dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sailors-creek#general_information

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. floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Clinch

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. nps.gov/wicr

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. gettysburgfoundation.org

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). nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/events

9   PA   Living history, “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital,” at Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 7:30 pm. Free. christgettysburg.org/songs-and-stories-of-a-civil-war-hospital

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

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

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. manassasmuseum.org

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. nchistoricsites.org/Bennett

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

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. acwm.org

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

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

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. acwm.org

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

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. montereypassbattlefield.org

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. fowb.org

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

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. thelaurelhillcemetery.org

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