Civil War Firing

 "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." President Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863.

On Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th, Museum Village comes alive with the Re-enactment of one of the most critical times in our history - The Civil War. Pay attention as President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address. Listen in as Harriet Tubman tells you of her suffrage. Smell the gun powder as the canons explode. Hear the command of troops as they are led into battle. Hear the pop of rifles spitting fire in battle.

 

You will witness this and more as you are whisked back in time to 1863 right in the middle of the Civil War. Meander through the camps and observe the lifestyle of the time. Inspect the weapons they needed to survive and get a glimpse of the food they ate. Pay attention to the demonstrations of standard Civil War tactics, troop movements and life in general. Check out the Sutlers, who were the merchants that provided goods to the soldiers, as they sell their 19th Century style merchandise to the public.

Visit our Changing Exhibits Building for a very rare view of a Private Collection of Civil War Artifacts. There will also be a Canon Demonstration, Special Talks and Presentations and a display of several Confederate Flags.

Tickets are $15.00 for Adults; $12.00 for seniors and $10 for children under 12 (Children under 4 are free). Hours are Saturday, September 5th 10:00AM – 5:00PM and Sunday, September 6th 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Advance tickets may be purchased on line at the Museum Village website. The snack bar and museum gift shops will also be open. For more information, check our website, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the museum at 845-782-8247/8248. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Museum Village is a living history museum preserving a vast collection of eclectic, 19th century artifacts for educational purposes. Using these artifacts and reproductions, we provide hands-on experiences and exhibits illustrating the transition from a rural to an industrial culture and economy in America, provoking thought and discussion about history.www.museumvillage.org

Museum Village is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Educational Institution.