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Civil War Days

April 20 @ 10:00 am - April 22 @ 5:00 pm

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Ready…aim…fire! You can experience what life was like from 1861-1865, when the Civil War was ongoing in America during Civil War Days! You can see reenactors in period clothing, see the tents they would stay in, and even watch live firing demonstrations all on the Lawn at Discovery Park of America. Pick the brains of some our our demonstrators, and you will learn even more than you could ever imagine about the Civil War.

Civil War Days is free with membership or park admission. The SOLD OUT Lantern Walk on Friday evening is a ticketed event, and will begin at 7:30. Please arrive with your tickets to the main entrance, and then you will be divided up into smaller groups to begin your tour.

Sponsor: The Meadows & Dixie Gun Works

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 20 (10 a.m. until 5 p.m.)
Weapon demonstrations
Cannon firings
Encampment on the lawn
Reeneactors

Friday Evening, April 20 (7:30 p.m.) SOLD OUT!
Lantern Walk: A unique experience for patrons to have an in-depth look at the Civil War encampment after hours.
This is a ticketed event, and it is limited to the first 100 guests to purchase a ticket. Tickets are $10 per person, and can be purchased by calling 731-885-5455 or online.
This event will be held, rain or shine.
Meet in the Cafe at 7:30 before your Lantern Walk experience.
Different Stations will be set up throughout the encampment:

  • Letter Reading
  • Music and Storytelling
  • Women of the War
  • Mourning Dress
  • End the lantern walk with a Night Firing

Saturday, April 21
Weapon demonstrations
Cannon firings
Encampment on the lawn
Reeneactors
1:30 Ladies’ Tea on the lawn
3:30 Skirmish on the lawn

Sunday, April 22
Weapon demonstrations
Cannon firings
Encampment on the lawn
Reeneactors
11:00 Field Service with music

*Note: Schedule of events subject to change.

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Start:
April 20 @ 10:00 am
End:
April 22 @ 5:00 pm
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