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Civil War and Military Living History Weekend April 5-7, 2019

April 5 @ 10:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm

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At Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tenn. we’ve combined two of our biggest history-related weekends into one huge exploration of the past. April 5-7, 2019 you’ll experience a great weekend for professional and amateur historians, students, lifetime learners or those who just love unique, one-of-a-kind experiences. The weekend is filled with interpreters in period clothing, encampments, examples of military transportation, reenactments of actual battles and more. Of course, the weekend won’t be complete without a visit to DPA’s Military Gallery featuring artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War.

This activity-filled weekend is a must-do for anyone, whether you are a history buff or not. We welcome friends from all over, especially near Nashville, Memphis, Clarksville, Jackson and Paducah to attend at least one if not all three days. Cannon firing, weapon demonstrations, a ladies’ tea and more are all scheduled for this great weekend.

The Civil War and Military Living History Weekend is free with your park admission. Members are free.

The encampment and stations are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 5-7, 2019.

Special Event: Civil War Lantern Walk on April 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The Lantern Walk gives you an inside look at how life was during the Civil War. This year, the walk is throughout the 1800s Settlement with different stations set up for guests to experience. This is a ticketed event. Available for the first 100 guests to purchase a ticket for $10. Purchase your tickets online or call us at 731-885-5455.

*All events are subject to change. The Civil War and Military Living History Weekend will go on, rain or shine.

Sponsored by Dixie Gun Works and Union City Coca-Cola

Schedule of Events:

Fri., April 5. 2019
Encampment set up on the Great Lawn 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cannon firings every hour, on the hour
Demonstrations throughout the park
Civil War Lantern Walk at 7:30 p.m. in the Settlement (Purchase tickets)

Sat., April 6, 2019
Encampment set up on the Great Lawn 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cannon firings every hour, on the hour
Demonstrations throughout the park
Ladies’ Tea at 1:30 p.m. in Dinosaur Hall
Battle Tactics at 2:30 p.m. in Dinosaur Hall
Skirmish at 3:30 p.m. near the Great Lawn

Sun., April 7, 2019
Encampment set up on the Great Lawn 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cannon firings every hour, on the hour beginning at 1 p.m.
Demonstrations throughout the park
Field Service at 11 a.m. in the Chaplain’s tent

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Start:
April 5 @ 10:00 am
End:
April 7 @ 5:00 pm
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