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    History comes alive at these Civil War reenactments and events!

    1. Harpers Ferry and the USCT Recruiting Station
      City: Harpers Ferry, Date: Apr 26, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014

      This event will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Harpers Ferry’s role in the recruitment of United States Colored Troops during 1864....

    2. Julia Pierpont Day
      City: Fairmont, Date: May 24, 2014 10:00AM - 2:00PM

      Julia Pierpont wife of Gov. Francis H.Pierpont and the Father of WV is honored on this day as the orginator of Decoration Day now known as...

    3. Under Fire: Hold the High Ground! 1864
      City: Harpers Ferry, Date: Jun 28, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014

      Join the members of the park’s artillery crew as they demonstrate the might and intimidation of field artillery during the town’s...

    4. Invasion Stalled: Harpers Ferry and the Defense of Washington
      City: Harpers Ferry, Date: Jul 4, 2014 - Jul 6, 2014

      This event will focus on the prelude of the Battle of Monocacy and Harpers Ferry’s role in helping to delay Jubal Early’s 1864 march on...

    5. Asylum Civil War Reenactment Weekend
      City: Weston, Date: Aug 9, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014

      The Asylum Civil War Weekend August 9th and 10th Tents with Civil War stories of the area will be told all over the lawn. Also living...

    6. Jackson's Mill Jubilee
      City: Weston, Date: Aug 29, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

      Bring the whole family out for a great celebration of West Virginia! This family-friendly event takes place annually over Labor Day...

    7. The Battle of Carnifex Ferry
      City: Summersville, Date: Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

      The 1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry is a living history event. Various living history demonstrations depicting civil war military life are...

    8. Thunder in the Valley: Sheridan's 1864 Valley Campaign
      City: Harpers Ferry, Date: Sep 27, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

      This event will focus on Harpers Ferry’s role as a staging ground and supply base during Philip Sheridan’s 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign....

    9. Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862 (Oct)
      City: Harpers Ferry, Date: Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

      Join the members of the Baltimore Light Artillery crew as they demonstrate the might and intimidation of field artillery. Hours:...

    Civil War heritage

    Civil War Trails Brochure
    Civil War Trails

    This brochure features 150 unique Civil War sites throughout West Virginia.
    Civil War Heritage brochure

    Civil War Heritage brochure

    American Civil War history comes alive in West Virginia, the only state to be born from that tragic conflict.