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Civil War: Yankees and Rebels

Civil War: Yankees and Rebels

  • Weeks:Jul. 6, 2020
    Jul. 13, 2020
  • Time:9:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Cost:$395 one week
    $725 both weeks
  • Grades:4-8
  • Staff:Jimmy Callahan '06

Early Bird Prices of $650 (2 weeks) and $345 (1 week) are available until April 16th!

Experience the most epic battlefields of the Civil War- Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Relive Pickett’s Charge, cross Burnside’s Bridge, climb Marye’s Heights, and traverse Devil’s Den. Also, discover the Defenses of Washington, DC including Forts Washington, Ward, and Stevens! Tour the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA to see real Civil War weaponry up close. Discover Civil War artifacts at the American History Museum. Witness the final drama of the War at Ford’s Theater. Also, experience lesser-known battlefields like Monocacy River, Ball’s Bluff, and Ox Hill

New this year in week 2 we will visit Spotsylvania Court House, one Lee and Grant’s epic battles in the final campaign of the war.

Finally, in both weeks spend a day in the life of a Civil War soldier learning how to march in formation, dress in uniform, set up a campfire, and participate in a water gun battle re-enactment also using a water balloon launcher to better understand Civil War-era Artillery. Battlefields, museums, forts and other historic sites will be divided up in chronological order over the course of two unique weeks, from the first major battle to President Lincoln’s assassination. Sign-up for both weeks to get the full experience!

Notes:

Usual dress is regular summer attire including good shoes for walking battlefields.

Space is limited and camps session do fill up.

Campers outside of the recommended age range may be admitted on a case by case basis. Please contact Jimmy Callahan to discuss.

Campers should bring a bag lunch, a water bottle, and a hat.