Civil War Days

July 28 & 29, 2018

Experience life during the Civil War at Landis Valley's Civil War Days.  Make way for cavalry drills and cover your ears during the musket firing demonstrations.  Talk to Abraham Lincoln, the Ladies' Aid Society, members of the Sanitary Commission, politicians, and other civilians who supported the soldiers and the war effort, as well as Civil War engineers, soldiers, and generals.  Games and hands-on activities for kids and horse-drawn wagon rides for the whole family.  Lectures, dances (July 28 only), and a Civil War fashion show round out the event.

Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the museum store, along with books about the Civil War and hand-made re-enactment accessories.  Picnic grove on-site for you to bring your packed lunch.  Parking is free.  Event is rain or shine and tickets sold online are non-refundable.

Admission: $12/Adults
  $10/Seniors
  $8/Ages 3-11
  Free for ages 2 & under
    
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 717-569-0401.



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Schedule of Events For Saturday, July 28

9:00 Museum and Grounds Open – Saturday, July 28

9:00 Inspection – Troops – Behind the Visitor Center

10:45 Musket Drill (Adults and Kids Invited – Millstone Grove)

11:00 Civil War Era Fashion Show (Yellow Barn)

11:00 One Room School House Lessons

11:30 Company Drill and Firing Demo (pasture ‘tween Log & Brick House

11:30 Civil War Dancing - Firehouse

12:00 to 1:00 Troops - Ration Issue (Millstone Grove)

12:00 Honor Guard Demo and Flag Folding (pasture ‘tween Log & Brick House)

12:30 Cavalry demonstration (pasture ‘tween Log & Brick House)

1:00 Meet and Greet – Speech - President Abraham Lincoln (Visitor Center Auditorium)
1:00 Mail Call – (Camp – behind the Visitor Center)

1:30 Meet the Surgeon (Across the Path from the Leatherworking Shop)

1:30 Civil War Dancing - Firehouse

2:00 Ladies’ Aid Talk/Tea (Yellow Barn)

2:00 One Room School House Lessons

2:30 Company Drill and Firing Demo (pasture ‘tween Log & Brick House)

3:00 Meet Civil War Engineers (behind the Textile Craft Barn)

3:00 Musket Drill (Adults and Kids Invited – Millstone Grove)

3:00 “Visit the Camp” tour (Camp behind the Visitor Center)

3:30 Cavalry demonstration (pasture ‘tween Log & Brick House)

3:30 Civil War Dancing - Firehouse

4:00 Soldiers Prepare to Depart (in Company Area)

5:00 Museum and Grounds Close

Schedule of Events for Sunday, July 29 

9:00 Inspection – Troops – Behind the Visitor Center

10:00 Museum and Grounds Open – Sunday, July 29

10:45 Musket Drill (Adults and Kids Invited – Millstone Grove)

11:00 Civil War Era Fashion Show (Yellow Barn)

11:00 One Room School House Lessons

11:30 Company Drill and Firing Demo (pasture ‘tween Log & Brick House)

12:00 to 1:00 Ration Issue/Troops at lunch (Millstone Grove)

12:00 Honor Guard Demo and Flag Folding (pasture ‘tween Log & Brick House)

12:30 Cavalry demonstration (pasture ‘tween Log & Brick House)

1:00 Payroll – (Camp – behind the Visitor Center)

1:00 Meet and Greet – Speech - President Abraham Lincoln (Visitor Center Auditorium)

1:30 Meet the Surgeon (Across the Path from the Leatherworking Shop)

2:00 Cavalry demonstration (pasture ‘tween Log & Brick House)

2:00 One Room School House Lessons

2:30 Company Drill and Firing Demo (pasture ‘tween Log & Brick House)

3:00 Musket Drill (Adults and Kids Invited – Millstone Grove)

3:00 “Visit the Camp” tour (Camp behind the Visitor Center)

3:30 Meet Civil War Engineers (behind the Textile Craft Barn)

4:00 Soldiers Prepare to Depart (in Company Area)

5:00 Museum and Grounds Close

Landis Valley Museum Store

Books – Games – Collectibles – Hats – Toys

Snacks and Drinks Available –

All Proceeds Directly Support the Museum

Letters From a Shoebox James Dohren, Book Signing 10AM – 2PM

 Children’s Activities

  • Activities/demonstrations about Civil War
  • Schoolhouse Lesson Theme “Abraham Lincoln’s Hat” 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
  • 10:45 Musket Drill (Adults and Kids Invited – Millstone Grove)
  • 3:00 Musket Drill (Adults and Kids Invited – Millstone Grove)

Ongoing Activities

Wagon Rides - Pick Up and Drop Off at the Landis Valley Hotel

16th President of the United States - Abraham Lincoln – available all day at the Landis Valley House Hotel

U. S. Sanitary Commission (Yellow Barn and Millstone Grove) Display and Craft Fair

Patriot Daughters of Lancaster and Associates

Civil War Union Generals (Isaac Landis House)

Civil War Surgeon

Civil War Engineers

Civil War Arms Exhibit in the Landis Collections Gallery


Surveyor tentSoldiers pose by Sexton's HouseSoldier by the Tin ShopPresident Lincoln meets his troops at a past eventBrigadier General John BufordLadies out for a walkLadies Aid Society enjoying a picnicCavalry taking a breakRations displaySoldiers passing a picnic