Living history programs set for Wilderness, Spotsylvania 150th
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is pleased to announce its schedule of living history programs as part of the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House.
Living history programs will include participatory elements, encampments, musket and cannon firing demonstrations, civilian impressions, and fife and drum music. These will provide unique and enriching opportunities for visitors to enhance their experience during the anniversary.
May 3, 2014
Noon: Help Union troops setup camp at an interactive living history program at Ellwood
3:00 p.m.: Tactical and firing demonstration at Ellwood
May 4, 2014
11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.: Tactical and firing demonstrations at Saunders Field
May 5, 2014
May 6, 2014
May 10, 2014
Union infantry encampment near the Landram House site (beyond Tour Stop 3).
Confederate infantry encampment at the East Face of the Salient (Tour Stop 6).
Civilian refugees at the McCoull House Site (Tour Stop 5).
11:30 a.m.: Union and Confederate infantry demonstrations at Laurel Hill (near Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter – Tour Stop 1)
12:30-3 p.m.: “Warren and Hancock in Crisis” tour will include living historians (meet at Tour Stop 1, Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter)
4:00-6:00 p.m.: “Upton Earns His Star” tour will include living historians (meet at Tour Stop 2)
3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.: Confederate artillery demonstrations at the apex of the Mule Shoe (near Tour Stop 3)
The 2nd Maryland Fife and Drums Corps will perform concerts at:
Noon and 3:00 p.m.: Tour Stop 1, Spotsylvania Battlefield Exhibit Shelter
6:30 p.m.: Tour Stop 5, McCoull House Lane
–Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park