December 2017


 PA   Lecture/bus tour, “Historic Civil War Taverns of Adams County,” Gettysburg area battle-related taverns toured. Lecture at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center at noon followed by 2-4 pm bus tour. $.

 VA   “Christmas on the Farm,” at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market. Living history, music, Christmas treats and more. 10 am-3 pm. Free with admission. 540-740-3101.

2  MD   Memorial Illumination driving tour at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. 23,000 candles on the battlefield. Tour begins 6 pm. Note: Visitor center and tour roads close at 3 pm. Free.

2-3  WV   Living history, “Captain Flagg’s US Quartermaster City, 1864: Prospects of Peace,” at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free with park admission.

2-3  VA   Civil War Santa Claus, refreshments and music Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park near Crewe. Noon-4 pm Saturday, 2-4 pm Sunday. Free.

9   PA   “Evening with the Painting,” special tour of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 5-6:30 pm. $.

9   PA   Lecture, “A Devastating Team: The Mississippi Flotilla and Joint Operations in the Mississippi River Valley,” at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. 1 pm. Free (regular admission to galleries applies).

9   PA   Living history, “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital,” at Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 7:30 pm. Free.

9   VA   Christmas Open House at Historic Sandusky in Lynchburg. Food, crafts and period Santa Claus. 10 am-2 pm. Free.

9   VA   Lecture, “CSS Nashville,” at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. 2:30 pm. Free with admission.

9   VA   Special holiday tours of Liberia, 8601 Portner Ave, Manassas. Civil War-oriented tours of the former headquarters mansion 5, 6 and 7 pm. $.

9-10   MD   Special Christmas activities, exhibits, decorations and refreshments at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. Noon-4 pm.

10   VA   Open house, “Court End Christmas,” annual event in downtown Richmond. Museums and historic houses, including the White House of the Confederacy, open for the holidays. Noon-5 pm. Free.

11   VA   Lecture, “Confederate Christians’ Pro-Slavery Manifesto,” at Triple Crossing Brewing, 5203 Hatcher St, Richmond. 6:30 pm. Free.

12   VA   Lecture, “Central Virginia: Bread or Blood,” at Macado’s, 200 E Third St, Farmville. 6:30 pm. Free.

14   VA   Lecture/reception, “The Civil War’s Most Notorious Guerrilla,” at the American Civil War Museum in Appomattox. 6:30 pm reception, 7 pm lecture. $.

16   MD   Lecture, “’Great Risk of Opium Eating,’” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2:30 pm. Free with admission.

16   PA   “Christmas at the Pass,” period living history and more at the Monterey Pass battlefield, 14325 Buchanan Trail East, near Waynesboro. Noon-4 pm. $ donation.

16-17   VA   “19th Century Christmas” at Ellwood Manor on the Wilderness Battlefield, near Routes 3 and 20 west of Fredericksburg. Period decorations, refreshments and music. 9 am-2 pm Saturday, Noon-3 pm Sunday.  Period Santa Claus 9 am-noon Saturday. Free.

31   PA   General Meade’s Birthday Celebration at Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia. Annual event with gun salute, toast. Noon. $ donation suggested.

Ongoing: The War Came By Train/The B&O Railroad and the American Civil War. B&O Railroad museum. 901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223 $



Editor’s note - Some events may have changed by the time we go to print. When possible, please check with the event sponsor prior to attending.

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