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Civil War Days


  • Manitowoc County Historical Society 924 Pinecrest Road Manitowoc, WI, 54220 United States (map)
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Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3 - from 10 am to 4 pm

Although it has been over 150 years since our country has fought in the Civil War, the diaries, stories, and lessons still remain. Pinecrest Village is transformed into a Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period in our nation’s history. Join reenactors as they stage a battle complete with raging cannons and marching infantry. Learn how the nation changed through the insights of local people who made a difference in history. The family-friendly event features food, fun and shopping on "Sutler's Row" for traditional Civil War-era reproduction products.

Featured Activities (Both days):

  • Mid-day meal cooking demonstrations at the Confederate Camp
  • 12:30 Artillery Drill
  • 1 pm main battle reeactment
  • Medical scenario following the main battle
  • 3:00 School of the Soldier at the Collins Depot

Saturday Only Activities (June 2)

  • 10:00 Infantry and Cavalry Drill
  • 11:00 Picket
  • 11:30 Medical Inspection at Cheese Factory

Sunday Only Activities (June 3)

  • 10:15 Church Service at Niles Community Church
  • Join author Ron Larson throughout the day to learn about his new book, "Wisconsin and the Civil War"
  • 11:00 Infantry and Cavalry Drill
  • 11:30 Picket

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, and under age 5 is free. MCHS members receive free admission.

Earlier Event: May 26
Family Pioneer Games
Later Event: June 3
Scout Sunday