Franklin County Virginia Civil War Days

SEPTEMBER 5 - 7, 2014

Lakewatch Plantation

14374 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta, VA

Mailing address:
1255 Franklin Street, Suite 112
Rocky Mount, VA  24151

 

Schedule of Events

 

Friday — September 5, 2014

9:00 a.m. –
  3:00 p.m
Living History and Military Demonstrations for Students (Public, Private, and Home School)
Please call in advance to register at 540-483-3030.
   

Saturday – September 6, 2014

Entry Fee: $5.00 for age 12 and over; $2.00 for age 5 to 11; Free for under age 5
9:00 a.m. Camp and Vendors Open to Public
9:00 a.m. -
  1:30 p.m.
Civil War Era Cricket Matches
(Open for all to enjoy)
10:00 a.m. Military Demonstrations
11:00 a.m. Ladies Program / Fashion Show and tea
2:00 p.m. Battle Demonstration
4:30 p.m. Camp Closes
6:00 p.m. Dinner and Barn Dance
Features period music and dinner

(Public Invited – $10.00 for Advance Tickets;
$15.00 at the Door)

   

Sunday – September 7, 2014

Entry Fee: $5.00 for age 12 and over; $2.00 for age 5 to 11; Free for under age 5
9:00 a.m. Camp and Vendors Open to Public
9:15 a.m. Civil War Church Program
10:30 a.m. -
  1:30 p.m.
Civil War Era Cricket Matches
(Open for all to enjoy)
11:00 a.m. Military Drills and Demonstrations
12:00 p.m. Ladies of the Lake Singers
2:00 p.m. Battle Demonstration
4:30 p.m. Camp Closes
   

Also offered this year:

Guided tours at Booker T. Washington National Monument, on the hour 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
Location: 12130 Booker T. Washington Highway in Hardy

 
Schedule subject to change prior to the start of the event.


Take a step back in time as you explore history, discover camp life and relive stories from the front lines at the fourth annual Franklin County Civil War Days, Sept. 5-7, 2014 at Lakewatch Plantation in Moneta. The event will feature military demonstrations with notable re-enactors, including portrayals of General Jubal A. Early and General Robert E. Lee, living history presentations, battlefield polo, a fashion show and tea, a church program, a variety of vendors including artisans, authors, food and more.

 

Event admission is $5.00 for patrons age 12 and over, $2.00 for patrons ages 5-11 and free for patrons under age 5. Camp will open daily at 9 a.m. Festivities will include a Dinner & Barn Dance at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. This event is coordinated by the Franklin County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee in conjunction with the Franklin County Office of Economic Development.

 

New to this year’s event:

Civil War Era Cricket: What team sports did Americans play during the Civil War – a time when there was no football or basketball, and even baseball was just beginning? One of the sports they enjoyed was the venerable old English game of cricket, which was brought to the United States during the Colonial era and by the 1860s was being played throughout the country, as well as, by both Union and Confederate soldiers.

 

Visitors to this year’s Franklin County Civil War Days will have an opportunity to personally relive this long forgotten aspect of soldier life by joining in the short, informal, 19th century cricket games that American cricket player and author Tom Melville will be conducting. The games will be run on a continuous walk-up basis and are open to all. Absolutely no experience required! So come and discover what else “play ball” meant to soldiers and civilians during the Civil War!

 

Guided tours of Booker T. Washington National Monument, Saturday and Sunday:Explore the history of the Civil War Era by visiting the park prior to or after attending Franklin County Civil War Days at Lakewatch Plantation. Learn about Washington's childhood in slavery and life on the Home Front during the Civil War! Tours will be held on the hour from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

 

Franklin County Tourism
www.visitfranklincountyva.org
540-483-3030

 

   Franklin County Virginia