The Hermitage Winter Civil War Encampment: The members of Company B, 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers, will stage a Civil War encampment on the grounds of the Hermitage National Historic Landmark on the weekend of January 26th and 27th, during regular museum hours (1:00 pm-4:00 pm). This Civil War group is based in Clifton, New Jersey, and regularly hosts re-enactments at the Hermitage National Historic Landmark. Admission to the encampment is $7 per person.
Members of the unit will set up their outdoor living history encampment on the museum grounds, complete with soldier’s tents and fire pits. There will be live firing demonstrations of military rifles as well as a mortar from the period. Museum visitors will be encouraged to interact with the historical re-enactors, asking questions and learning about soldiers’ lives during the Civil War. In addition, the museum’s Summer Kitchen will feature indoor displays of Civil War artifacts, as well as engaging hands-on activities for children to learn more about this important era in American history.
Get more information at thehermitage.org.