Dates: June 23 and 24
Cost: $10 adults, $9 senior citizens and $8 for children 4-17, those 3 and under are free. Heritage Hill Members FREE.
Heritage Hill State Historical Park is pleased to welcome re-enactors from across the state for its Civil War Re-enactment weekend. Visitors will have the opportunity to view demonstrations of Civil War life from both the military and civilian perspectives including the weapons they used. Civil War soldiers and other period townspeople transform Heritage Hill into a Civil War battleground.
Gnome Games and the Green Bay Wargamers Guild will be hosting Civil War Battles in miniatures. Take command of a Company or Regiment for part of the battle and see if your tactics can save some lives or win the day. Take command for a few turns and experience some of the decisions that the leaders on the battlefield experienced.
Younger ‘soldiers’ will also be able to take the field on short, intense side skirmishes that are designed to capture the terror, confusion, and essence of the battlefield in 15mm scale and take a Union or Confederate soldier home as a remembrance of the war and the day. We will also have painting supplies available to ‘dress your soldier’ in uniform before you take him home.
Guests will be able to visit Confederate and Union military and civilian campsites and ask questions. Take time to view the various period items at each encampment.
Each child will be given the name of an actual union or confederate soldier and will be locating items in the park and then will find out the fate of his/her soldier.
For specific activities and times for Saturday see below:
10:00am —Park Opens
10:30am-11:30am —Youth Recruitment.
A special treat for the youth is an opportunity to become a soldier for a part of the day, complete with marching and training.
Learn the proper way to address various different people at the time of the Civil War.
The Band strives to recreate the look and sound of a typical Union Army Band serving with the Western troops of Grant or Sherman in the years of the War Between the States. The Band plays authentic musical arrangements on original period instruments and performs at military reenactments, concerts, parades, and living history demonstrations.
The Band has been featured at historic sites such as Antietam MD, Mill Springs KY, Gettysburg PA, and at Grant’s home in Galena IL.
1:00pm-2:00pm-Civil War Surgeon’s Presentation-Fort Howard Hospital
See and learn the various medical techniques at the time of the Civil War.
Reenactment of the Battle of Shiloh. Watch as the Union and Confederates reenact this battle with period canons and muskets.
3:00pm-Union Regimental Band of Wisconsin Performance-Gazebo
4:00pm-Retiring of Colors
Visitors may park in our main parking lot at 2640 South Webster Avenue. If you arrive and the the parking lot is full, please follow the Shuttle Bus signs to the Cerebal Palsy Center 2801 S Webster Ave. Here you can catch a FREE Shuttle Bus ride to Heritage Hill. Plan in advance and arrive early to plan time to take the Shuttle Bus.