Overland Campaign 150th Anniversary
Full Schedule of Events
NEW!!! Click here to download the full program of events for the 150th Anniversary of the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House.
Events, tours, and programs for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness, May 3-6, 2014
Events, tours, and programs for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 8-18,
More information on our Memorial Day commemorative events, May 24-26
Our commemorative programs will feature several special moments that we recommend. For the Battle of the Wilderness, don't miss our opening ceremony at 10am on May 3, the campfire program at 7:30pm on May 4, and our real-time tours on May 5-6.
For the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, we particularly recommend our real-time tours on May 10 followed by our culminating program that evening at 7:30pm. Other highlights include a full day of programming on May 12, along with a 22-hour vigil for the duration of fighting at the famous "Bloody Angle," finishing with a candlelight program at 8pm (the vigil will continue beyond the program into the night). The greatest concentration of programming will be during the long weekend of May 8-12.
We will honor a special Memorial Day this year, with our annual National Cemetery Illumination on May 24, and our annual Memorial Day program on May 26.
Living History Demonstrations
Living history encampments and demonstrations will enrich our anniversary schedule of events. Catch our full schedule of living history demonstrations.
Help your young historian to experience the Civil War with hands-on activities and Junior Ranger booklets at our kids tent for both of our main commemorative weekends--May 3-4 and May 10-11.
Did You Know?
Ambrose Burnside turned down the offer to command the Army of the Potomac on two occasions. Finally, he accepted the offer only to keep Joseph Hooker from taking the position.