Living history is an important part of our programming here at the park. The park's own staff provides first-person historic character programs typically from April-October. September's schedules is available online. Brief descriptions of the 1865 characters are also available.
Persons interested in volunteering to participate in these programs should contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Alyssa Holland at e-mail us or 434-352-8987 ext. 234.
We welcome partnerships with re-enactment groups, both civilian and military. Those groups wishing to come to the park for living history events should contact the Historic Weapons Supervisor, Brandon Chamberlain at e-mail us or 434-352-8987 ext. 231.
The park hosts two principal living history weekends a year: one near the anniversary of the surrender in mid-April; the other the second weekend in October. Additional events may also be scheduled with the park.
As education is our park's primary mission, we try to schedule a full weekend of diverse activities and events for our visitors. Generally, we like to offer several weapons demonstrations, and re-enactment of the Stacking of Arms Ceremony. Other non-military programs are also welcome, such as period music, medical programs, and camp activities such as inspections, issuing rations, etc.