Spotsylvania Living History Weekend

Federal troop reenactors lined up with visitors walking passed.
Living historians will invite you to learn about the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.

NPS Photo

On the weekend of June 22-23, 2019, the National Park Service will host a unique living history event on the Spotsylvania Court House battlefield. Visitors will have an opportunity to engage with reenactors by using identity cards featuring soldiers who actually fought in the battle. Attendees will be immersed into the battlefield’s history while learning about what happened to their assigned individuals on the very ground where the fighting occurred.

The event will be ongoing between the hours of 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am to 3:00 pm on Sunday. Special programs, including musket-firing and tactical demonstrations, will take place at the following times and locations:

Saturday, June 22
Upton’s Attack – 11:00am, meet at Tour Stop #2 (Upton’s Road)
May 12th Attack – 2:00pm, meet at Tour Stop #3 (Bloody Angle)

Sunday, June 23
Upton’s Attack – 11:00am, meet at Tour Stop #2 (Upton’s Road)
May 12th Attack – 2:00pm, meet at Tour Stop #3 (Bloody Angle)

A “History at Sunset” program entitled Building the Mule Shoe will take place on Saturday evening at 6:30pm (meet at the terminus of Anderson Drive).

Visitors are encouraged to stop by the Battlefield Exhibit Shelter at 9550 West Grant Drive to obtain a map and directions to the program locations.

The event is family friendly, free of charge, and open to the public.

For additional information, call (540) 693-3200 extension 4040.

See the following pages for more detailed information on participating units:

Participating Units:

3rd U.S. Regular Infantry

2nd U.S. Cavalry, Comp'y H

Company K, 1st South Carolina Infantry

The Civil War Impressionist Association

The Civil War Civilians of Spottsylvania

Last updated: June 4, 2019

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