The annual Civil War encampment weekend will return to the site July 19-21. The weekend kicks off with a free public symposium on various Civil War topics presented by the members of the Northeast Ohio Civil War Round Table on Friday night, July 19 at 7 p.m. From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21, visitors are invited to tour the grounds of the site, where numerous Union reenactor camps will be found along with Union and Confederate surgeons tents. Firing and drilling demonstrations will take place at various times both days. Special guests will include "Abraham Lincoln," "Frederick Douglass," several important Union generals, and more. The Camp Chase Fife and Drums, who provided outstanding musical performances last year, will be back this year as well. This event is free of charge; please be prepared to be directed to nearby off-site parking and ride a free shuttle to and from James A. Garfield National Historic Site.