Sat, July 20, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Step back in time to 1863 and enjoy a fun, family-oriented experience–Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, in Duncans Mills, near where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. This annual, two-day living history experience–one of the largest Civil War reenactments west of the Mississippi and the largest in Northern California–will transport you back in time. The spirit and history of the American Civil War period is recreated by dedicated reenactors portraying Union and Confederate soldiers, merchants, tradesmen, musicians, townspeople, farmers, chaplains, and civilians who lived through these extraordinary times.
Between battle reenactments, spectators are invited to visit the encampments and view authentic camp life in an atmosphere highlighted by equipment from the Civil War era and to interact with the dedicated reenactors–talk with them, learn what they believed in, and why these soldiers risk their lives for these beliefs. The reenactors attempt to capture this era, giving an empirical understanding you cannot get from reading a book or watching a DVD. These “living historians” create a remarkable educational experience that will thrill and delight people of all ages.
Twice-daily battles—new each year!—fill the surrounding hills with the sound of fife, drum, musket, and cannon as the American Civil War comes to life. Public hours are Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Battle times are 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. On-site parking is available for $5 per car, cash only. Day of the event tickets are: Adults $12, Kids $6, and Under 6 are free. Bank cards are not accepted on the day of the event.
Check out a great video about the event at: https://youtu.be/2TAbs_fukAU
This event is the sole annual fundraiser for the California Historical Artillery Society, a local Sonoma County nonprofit 501(c)(3).
1/4 mile down Freezeout Road off Moscow Road