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The 6th Annual Abingdon Civil War Weekend

July 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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One event on July 30, 2017 at 10:00am


July 29, 2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Abingdon Muster Grounds
1780 Muster Pl
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 – 10:00am to 3:00pm

Event Schedule:
Saturday, July 29
9:00am to 6:00pm Camps are open
2:00pm Battle
8:30pm Civil War film (tbd) shown outdoors on large screen

Sunday, July 30
10:00am to 3:00pm Camps are open
2:00pm Battle

Experience a day in the 1860s!

The Abingdon Muster Grounds will host the 6th annual Abingdon Civil War Weekend, an event for the whole family! Camps will be open Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Battles occur at 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday and will feature infantry, cavalry, and cannons. A Civil War film (tbd) will be shown on a large outdoor screen on Saturday night at 8:30 pm. Admission is free!

Both Union and Confederate troops used the Abingdon Muster Grounds property during the Civil War. Walk the property where Lieutenant Samuel Vance Fulkerson mustered some of the 37th Virginians, whom he commanded. See the historical home “Retirement” which was occupied by invading Union troops late in the war. Visit encampments of rank and file, see firing demonstrations, learn from interpreters, historians, scholars, and much more.

General parking is available on the grassy lot at the corner of Colonial Road and Holston Street. Handicapped parking is available at the Keller Interpretive Center. Free festival buses and trolleys stop at the Abingdon Muster Grounds.

To learn more about the Abingdon Civil War Weekend, please find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AbingdonCivilWarWeekend/