The ground surface is so nearly level that you have no sense of contour. . . . It is not a former lake, although in large part it is a former swamp. Geology characteristically repeats itself around the world and down through time, but---with the possible exceptions of the Chilean Longitudinal Valley and the Dalbandin Trough in Pakistan---the Great Central Valley of California has no counterpart on this planet.

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2017 Civil War Revisited Information



Fresno Historical Society/Kearney Park, 7160 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno, CA 93706


Directions to venue 




2017 CWR Event Details

* Experience the clamor and valor of battle reenactments

* Take a living history tour through Union & Confederate Army camps and civilian camps

* Encounter period artists documenting military camp action

* Hear President Lincoln deliver the moving Gettysburg Address

* Visit period artisans  - weavers & spinners, lace makers, rifle maker, boat & broom makers, blacksmiths and quilters - as they demonstrate the skills and arts of the Civil War era. 

* Converse with historic figures including Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Jefferson Davis and Clara Barton 

* Watch historical entertainments

* Stomp your feet and slap your knee to the sound of fiddles and voices rising in song 

* Tour the historic Kearney Mansion (Separate entrance fee)

* Enjoy a nostalgic horse-drawn carriage ride

* Shop the Historical Society's Old Glory Mercantile for a commemorative 2017 Civil War Revisited event T-shirt, period memorabilia, books, toys & candy

* Visit the Kearney Mansion Carriage house and learn about period children's games and activities

* Tentative food choices for 2017 - corn dogs, garlic fries, wood-fired pizza, roasted corn, churros, funnel cakes and a special lunch package - tri-tip sandwich or hot dog (child), chips and fruit. Also soft drinks, lemonade, hand-crafted root beer, Dippin'Dots ice cream, shaved ice and Old Tyme Kettle Korn! Also see more info on our popular Soldiers' Dinner below!



Camp Night at Civil War Revisited

Saturday, October 21

4:30PM - 10PM

Soldiers' Dinner

Dinner, Dessert, Live Music, and Dancing with the Reenactors


Tickets on Sale September, 2017


Veranda Dining Experience! 

Enjoy the Civil War Revisited from the charming veranda

of the Kearney Mansion Museum!

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        Event Admission 

Event Admission:  $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, 5 and under free. Free parking included!

Tickets on Sale September, 2017

Event tickets will also be available at the Event Entrance Area on the south side of Kearney Park on the day of the event. Separate entrance fee per day. Cash only, please.  

There will be an ATM on-site.



2017 CWR Tentative Event Schedule


Saturday, October 21

  Event Hours: 10 AM - 10 PM

  Battle Reenactments - 1 PM & 5:00 PM

Mansion Veranda Dining 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM 

Camp Night Soldiers' Dinner 4:30 - 7:00 PM

Grand March followed by Period Dancing 7:00 - 9:30 PM

 Sunday, October 22

Event Hours: 10 AM - 3 PM

  Battle Reenactment - 1:30 PM

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Click HERE for more info

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities available now! 

Fresno Historical Society/Kearney Park, 7160 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno, CA 93706

Directions to venue 



All information is tentative and subject to change.

Last Updated Friday, August 18, 2017 - 01:37 AM.