Beyond the river stretches the interminable prairie, where the fields of harvested wheat lie wrapped in slumber; . . . . The light stealing upon the broad shadows, first touches the tops of the prairie wagons. . . . Then, making more and more progress, it shines. . . and at last, in full glory of splendor, brings out the yellow of the cultivated fields and the course brown of the sandy soil.

~ Picturesque America, 1872

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2018 Civil War Revisited Information

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Fresno Historical Society/Kearney Park,

7160 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno, CA 93706

ENTRANCE TO EVENT OFF OF CALIFORNIA AVE. FOLLOW ROAD SIGNS TO ENTRANCE.

Directions to venue 

Click Here for photos of the 2017 Civil War Revisited

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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.

*   Meet the Buffalo Soldier Mounted Cavalry Unit, a group of educators telling stories and the history of Black Americans during the Civil War

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

* Converse with historical figures including Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Jefferson Davis and Harriet Beecher Stowe. 

* 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 period memorabilia, books, toys & candy.

* Visit Kid's Camp and learn about period children's games. Enjoy creating your own fabric doll, washing laundry in a old-fashioned tub or make a Button-and-Cup toy. Climb on a straw bale fort or practice roping a "steer head"!

* Food choices - Hand-dipped corn dogs, tacos, garlic fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, nachos, churros and a special lunch package - choice of tri-tip or chicken croissant sandwich, hot dog (child), chips and fruit. Also, soft drinks, lemonade, shaved ice and Old Tyme Kettle Korn! Also, see more info on our popular Soldiers' Dinner at Camp Night below!

* ATM on site

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2018 Camp Night at Civil War Revisited

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Soldiers' Dinner

Dinner, Dessert, Live Music,

and Dancing with the Reenactors

INCLUDES SATURDAY EVENT ADMISSION AND PARKING.

Camp Night Dinner and Saturday Admission:

$24 for adults,

$12 for children 12 and under. Free parking included.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! CLICK HERE!

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   Event Admission

 

Event Admission:  $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, 

 5 and under free. Free parking included.

CASH ONLY, NO BILLS OVER $20 PLEASE.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! CLICK HERE!

General Admission tickets will also be available at the Event Entrance Area behind Kearney Mansion on the day of the event. Separate entrance fee per day. 

 

   ATM available inside the event near admission entrance.

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 2018 CWR Event Schedule

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

  Event Hours: 10 AM - 9 PM

  Battle Reenactments - 1 PM & 5:00 PM

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

Grand March - 7:00 PM

Bob O'Brien Band and Dance Calling 7:15 - 9:00 PM


 Sunday, October 21, 2018

Event Hours: 10 AM - 3 PM

  Battle Reenactment - 1:30 PM

 

See the 2018 Schedule of Events - Click Here!

Free Program available at event.

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  Volunteers

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Click HERE for more info.

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 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

Available Now!

 


Fresno Historical Society/Kearney Park,

7160 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno, CA 93706

GPS address: 6725 W Kearney Blvd

Enter parking area from California Ave south side of Kearney Park.

Event entrance will be just behind Kearney Mansion.

Directions to venue 

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       All information is tentative and subject to change.


Last Updated Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:29 AM.