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Richmond Civil War Events

OTR LogoCivil War and Emancipation Events in the Richmond Region

Generations ago, history-shaping events occurred on our region's streets and battlefields. Today, those events are recognized and reenacted on a regular basis. This calendar gives you an idea of the wealth of special Civil War events happening in the Richmond region. Be sure to join us, and make history a part of your future.

 

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09-19-2014

"The Battle of New Market Heights" Brown Bag Lunch Talk

September 19, 2014
Category: History, Lectures, Museums, Civil War
Location: Downtown
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Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents, and are included with Mus... more »

09-20-2014

Free Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 30, 2014
Category: History, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Free walking tours of Richmond VA meet every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM (April through November, unless it snows) in front of Brown’s Island right next to Tredegar Iron Works. It lasts 2.5 -3 hours depending on what questions you have (with a short break half way through). Park on 5th street near the river. P... more »

Hazards on the Homefront Running Tour

September 20, 2014
Category: History, Museums, Tour, Civil War
Location: Downtown
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Ever wanted to mix in a little more history with your daily exercise? Well this Civil War running tour gives you that chance! During the year 1864, Richmonders faced danger from within and without. Theft, arson, prison breaks and a cavalry raid were just a few of the challenges facing the citizens of Richmond. Meanwhil... more »

09-21-2014

Free Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 30, 2014
Category: History, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Free walking tours of Richmond VA meet every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM (April through November, unless it snows) in front of Brown’s Island right next to Tredegar Iron Works. It lasts 2.5 -3 hours depending on what questions you have (with a short break half way through). Park on 5th street near the river. P... more »

09-25-2014

2014 Bottimore Lecture “When Mettle Meets Metal: The Hard Realities of Civil War Soldiering”

September 25, 2014
Category: History, Lectures, Museums, Civil War
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Stephen Berry, Associate Professor and Gregory Chair in the Civil War Era and Co-Director, Center for Virtual History, is the author or editor of four books on America in the mid-19th century, including Weirding the War: Stories From the Civil War’s Ragged Edges. He oversees the web project, “CSI Dixie,&rdquo... more »

09-27-2014

Free Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 30, 2014
Category: History, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Free walking tours of Richmond VA meet every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM (April through November, unless it snows) in front of Brown’s Island right next to Tredegar Iron Works. It lasts 2.5 -3 hours depending on what questions you have (with a short break half way through). Park on 5th street near the river. P... more »

Battle of New Market Heights Reenactment

Through September 28, 2014
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, Food, History, Outdoors, Civil War
Day: Recurring daily
Location: East End
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Come to a reenactment event like no other. Join us in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Market Heights and the Campaign Before Richmond. Watch as Confederate and Union soldiers reenact the last battles for control of Richmond, the Capital of the Confederacy. Reenactors can register now! more »

09-28-2014

Free Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 30, 2014
Category: History, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Free walking tours of Richmond VA meet every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM (April through November, unless it snows) in front of Brown’s Island right next to Tredegar Iron Works. It lasts 2.5 -3 hours depending on what questions you have (with a short break half way through). Park on 5th street near the river. P... more »

Battle of New Market Heights Reenactment

Through September 28, 2014
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, Food, History, Outdoors, Civil War
Day: Recurring daily
Location: East End
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Come to a reenactment event like no other. Join us in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Market Heights and the Campaign Before Richmond. Watch as Confederate and Union soldiers reenact the last battles for control of Richmond, the Capital of the Confederacy. Reenactors can register now! more »

09-29-2014

A Charge for Freedom: Battle of New Market Heights

September 29, 2014
Category: History, Lectures, Tour, Civil War
Location: East End
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Ages 12+. Tours of New Market Heights Battlefield in conjunction with Richmond National Battlefield on the 150th anniversary of the battle. A ‘real time’ tour starts at 6:30 a.m. and a later tour starts at 11 a.m. Parking will be located at the paved lot across the street from the Dairy Queen. This walking to... more »