This weekend marks 150 years since the end of the Civil War. The National Park Service is putting on a spectacular program starting Wednesday April 1 and running through Saturday, April 4 to commemorate the end of the war and emancipation.


These programs include walking tours and special lantern tours that will imagine what Richmond was like as it burned on Thursday. Friday continues with more walking tours and roaming living history actors providing a unique look at what life was like for citizens and soldiers in Richmond. It will look nothing like this:


  Friday's programming also features somber commemorations of emancipation and the struggle that faced the nation in starting the long journey to heal those wounds.

Saturday will feature a pop up museum at the capitol, more tours and even more living history.

A full list of programming can be found at