Civil War Weekend Events in Old Town Winchester

Civil-War-WeekendCivil War Weekend is a special annual event that offers rare opportunities to see many sites as they may have looked at the time of the war. This year, Civil War sites throughout the Winchester and Frederick County area will once again join together to provide unique opportunities to experience the area’s remarkable wartime story. From military, civilian, and medical living history demonstrations, to youth activities such as Civil War-era games and an overnight camp-out with reenactors, to battlefield, cemetery, and historic building tours, Winchester and Frederick County’s Civil War story will come to life in unforgettable ways.

Here’s what’s happening in Old Town this year:

  • Mount Hebron Cemetery – A walking tour on Saturday, September 24 at 5 PM.  Participants should gather at the “gatehouse” on Boscawen Street.
  • Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters Museum – Featuring an open house that explores “Stonewall Jackson – The Man, The Christian,The Soldier.” Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 -4:00.
  • Old Court House Civil War Museum – Featuring a first-person presentation by Beverly Pelcher titled “Winchester Women in War – Cornelia Peake McDonald” at 11:00 & 3:00 on Saturday on Sunday at 1:00 & 3:00; also featuring the Southern Grays on the courthouse lawn on Saturday only 10:00-4:00.
Brochures describing the entire weekend experience are available at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center and at the museum venues.
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