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Living history events over Labor Day weekend at Fredericksburg Battlefield

From the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park:

On Labor Day Weekend, September 4-5, 2021, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, in conjunction with multiple living history groups, will host a unique living history event covering various aspects of the Civil War. Depictions of soldiers, civilians, and leaders will convey the stories of what happened before, during, and after the Battle of Fredericksburg.

The event will occur from 9am-5pm on Saturday, September 4, and 10am-3pm on Sunday, September 5. All living historians will be outside at different locations along the Sunken Road and Marye’s Heights.

Visitors are encouraged to engage with the reenactors and kids may pick up a free Junior Ranger activity booklet to earn a special patch. Musket firing demonstrations will occur throughout the weekend (may not be suitable for people or animals sensitive to loud noises).

At 6:30pm Saturday evening there will be a musical program featuring the Rappahannock Whalers and 3rd U.S. Strings who will play sea shanties and Civil War tunes. Bring a chair!

Parking is available at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, 1013 Lafayette Boulevard.

All programs are family friendly, free of charge, and open to the public.

All individuals over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks outdoors at this program where social distancing cannot be maintained. Masks are required for all individuals over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status, inside federal buildings.


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