Civil War Weekend 
July 9 & 10, 2016

Reenactors: The 2016 Registration Forms are up! See the links below.


Civil War Weekend at Heritage Village Museum brings re-enactor soldiers, citizens, and cavalry to the Village.  This year's event will include a battle based on the Battle of Ball's Bluff in 1861.  Cavalry, artillery, infantry, and civilians from both sides of the conflict will be on hand to tell the story.  Meet Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, see living history scenarios in our 19th-century buildings, and participate in hands-on activities.  See event schedule for 2016 below:

10 a.m.: Event opens

All day: 

·         Pony cart delivering messages in the village

·         Quilting frolic in train station

·         Tailor & Sewing Techniques of the Era in Fetter Store

·         Benevolent Society near the train station

·         Civil War Weapon display (weather permitting) near Benedict Cottage

·         Hearth Cooking in Kemper Kitchen


10:30: Informal Hymn Sing in Somerset Church (Sunday only) 

11-11:45: Hardtack-making hands-on activity for kids (Kemper Kitchen—Saturday only)

Noon-12:30: Meet U.S. Grant (Arbor)

Noon-1:00: Elk Lick House Tour (living history scenarios in each room)

Noon-1:45: Brass Quintet (Hayner House front porch—Sunday only)

Noon-1:00: Meet Melville the Macaw (Hayner House herb garden—Sunday only)

12:30-1:00: Code Wheel Making hands-on activity for kids (Hayner House Ballroom)

1:00 p.m.: Conversation with Abraham Lincoln & Jefferson Davis (Somerset Church)

1:00 – 1:30: Siege of Cincinnati puzzle hands-on activity for kids (Hayner House Ballroom)

1:00 – 1:45: Brass Quintet (Hayner House front porch—Saturday only)

2:00: The Battle of Ball’s Bluff

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: Hands-On Gallery open (Hayner House Basement)

(Sunday: event closes at 3:00 p.m.)

3:00: Civil War Medicine (Tent by Dr. Langdon’s office)

4:30: Confederate Dress Parade (in front of train station)

(Saturday: event closes at 5:00 p.m.)

There is ample parking, concession stand will be available, and all historic buildings will be open.


Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm


  • Adults $8.00
  • Children 5-11 $5.00
  • Children under 4 and Members--No Charge
  • Weekend Pass: Adults $12.00, Children 5-11 $8.00

For more information call 513-563-9484 or email



Re-enactors: Use the links below for registration information: