This annual special event at Wade House brings the history of the American Civil War to life. Held the last weekend in September, Civil War Weekend is two action-filled days of battle re-enactments, military drills, medical care situations, period music and food, demonstrations, educational presentations and more. The weekend spectacle involves more than 500 re-enactors and each year features a different historic scenario crucial to the outcome of the war.
Watch the spectacle of hundreds of soldiers — cavalry, infantry and artillery — as they struggle across the field of conflict. Experience the 1860s clash of arms between North and South as Union and Confederate troops set up camp, conduct drills and offer a variety of demonstrations. Civilian and women's issues, a medical field hospital and music of the Civil War era are presented interactively each day, and special hands-on experiences abound. Expanded food and beverage offerings and an extensive array of Civil War-related items are available for sale on site.
Adults - $15; Seniors (65+) and Students w/ID - $13; Children (5-17) - $8; Children under 5 - Free; Family Rate (2 adults and 2 or more dependent children) - $40.
Schedule of Events: Skirmish - 11 a.m. daily; Battle - 2 p.m. daily; Visitors will begin this special experience in Greenbush with parking just off Center St.