Civil War Children's Camp

Partner Event
August 5, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Cedar Mountain Battlefield
9465 General Winder Rd.
Rapidan, VA 22733

Give your child a glimpse into life during the Civil War in a unique educational experience on August 5th  from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This educational camp designed for children aged 6 to 12 years old will be held at Cedar Mountain Battlefield. Participants will enlist in either a Union or Confederate military unit alongside living historians to learn about camp life and military maneuvers. This day camp will feature soldiers’ drills, equipment handling, experiences of life during the Civil War, and wrap up with a mock battle.

Living history interpreters will lead the participants through the following experiences:

  • Enlistment;
  • Induction and interview with a regimental surgeon;
  • Equipment Issuance – haversacks & replica muskets;
  • Manual of Arms – Drill;
  • Maneuvers – Drill;
  • Combat; and
  • Discharged.

The camp is being offered by members of the Valley Guards 10th Virginia Infantry Regiment, an educational living history unit with members from across the Piedmont and Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. The Valley was the home of the 10th Virginia and many of the members are descendants of the original regiment.

Registration cost is $25 per participant and space is limited. Preregistration is required and there will be no onsite registration

Friends of Cedar Mountain