Civil War Remembrance
What is freedom? What is liberty? What is the role of government? Questions like these split our young country in the 1860s and remain deeply relevant today. Civil War America is remembered for the scorched-earth division between North and South and the uncompromising differences that drew 3 million to the battlefield and an estimated 750,000 to their graves — the equivalent of 7.5 million today. Though shaped by battle and loss, the story of this pivotal era is best told by examining how Americans lived as they faced events that would set the stage for today’s ongoing civil rights movement.
Spend Memorial Day weekend immersed in living history as soldiers, civilians, musicians and expert historians provide demonstrations, exhibits and special commemorations. From the battlefield to the parlor, the heroism and tragedy of the era are brought to life throughout Greenfield Village. Join us in honoring the sacrifices and achievements of all those who bravely fought and continue to fight in defense of the American spirit.
A national moment of silence at 3 p.m. Monday will be signaled by the Armington & Sims shop whistle.
NEW in 2018! Rarely seen artifacts and new presentations help bring stories of women and African-Americans of the Civil War era to life. Strike up a conversation with one of the dozens of living history experts wearing meticulous reproductions of historic clothing for an impromptu lesson about the fashions of the day.
Get ready for the Saturday night concert featuring Tin Cremona and Friends. Join John and Elaine Masciale, Tim Twiss, Al Smitely,and Timmy Person to enjoy the period sound, innovative style, and experimentation that was mid-19th century American Banjo music.
Your experience includes
- 1860s fashions and street clothing
- Military Tactical Demonstrations
- Recognition, Commemoration and Presentation
- Live Music
- Civil War Resource Center
- Special Presentations
- Historians' Insights
- Military and Civilian Camps
- Hands-on Activities
- Dramatic Presentations
- Free with Greenfield Village Admission
Parking is $6 per vehicle for non-members, free for members.
|General Admission (12-61)||Free||$28.00|
|Children (4 & Under)||Free||Free|
* Ticket prices are subject to change.