The Third Regiment Infantry United States Colored Troops will present the 5th annual Civil War Weekend at Fort Mifflin on Saturday and Sunday April 6 & 7, 2013. This extraordinary living history event presents extensive programming highlighting both military and civilian life during the Civil War years, with a special focus on African American soldiers.
See authentic artifacts shared from the participant’s extensive personal collections as the Fort’s museum space is expanded to include displays including the “Lest We Forget” slavery exhibit and a Civil War Medicine display and discussion courtesy of the Mutter Museum.
Extensive first person interpretation will introduce visitors to Frederick Douglass, Lucretia Mott, General George Meade and others. Interact with these historic figures and our garrison of soldiers as they explain the life of a soldier during the Civil War and demonstrate their weapons and drills. Visit with the “Ladies of the Civil War” and learn how women contributed to the war effort. Search for your Civil War ancestors with the African American Genealogy Group. Explore the Fort’s casemates, or bombproofs, which were used as prison quarters during the war. Enjoy a guided tour and spend the day LIVING history at the only Fort in Philadelphia!
Join the fun on Saturday and Sunday April 6 & 7 from 10 AM till 4 PM. Special Event General Admission tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for Veterans or students under 12. Purchase online at www.FortMifflin.us or at the event entrance.