9th Annual Civil War Encampment
Saturday June 2, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday June 3, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm
Join the Historic Village at Allaire as we welcome the Civil Skirmish and Encampment Group to our grounds as they re-enact life during the Civil War. Travel back in time this year as the “Crossroads to Gettysburg” is reenacted throughout various areas of the village. Join the crowds in watching and participate in military drills, meet President Lincoln, and converse with influential military figures. Learn about the lives of soldiers and civilians. A skirmish between Confederate and Union Troops will take place in the heart of the village!
The encampment lasts two days: Saturday June 2nd through Sunday June 4th, 10 am to 4 pm.
Event fee of $5 per car (to benefit The Historic Village at Allaire’s educational programming). Other donations appreciated.
Special lecture series, musical programs, camp tours and much more taking place.
Event will be updated with the schedule of events when the time gets closer, but some planned activities include: a historic baseball game played with 1860 rules, artillery demonstrations, a dress parade, and various skirmishes throughout the day.
Historic homes, craft shops, stores, and exhibit halls at Allaire to be open for the event!
Welcome to “Crossroads to Gettysburg”!
– Licensed Battlefield Guides from Gettysburg will lead tours following Federal regiments on their route to a date with destiny!
– The Historic Village of Allaire will serve as the backdrop for the towns of Hanover Junction, PA, Emmitsburg, MD, Frederick, MD and Taneytown, MD as the troop make their way in pursuit of the invading Confederates.
– The Allaire Mansion will be converted into the President Lincoln’s summer White House in Georgetown.
– Soldiers will enter the Village from different points to create the illusion of various towns adjacent to the Mason-Dixon line. Rebel skirmishers will delay the advancing troops who will be pressed into many different lines of battle along their journey.
– On Sunday, June 3, we will stage the opening of the Battle of Gettysburg with a recreation of the McPherson’s Ridge segment of the engagement.