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CIVIL WAR DAYS! . . . 20th Annual!

A fun, family-oriented experience! Two-day living history event, one of the largest Civil War reenactments. Great for all ages!

One of the largest Civil War reenactments west of the Mississippi and the largest in Northern California is returning to Freezeout Canyon in the charming town of Duncans Mills, California, on the Russian River. On Saturday, July 20, 9am-5pm, and Sunday, July 21, 9am-3pm. A two-day living history reenactment open to the public, gives visitors the opportunity to interact with the soldiers and civilians of the Civil War and a better understanding of the events that formed our country. The American Civil War period will be portrayed by hundreds of reenactors for this annual fun, family-oriented event. Walk among the reenactors, ask them questions, and experience firsthand this dynamic period in our history. These reenactors are passionate about American history and bring to life Union and Confederate soldiers, merchants, tradesmen, musicians, doctors, nurses, and townspeople. You can visit the camps of the Union and Confederacy and see how civilians lived and served with the armies of 1863 in what was referred to as the “first modern war”. This is an unforgettable, educational experience for all ages. This 20th annual event is sponsored by the California Historical Artillery Society, an education nonprofit. It is a fundraiser for CHAS’ retired racehorse rescue program. The twice-daily battles will fill the surrounding hills with the sound of fife and drum, musket and cannon as the American Civil War comes to life. Public hours are Saturday, July 20th, from 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, July 21st, from 9:00am–3:00pm. Battle times are 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Check out a great video about the event at: Directions from Highway 101: GPS does not work! Take the River Road exit west past Guerneville to Duncans Mills, make a left onto Moscow Road, a right onto Freezeout Road, following the signs. On-site parking is available for $5 per car (cash only). Adult tickets are $12, kids 7–12 are $6, and children 6 and under are free. No bank cards are accepted on the day of the event. For more information, contact the California Historical Artillery Society [CHAS] at 707-922-5901 or visit the event website at: Facebook page:

Date & Time

July 21, 2019

9:00AM - 3:00PM

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Adults $12; Children 7–12 $6; children under 6 FREE; $5 park, cash only; no bank cards accepted

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