Civil War Encampment

April 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum
3055 River Rd
River Road Park, Bedminster
Museum Coordinator

Civil War Encampment

Saturday, April 22

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Experience a day in the life of a Civil War soldier at a historically accurate 1860’s-era union camp, courtesy of the 3rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, a non-profit New Jersey-based Civil War reenactor group. This FREE event, suitable for all ages, will provide an educational and entertaining introduction into the lives of soldiers in the Army of the Potomac during 1861-1865.

What did a Civil War soldier eat? Where did he sleep? What possessions did he carry with him? How did he train for battle? Spectators will learn all this and more through demonstrations, exhibits and personal interaction with reenactors dressed in period attire, housed in a true camp, and dedicated to preserving not just the knowledge of what once was, but the experience of what once was.

The circa 1772 Jacobus Vanderveer House will be open for tours. Admission is $10. Members free. Children 12 and under, free.

For more information about the 3rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, click HERE

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