Civil War Days
Although it has been over 150 years since our country has fought in the Civil War, the diaries, stories, and lessons still remain. Pinecrest Village is transformed into a Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period in our nation’s history. Join reenactors as they stage a battle complete with raging cannons and marching infantry. Learn how the nation changed through the insights of local people who made a difference in history. The family-friendly event features food, fun and shopping on "Sutler's Row" for traditional Civil War-era reproduction products.
Featured Activities (Both days):
11 am to Noon Military Demonstration in battlefield area
Watch out for pickets throughout the day!
1 pm main battle reenactment
Medical scenario following the main battle at the field hospital
School of the Soldier at the Collins Depot
11:15 Church Service at Niles Community Church (Sunday, June 7 only. As part of this service, the church bell will ring for each Manitowoc County soldier killed in the Civil War)
Experience the Civil War story of a Manitowoc County citizen. Choose a “citizen” at the McAllister House Welcome Center.
Learn how to make hardtack with Mrs. Kunze.
Write letters with the Sorenson family and try on a uniform.
Take part in pioneer games at Shadyside School.
Follow the story of the Flag of Company A in the Rank Dress Shop.
Additional activities and demonstrations will also take place throughout the Village.
Food and beverages can be found outside the Saloon and Cheese Factory with Brian’s Smokehouse, Manitowoc.
Your chance to fire a cannon:
Beginning at 12:30 near the battlefield, you can purchase a raffle ticket for $5 for the opportunity to fire the Civil War cannon! Must be age 12 or older to fire the cannon.
Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 4 to 17, and under age 4 is free. MCHS members receive free admission.
Civil War Days is made possible by AV Dynamics, Cellcom/Nsight Teleservices, Community First Credit Union, SS Badger, and UnitedOne Credit Union.