Living History Day at Battlefield Park

Saturday, September 7, 2024
8 am - 4 pm
New Bern Battlefield Park
300 Battlefield Trail

Free & open to the public
Drop in anytime or stay for the entire day

Ever wondered what life was like in your great-grandfather’s time? Here's a chance to find out!

Join us as uniformed re-enactors from the 5th and 7th NC Infantry Regiments set up a full period camp at New Bern Battlefield Park. Both Union and Confederate soldiers will be in camp to share a "day in the life." Demonstrations and displays include a Civil War surgeon’s display, weapons display with over sixty original Civil War era weapons, and culminating with an exciting artillery firing. 

Schedule of events:

  • 8:30am Morning Roll Call & Inspection
  • 9am Infantry Drill
  • 9:30am Artillery Demo
  • 10am Deserter Scenario
  • 10:30am Weapons and Gear Presentation
  • 11:00am Campaigner Demo
  • 11:30am Civilian Demo
  • 1:15pm Medical Demo
  • 2:15pm Cavalry Demo
  • 3pm Suttler Demo
  • 3:45pm Artillery Demo
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