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Norskedalen's Civil War Heritage Weekend

Coon Valley
  • Re-enactors throughout the weekend.

    Re-enactors throughout the weekend.
  • Watch re-enactors of the Civil War

    Watch re-enactors of the Civil War
  • Walk through the camp of the re-enactors.

    Walk through the camp of the re-enactors.
  • Learn about life at the camp.

    Learn about life at the camp.

Company B 2nd Wisconsin Civil War Re-enactors bring history to life during the Civil War Heritage Weekend held on the grounds of Norskedalen. Both Saturday and Sunday features drills, skirmishes and demonstrations. The event will also feature demonstrations of life in 1863 in our authentic setting. Throughout the day, you can wander the grounds visiting a variety of living history stations where re-enactors in complete costume and character share what life is like during the Civil War. Step into the Engum house and smell freshly baked bread or stew on the woodstove while women in their hoopskirts and children go about their daily chores. Stop by the artillery and find out how cannon were cared for and fired. Watch as uniformed soldiers drill, stand guard and skirmsish. Stop by the tents to find out how life on the front was lived, what they ate, what they wore, and why they fought. You can settle down on the hill overlooking the grounds and watch the main battle break out on the field below you as the Confederate troops converge on Yankee lines. Cannon fire echoes off the surrounding valley walls, gun-smoke and battle-noises fill the air as an historical reenactment of an actual skirmish unfolds before you, bringing the Civil War to life right here in Wisconsin.

History/Heritage Type

  • Re-enactments
  • Military Heritage
  • Wisconsin History