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CANCELED - Civil War Living History Festival

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18 S Janesville St - Milton, WI 53563
Information: 608-868-7772


This community festival with activities for all ages kicks off on Saturday with a pancake breakfast in Goodrich Park. Guests are invited to wander the park and Milton House grounds as they interact with Civil War era soldiers and civilians camped out for the weekend. Reenactment tours of the Milton House, the last certified Underground Railroad Station in Wisconsin able to be toured, will be available throughout the day. Guests will be welcomed to the hotel as though they are travelers in 1861, when the hotel was a lively stagecoach inn, then will be secreted to the cellar where they will meet a freedom-seeker on her way to Canada. (Please sign up in advance to participate in these tours.) On the Milton House campus, the encamped company will provide military drill and canon fire demonstrations throughout the day. Sunday will open with a breakfast in Goodrich Park followed by a military-style worship service in the Milton House Stable. Cannon firings will continue throughout the day. Sunday will also include a guided walking tour of the local cemetery. A traditional send-off for the soldiers will conclude the weekend's events.

  • Free Admission
    • Yes
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Re-enactments
    • Military Heritage
  • Fair/Festival Type
    • Community

Nearby Places

Northleaf Winery Guest House Milton - 0.11 miles away
Blackhawk Campground Milton - 2.51 miles away
Motel 6 Janesville - 4.35 miles away
AmericInn Janesville - 4.42 miles away
Hampton Inn Janesville - 4.44 miles away
Quality Inn Janesville - 4.72 miles away
Super 8 Motel Janesville - 4.76 miles away