Norskedalen's Civil War Weekend

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018

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N455 O Ophus Rd - Coon Valley, WI 54623
Information: 608-452-3424

Event Date Detail
Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

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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. 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.

  • Features
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Re-enactments
    • Military Heritage
    • Wisconsin History

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