2020 Living History

Thank you for your interest in our annual living history event, which will be held on August 8 and 9, 2020 to commemorate the 158th anniversary of the battle.

Saturday, August 8, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Living historians representing Federal and Confederate regiments that fought at Cedar Mountain will recreate Civil War encampments on the battlefield. Experiences will include a combined arms demonstration of infantry and artillery, basic drill and instruction, and camp activities.

Visitors may also interact with Todd Harrington of Winchester, a photographic artist using the wet plate process that was in use in the 1860s.
Mr. Harrington will demonstrate the process involved in taking a photograph during the Civil War, allowing comparison to the technology used today.

Sunday, August 9, 9:00 am

Friends of Cedar Mountain will host an Ancestors Ceremony honoring the fallen at Cedar Mountain. Those being honored have been identified by their descendants to FCMB prior to the ceremony and represent Confederate and Federal soldiers. A Color Guard will be present.


The living history weekend is a free event. For parking, please turn onto General Winder Road from route 15 and watch for parking attendants in the field on the right. For GPS directions, 9465 General Winder Road, Rapidan, VA 22733 can be used.

Health & safety precautions: In keeping with CDC physical distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that all visitors remain at least 6 feet away from others not in their group. A face mask may be advisable. 

Questions may be addressed to info@friendsofcedarmountain.org

 

2019 anniversary event; photo by Michael Block
2019 anniversary event; photo by Stephanie Decembrio
2019 anniversary event; photo by Stephanie Decembrio
2019 anniversary event; photo by Stephanie Decembrio
2019 anniversary event; photo by Stephanie Decembrio

Featured image (black & white) at top by Beatific Visions Photography, 2019.