This living history special event of the season allows visitors to experience and learn about local men returning home from the Civil War with reenactors, life skills of the period with blacksmithing, spinning wool into yarn, dipping candles, cooking on the hearth, handwriting, plus 19th-century medicine exhibits and demonstrations. Docents will be in several of the buildings to point out specific furnishings and answer questions. Self-guided games will be scattered throughout the property like sack races, checkers, horseshoes, croquet and more. Live period music will be provided throughout the day by The Traveling Caudell’s who specialize in 18th and 19th century period music.
Events activities will take place during regular hours from 10 AM – 4 PM. Special event admission for Anniversary Event is $10 for ages 13 and up, and $5 for ages 6-12. Military receive a 10% discount with a valid ID. Butter making is $1 per person.