People often remember their history classes as boring and dry. However Fort Macon State Park will change some of that Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24 with a Civil War Reenactment.
The First NC Volunteers/11th NC Regiment and other reenacting groups will portray troops from the Civil War era. The public program is ongoing from 10am-4pm each day and offers visitors a glimpse back in time to the American Civil War. Uniformed military and civilian living historians will demonstrate life in the fort. Activities include military drill and weapons demonstrations, as well as firing some of the large artillery pieces located in the fort.
There are several opportunities for visitors of all ages to join in with the reenactors during the day in the form of interactive activities including drilling on the parade ground and a narrated Women’s fashion show. A small skirmish is scheduled for 1:30pm to show how the fort’s defenses were designed to withstand a land based attack. Displays of uniforms and flags from the civil war will also be available for viewing.
For more information, visit ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.