The Hermitage to host Civil War Encampment

The Hermitage to host Civil War Encampment



The members of Company B, 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers, will stage a Civil War encampment on the grounds of The Hermitage National Historic Landmark from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 18 and June 19. This Civil War group is based in Clifton, and regularly hosts re-enactments at the Hermitage National Historic Landmark.



Members of the unit will set up their outdoor living history encampment on the museum grounds, complete with soldier’s tents and fire pits. There will be live firing demonstrations of military rifles as well as a mortar from the period. Museum visitors will be encouraged to interact with the historical re-enactors, asking questions and learning about soldiers’ lives during the Civil War. There will also be special activities in which children may participate.

General U.S. Grant in Camp, Civil War




General U.S. Grant in Camp, Civil War


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In addition, the museum’s Education Center will feature indoor displays of Civil War artifacts, as well as engaging hands-on activities for families with children to learn more about this important era in American history.

Entry to the Civil War encampment is included with regular admission to the museum of $7 for per person, regardless of age. Museum members and children under 6 are admitted free. Museum admission on those days also includes guided tours of the inside of The Hermitage historic house museum.

The Hermitage is located at 335 N. Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus.

For more information, call 201-445-8311 or visit thehermitage.org.


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