This official bicentennial celebration event of the Town of Wilton will include dozens of Civil War era reenactors. Camp life, infantry, artillery, cavalry drills, battle scenarios, and firing demonstrations will bring the period to life.
Musical groups including The Iron Jacks, the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers, and The Veterans in the New Field will perform under a tent during the weekend. Children's activities, book signings, military artifact displays, Selfies-with-Soldiers, food, beverages and ice cream will offer a weekend full of learning and excitement for all ages!
Admission is $10 each day for ages 13 and up; entry is free for children 12 and under and active duty military with I.D. cards. Paid tickets include a complimentary admission pass to Grant Cottage for use during the 2018 season.
Tickets are now available for the Civil War Weekend, a fundraiser for The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, which will be held on August 11 and 12 at D.A. Collins' Ballard Road property in Wilton, NY at Northway Exit 16: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civil-war-weekend-tickets-45174666644
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, August 11, open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9:30 Infantry Drill
10:00 Cavalry Demonstration
10:30 Welcoming Ceremony featuring Musical Fanfare by the Iron Jacks
11:00 Artillery Demonstration
12:30 Meet the Generals and their Ladies: A Civil War Press Conference
2:30 “Rally ‘Round the Flag” Performance by the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers
Sunday, August 12, open 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9:30 Period Church Service
10:30 Infantry Drill
11:00 Cavalry Demonstration
11:30 Artillery Demonstration
12:30 Civil War Fashion Show
2:00 Musical Performance by The Veterans in a New Field
The Civil War Weekend is made possible thanks to generous support from the Town of Wilton, Scotty's Restaurant, D.A. Collins Construction, Stewart's Shops, Kathleen Grasmeder, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley, and Saratoga National Bank. This project is supported with funding from the New York State Park and Trail Partnership Program (NYSPTPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSPTPP is administered by Parks & Trails New York, in partnership with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
For more information, call (518) 584-4353 or visit www.GrantCottage.org.