Civil War Weekend

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

The sights and sounds of the Civil War will come to life during Tryon Palace Civil War Weekend on the grounds of the historic New Bern Academy. Tryon Palace is proud to introduce the 35th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops, our state’s first regiment of African American Union soldiers. Visitors will also meet and interact with Civil War reenactors from Company F, 7th NC regiment of the Confederate States Army.

Visitors can watch regiment drills, learn about Civil War-era medical tools, and explore the war’s impact on free and enslaved people living in eastern North Carolina. Also, discover New Bern’s Civil War history through exhibits inside the New Bern Academy Museum, which will open to the public from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s events will culminate with a canon firing on the South Lawn of the Governor’s Palace at approximately 7:30 p.m.

For even more Civil War history, visitors can travel to the New Bern Battlefield Park, which is the site of the 1862 Battle of New Bern.

Admission to Civil War Weekend activities at the New Bern Academy Museum and Tryon Palace grounds are free.

 

SATURDAY 9/23

10 am: Event opens to the public; New Bern Academy opens

10 am – 5pm: Encampment, medical demos, military trials at New Bern Academy

11 am: Individual drill demos by NC 7th and 35th USCT (10-15 min. each) at New Bern Academy

12:30 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm, 2 pm, 2:30 pm, 3pm: Civil War-focused tours of Stanly and Dixon Houses at Waystation

2 pm: Combined drill demos by NC 7th and 35th USCT (10-20 min.) at New Bern Academy

5 pm: Event ends; Academy closes

7:30 pm: Cannon firing demo on South Lawn. 3 rounds. Approx. 45 min. on Tryon Palace South Lawn

 

SUNDAY 9/24    

10 am: Event opens to the public; New Bern Academy opens

10 am – 5pm: Encampment, medical demos, military trials at New Bern Academy

11 am: Individual drill demos by NC 7th and 35th USCT (10-15 min. each) at New Bern Academy

12:30 pm, 1 pm, 1:30 pm, 2 pm, 2:30 pm, 3pm: Civil War-focused tours of Stanly and Dixon Houses at Waystation

2 pm: Combined drill demos by NC 7th and 35th USCT (10-20 min.) at New Bern Academy

5 pm: Event ends; Academy closes

 

Other Civil War Weekend events include: 

"Revisiting the Civil War and the Role of African Americans" on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. This lecture is part of the African American Lecture Series. CLICK HERE for more details!

"Food in the U.S. Navy During the Civil War" on Friday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE for more details! 

 

Location: 
New Bern Academy, Tryon Palace Grounds

Event Price

Free
Contact Email: 
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone: 
252-639-3500
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