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AL-Tuesday Evening Fort Morgan Tours - Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, 51 Alabama Highway 180, Gulf Shores AL. Vignettes of Fort Morgan’s Civil War history are brought to life each Tuesday evening in July. Historical interpreters, portraying members of the garrison, tell about the lives of the soldiers during the fort’s most turbulent years. Demonstrations of Civil War small arms drill will occur throughout the evening as well as the firing of one of the fort’s artillery pieces at the conclusion of the tour. Admission: $10.00 per person. 251-540-7127, www.fort-morgan.org/
GA-Independence Day Celebration at Fort McAllister - Saturday, July 6, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill GA. Join us as we celebrate our country’s birthday. Watch Civil War drilling, rifle and cannon firings! Compete in sack races, egg toss, wheel barrel races and other old-timey games. Fresh watermelon will be available too. You can even participate in a Civil War-era baseball game! Fort McAllister is located at the termination of the “Right Wing” historic driving route for the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/MarchToTheSeaBrochure.pdf. Admission: Adults $9.00, Seniors (ages 62+) $8.00, youth (ages 6 to 17) $5.00. 912-727-2339, http://gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister
GA-Junior Ranger “Civil War Heritage Trail” Road Trip - Thursday through Saturday, July 11 through 13, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon each day, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Already a Junior Ranger, or want to be? Here is an opportunity to learn about history on an actual road trip to different civil war sites over a 3-day period! This program will offer hands-on and minds-on learning and adventure for youth ages 6 to 12. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf. Admission charged. 770-443-7850, http://gastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield
GA-Kennesaw Mountain Trails Workday - Saturday, July 13, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park GA. Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club is a volunteer organization designed to assist with trail maintenance at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Trained crew leaders lead teams of volunteers on trail work projects throughout the park. Trail building experience is not necessary. Meet at the Visitor Center amphitheater. The Park provides all necessary tools and safety equipment. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail®: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html. 770-427-4686, www.kennesawmountaintrailclub.org (check beforehand concerning possible cancellation due to cold or bad weather).
GA-Weather and the Civil War - Monday, July 15, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta GA. Dr. Cary Mock, climatologist and professor in the Department of Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia, presents on “Weather and the Civil War: An Overview,” spotlighting records from period Navy logs during the bi-monthly meeting of the Augusta Civil War Round Table. Free admission for first time visitors. 706-736-2909, email@example.com
GA-Junior Ranger Camp (for ages 10 to 12) at Fort McAllister - Monday through Friday, July 15 through 19, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day, Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill GA. Junior Rangers will discover more about Georgia’s Civil War history, march through the woods and marshes, learn about the environment, archery, and become stewards of Georgia’s natural and environmental wonders! Fort McAllister is located at the termination of the “Right Wing” historic driving route for the March to the Sea Heritage Trail®: https://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/MarchToTheSeaBrochure.pdf. Registration: $100.00 per child. Please register early to secure your spot. 912-727-2339, http://gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister