If you have ever wondered what it was like to live as a soldier, civilian or doctor during the American Civil War, Fort Whaley campground’s Civil War on the Shore in Whaleyville, Md. is your opportunity.
Caitlyn Twilley, Marketing Coordinator for Fort Whaley, said on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. there will be numerous Civil War living history reenactments.
These range from recreations of day-to-day military and civilian camp life to the violent action of cavalry and artillery demonstrations.
If those events do not provide enough of a bang, do not worry. Twilley said the 4th Maryland Light Artillery will hold firing demonstrations from their Model 1861 full-scale reproduction 10-pound Parrott artillery piece and limber at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
At 5 p.m. in the pavilion, guests can play Civil War era games like Tic-Tac-Toe, Dominos, Checkers and Backgammon. Then at 6 p.m., there will be a hayride with a confederate soldier who will sing a Civil War song.
The events continue on Sunday, April 10.
At 10 a.m., there will be a Civil War era church service presented by Chaplain Alan Farley of the Re-enactor’s Missions for Jesus Christ. Following the service, there will be another firing demonstration by the 4th Maryland Light Artillery at 12 p.m.
Tickets for the general public are $5, while campers staying for at least two nights between April 8-10 can get in for free. Campers checking out Sunday can request a late check-out and stay until 5 p.m.
Fort Whaley’s Civil War on the Shore is a chance for Delmarva residents to go back in time and gain insight into the lives of people during the Civil War. With reenactments, games and even a hayride, this event has activities the whole family can enjoy.