FORT NELSON TO RING TO THE SOUNDS AND SIGHTS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Step back in time and experience life during the American Civil War at Fort Nelson’s latest living history event this Bank Holiday weekend (Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26).

The two-day interactive event – organised by Royal Armouries in conjunction with the Southern Skirmish Association – will see uniformed re-enactors bring the Civil War period to life, complete with cannon firings and pitched battles.

Visitors can:

Formed in 1968, The Southern Skirmish Association is the UK’s longest established American Civil War Re-enactment and Living History Society. Members strive to portray the men and women who gave their lives for their beliefs during the 1861-65 conflict.

Fort Operations Manager Nigel Hosier said, “We are delighted to be welcoming the Association to the Fort. As a military-based society, they are properly trained to handle the weapons and equipment of the period, and take part in military camp life. It promises to be a great couple of days, both for history enthusiasts and our family visitors.

Museum entry and parking are free – tickets for the Civil War activities are priced £3 for adults and £2 for children.

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