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2020 Battle of Townsend’s Plantation Civil War Reenactment

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Experience the thunder of cannon at the annual Battle of Townsend’s Plantation Civil War Reenactment and Festival on January 31 – February 2, 2020 on 100 acres behind Renninger’s Antique Market in Mt. Dora, Florida. The event takes place the first weekend of February, is sponsored by the law offices of Clay Townsend, and is hosted by the 37th Alabama Co. H Civil War reenactors.

Battle of Townsend’s Plantation Civil War Reenactment

With good weather visitors may see up to 100 Union and Confederate soldiers bringing history to life. People can watch demonstrations of weapons and hear the booms of full-scale artillery. Thrill at the charge of cavalry soldiers on powerful steeds. In addition to the centerpiece battle, living history exhibits, folk music, period camps and a period-dress-required ball round out the experience. The Battle of Townsend’s Plantation Civil War Reenactment is a great educational experience for all ages!

Admission
General Festival Admission: Adults: $6.00, Children 12 and under: $4.00
Renninger’s Antique Center is Free

Location
Renninger’s Antique Mall
20651 US-441
Mt Dora, FL 32757
(352)-383-3141

Battle of Townsend’s Plantation Civil War Reenactment Mini-Gallery

Battle of Townsend’s Plantation Schedule
Thursday
Early setup by prior appointment only.

Friday
9:00 a.m. School Day – CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Friday is School Days and will be open to registered schools / classes only. Please see press release for contact information.
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Midnight Registration Open

Saturday Gate Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. Breakfast available from vendors at Farmers Market (* This is not free to re-enactors.)
7:00 a.m. Reveille
7:30 a.m. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE OUT OF CAMP. If you plan to leave for any reason during the hours the camp is open to the public you must park outside the gate! The gate to the camping area will be locked at 9:00 A.M. each morning.
9:00 a.m. Gates open to the public. Put away all modern items.
9:15 a.m. Troop the Colors (morning information)
10:00 a.m. Ladies Tea in the large tent.
12:30 a.m. Commander’s Meeting
1:30 p.m. Form Up/Inspection
2:00 p.m. BATTLE OF TOWNSEND’S PLANTATION
5:00 p.m. Camps closed to the public
8:00 p.m. Dress Ball and entertainment in the big tent.

Sunday: Gate Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. Vendors open for Breakfast
7:00 a.m. Reveille
7:30 a.m. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE OUT OF CAMP; 9:00 vehicle gate closed.
9:00 a.m. Gates open to the public. Please put away all modern items. If you plan to leave for any reason during the hours the camp is open to the public you must park outside the gate! The gate to the camping area will be locked at 9:00 A.M. each morning.
9:15 a.m. Troop the Colors (morning information)
10:00 a.m. Old Time Chapel on battlefield between U.S. & C.S. camps.
12:30 p.m. Commanders Meeting (On battlefield)
1:30 p.m. Form Up/Inspection
2:00 p.m. BATTLE OF TOWNSEND’S PLANTATION

See official schedule for more details

For General Inqueries: Contact Clay Townsend at (407)418-2075 or via email at ctownsend@forthepeople.com.

Reenactor Information
Fees: $3.00 fee for reenactor participation in the Battle of Townsend’s Plantation Civil War Reenactment.

Reenactor Contact: Alan Turnbull of the 37th Alabama at (407)267-4211 or via email at genal6705@hotmail.com
Registration Form & Waiver

Realistic Battles: Hear the booms of full scale artillery. Feel the charge of the Calvary. Up to 1000 Yankee and Confederate soldiers will bringing Civil War combat life!

Folk Music, Dancing & Ball: Hear a wide range of folk music. See period-style dancing. There is even a full period-dress ball in the large tent by Sutler’s Row.

Authentic Camps: What was a soldier’s life like off of the battle field? Come see historically accurate camps.

Browse Sutlers Wares: A Sutler is a civilian merchant who sells provisions to an army in the field. Looking for a souvenir? Browse historically accurate wares.

History Comes To Life: Ever wonder how soap was made? How was field surgery performed? How does a musket work? Dozens of living history displays will answer these questions and more! The festival has a strong focus on education.

Battle of Townsend's Plantation Civil War Reenactment and Festival - Renninger's Antique Mall - 37th Alabama Regiment Company H Reenactors

Authentic Cooking: An army can’t fight on an empty stomach! Find out what it takes to feed so many people. Care for a taste?

Amazing Photography – Bring Your Camera: Capture the sights and sounds of the Civil War. This is a great opportunity for photographers and videographers alike!

Rain or Shine: All festivities will happen rain or shine. Come prepared!

What is the Battle of Townsend’s Plantation?
The Battle of Townsend’s Plantation is a fictional civil war battle that is re-enacted on the grounds of the Renninger’s Twin Markets in Mount Dora. The Battle of Townsend’s Plantation Civil War Reenactment, sponsored by Attorney Clay Townsend, started in Apopka with other Civil War buffs on the grounds of Townsend’s Plantation, which he owned and operated in the 1980s. The property is now owned by the city of Apopka, but the battle moved up the road to Renninger’s Twin Market property, where the battle makes progress in the rolling hills. The Battle of Townsend’s Plantation is the host event for the 37th Alabama Regiment Co. H.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Battle of Townsend’s Plantation Civil War Reenactment and Festival on the first weekend of February behind Renninger’s Antique Market in Mt. Dora, Florida.

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