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2019 Hale Farm Civil War Reenactment

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Relive history at Hale Farm Civil War Reenactment on August 9-11, 2019, at Hale Farm & Village in Bath, Ohio. Each summer, thousands of spectators and reenactors come here for the Civil War Reenactment event. Each year the battle and the staging of it gets larger and evolves as the Hale Farm Civil War Reenactment portrays a different battle.

Hale Farm Civil War Reenactment

Hale Farm & Village, a museum of Western Reserve Historical Society, brings the Civil War to life for two days, with a preview of the encampment on Friday, August 12. Guests will meet soldiers and civilians, hear the sounds of battle, smell the gunpowder, shake hands with President Lincoln, and shop for a hoopskirt.

From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, both days of the Hale Farm Civil War Reenactment, guests will relive the American Civil War experience. At 2:00 pm daily, the recreation of Civil War battles in the museum’s North Pasture is just one feature of the event. Cannons will roar across the re-created battlefield amidst the soldiers, smoke, and gunfire. Cavalry will charge as the battle unfolds just yards away.

Advance general admission tickets are available online
Prices at the gate:
$10 per adult
$5 per child age 3-12
Children 2 & under and WRHS members are FREE
2-day Civil War Pass is available for $15 per adult and $7.50 per child age 3-12.
Group rates for parties of 15 people or more are available: Call 330-666-3711.

Guests experience the entire flavor and ambience of the Civil War era at Hale Farm Civil War Reenactment: soldier skirmishes, appearances by “President Lincoln”, Civil War era music and entertainment, a fashion show of Civil War military and civilian dress, the US Cavalry, and a Civil War Ball. They will meet the men and women who reenact this seminal event in the nation’s history when visiting Union and Confederate soldier and civilian camps, witness the medical practices of the era, and shop along Sutler’s Row for unique items such as shoes, corsets, dresses, foods, and other fine goods from the period.

On Friday, visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at the move-in and preparation that takes place for the weekend events. They can watch the reenactors set up and prepare for the weekend, the cavalry arrival, the northern and southern camps being built, and the bustle of staff preparing for the Farm’s biggest event of the year. This day is also perfect for media to capture the magic that goes into the creation of the Hale Farm Civil War Reenactment.

Hale Farm Civil War Reenactment Reenactment Mini-Gallery