2019 Union Gap Old Town Days Civil War Reenactment
Experience thundering cannon at the Annual Union Gap Old Town Days Civil War Reenactment on June 14-16, 2019 in Union Gap, Washington. Rapidly becoming the biggest and most popular part of Union Gap’s Annual Old Time Days Celebration, Union Gap Old Town Days Civil War Reenactment features participants in period dress in the Union and Confederate Civil War Camps.
Union Gap Old Town Days Civil War Reenactment
Washington state has a large and very active group of Civil War reenactores. Many of these reenactors, as part of the Washington Civil War Association portrays civilians, infantry, cavalry, artillery, Army, Navy, Marines, engineers, surgeons, nurses, ministry and settlers. They will march into the battle reenactments in military dress with drum and fife. Battles feature black powder guns and cannon. “Abraham Lincoln” will give his Gettysburg Address each day following the battle.
Visitors are invited to get in on the fun by dressing in period costume and attend the Civil War Era dance on Saturday eveningy. Take a Wagon Tour back in time through the Agricultural Museum. Enjoy live entertainment, food venders or bring your own picnic. The kids will enjoy kiddie train rides, a working blacksmith shop and old time games.
Civil War Battle Reenactments
Watch the North and South face off in two battles each day. Walk through Union and Confederate camps during the day; meet and talk with the soldiers and civilians. Civil War Camps will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, with the battle reenactments at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday there will even be a Civil War era dance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and sit in the shade to enjoy the live music and relax between battles.
Old Time Days Parade: Saturday 10 a.m.
Join everyone at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Union Gap for the Annual Old Town Days Parade that kicks off the Father’s Day Weekend at Fullbright Park and the Central Washington Ag Museum with one of the largest Civil War Reenactments on the West Coast! The first battle of the Union Gap Old Town Days Civil War Reenactment starts immediately after the parade and admission for the entire weekend long event is FREE with FREE Parking!
Free Parking & Shuttle Service
Union Gap Transit will provide transport to and from the parking lots to the event area. Drop off and pickup are near the parking lot.
About Union Gap
Founded more than a century ago, Union Gap is an old city with a contemporary attitude. Nestled in the Yakima Valley, in the “gap” where two mountain heads meet, the community has retained the best elements of its history and layered them with modern conveniences and attractions like shops, restaurants, museums and festivals.
Parade: 509-457-8735 (how to take part as an individual, business or group)
4508 Main Street
Union Gap, WA
Union Gap Hotels
There are three hotels that are all a quick drive to and from Fullbright Park where the Union Gap Old Town Days Civil War Reenactment takes place. Be sure to ask for an Old Town Days special rate!
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Union Gap Old Town Days Civil War Reenactment in June on Father’s Day Weekend in Union Gap, Washington.
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