Civil War Day 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave. (Map)
  • Free
It happened here! Learn how the Civil War affected Falls Church as re-enactors portray civilians and soldiers at this educational event. Watch soldiers conduct firing and drilling exercises, listen to period music watch and dance along with The Arlington House Victorian Dance Society and take advantage of fun period appropriate children's activities. 

Questions? Call 703-248-5171 (TTY 711).

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Schedule of Events

  • 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. :: Live Music by Civil War Comrades
  • 10:30 A.M. & 12:00 P.M. :: Civil War Dancing by The Arlington House Victorian Dance Society
  • 11:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M. :: Presentation by General and Mrs. Lee
  • 11:30 A.M. :: Presentation by Harriet Brice

Throughout the Day

  • Union 28th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry
    Firing and drilling demos throughout the day
  • Falls Church Home Guard
    Led by Keith Thurston
  • Ladies Sanitary Commission
    Presented by the Victorian Society
  • Tours of Cherry Hill Farmhouse
    Hosted by Friends of Cherry Hill
  • Children’s Activities
    Wonder Turners, Quill Penmanship, Butter Churning, Whoop and Stick, Civil War Detective
  • Civil War Displays
    Provided by Falls Church Historical Commission
  • Civil War Relic Exhibit
    Provided by Tim Landis