We’re in the midst of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and to honor this region’s part in the War between the States, Fort Mifflin hosts a day of hands-on fun that will have visitors feeling right in the thick of the era.
During the Civil War, Fort Mifflin turned from a fort to a functioning prison (that’s said to be haunted, keep an eye out for anything eerie!), and played a big role in Philadelphia’s Civil War history.
On Saturday, July 20, travel back to the 1860s with re-enactor presentations, cannon and weapon demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, open-hearth cooking and lessons on how to drill with a wooden musket.
Also explore the dungeon-like prison on guided tours throughout the afternoon, and at 1 p.m., watch a re-enactment of a Civil War era battlefield operation on a wounded soldier.
Children and adults alike are invited to join in the festivities.
Access to the day’s events is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $4 for veterans and children under 12.
Civil War Saturday at Fort Mifflin
When: Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Fort Mifflin, Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads
Cost: Adults $8, Seniors $6, Veterans and Children 12 and under $4
More info: www.fortmifflin.us