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July 17, 2013

Fort Mifflin Celebrates The 150th Anniversary Of The Civil War With Civil War Saturday, A Day of Hands-On Historic Fun, July 20

Fort Mifflin hosts a slew of Civil War happenings this Saturday, July 20 as part of its Civil War Saturday event. (Photo courtesy Fort Mifflin)

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

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