Calendar of Events

Civil War Encampment and Living History

Ongoing Opportunities

  • July 15-16

Step back in time on the grounds of the historic Union Mills Homestead, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 for a Civil War Encampment and Living History. Two days of special events commemorate Civil War history at the actual encampment sites of J.E.B. Stuart's Cavalry and Sykes' Union V Corps. Cavalry, Infantry, and Artillery drills, living history, and skirmishes as visitors get a front row view of Civil War military forces and the effect on civilians at the Union Mills Homestead, where both Union and Confederate forces rested before the decisive battle of Gettysburg. The grounds will open both days at 9 AM. Admission to the park is $10 a car, which includes all the living history, reenactments, presentations, and walk-through tours of the house and mill. On Saturday evening from 7-9 PM, we will be holding a Civil War dance. Admission to the dance included in the park admission, or as a separate ticket at $5 a person.