Annual Civil War Living History and Harvest Fest

Submitted Photo by Rick AugerCivil War re-enactors engage in battle at the 2019 Civil War Living History event. The Adirondack Regiment of Civil War Re-enactors and north east friends will be camping on site at the Wilder Homestead for the annual event Sept. 25 and 26.

Enjoy an autumn day at the Almanzo Wilder Homestead’s annual Civil War Living History and Harvest Fest event on Sept. 25 and 26 at the historical site in Burke, NY. This year’s event will span both days with a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy!

The Adirondack Regiment of Civil War Re-enactors and friends will be on site for the weekend. Camps will be open to the public both days at 10am. Visitors can visit with soldiers at their camps and be immersed in the history shown with the many military, mercantile, and medical tent displays and demonstrations. Enjoy skits and skirmishes both days!

Lively fiddling will be provided by North Country musician, Jacob Stern. Children’s activities will include pumpkin painting, 19th century games, a scavenger hunt, and lessons in the schoolhouse. A variety of farm market and craft vendors will be on site and fresh apple cider will be pressed in the orchard!

A variety of food will be available both days along with fresh cider donuts. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for ages 6-16, and ages 5 under are free. Active military are free with ID. The homestead will be open extended hours for this event- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Civil War re-enactor encampment will be open to the public though 4 p.m. on Saturday and will break up mid afternoon on Sunday.

The Wilder buildings will be open for self-guided tours both days, with guides on hand.

The Almanzo Wilder Homestead is located at 177 Stacy Road in Burke, NY. For more information and activity schedules go to www.almanzowilderfarm.com , Facebook

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