Civil War Weekend is coming to Morristown where guests can see re-enactors lead various Civil War acitivties such as camp life demonstrations, musket and artillery drills, and cannon firings.
The two-day event held on Saturday and Sunday will be at the Second New Jersey Brigade stationed at , which is opperated by Morris County Park Commission.
Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children ages four to 16 and free for children under 4.
According to a statement released from the Morris County Park Commission, the activities will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m when re-eneactors will be presenting the "daily lives of soldiers and culminating with a staged skirmish."
There will be musket and artillery drills and firings for guests to watch. Marching drills, including instruments as soldiers go into battle will be performed, too. A Civil War era Signal Corps group will demonstrate how important messages were sent between units using colorful flags to signal.
The demonstrators will also show the soldiers preparing for battle, and there will even be a medical area where re-enactors will show how they cared for the wounded and demonstrate how the emergency units functioned during battles.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour Historic Speedwell, also known as the "Birthplace of the Telegraph," where guests can see other attractions such as the National Historic Landmark Factory Building, a new hands-on exhibit on the telegraph and tour the Vail Home.
Free parking and free shuttle service is available.
For more information, call 973-285-6550 or visit the Morris County Park Commission website.