“Civil War Camp Day” is a Civil War living history event hosted by Arlington Parks & Recreation on May 20th 2017 at the Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th St. South Arlington, from 10am to 4pm. The event recognizes the 156th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln ordering Union troops into Arlington on May 24th, 1861 to defend Washington, D.C. During the Civil War tens of thousands of northern soldiers manned the “Arlington Line” a series of fortifications and camps that stretched from Rosslyn to the Pentagon.
“Camp Day” is a free event that will provide visitors an opportunity to learn more about the Civil War in Northern Virginia. Union Civil War reenactors will be onsite demonstrating how soldiers camped and trained in Arlington during the war. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn authentic military drill and also have their photographs taken in period military uniforms.
For more information contact:
Manager, Conservation and Interpretation Section
Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation
2411 North 24th Street
Arlington, VA 22207