Save the date!
September 28-29, 2013
9 am - 5 pm, rain or shine
Download the event schedule
Wade House Admission prices
|Students/Seniors (65 & older)
(children under 5 are free)
|Family (up to two adults and two or more dependent children 5-17)
What is Civil War Weekend?
This annual special event brings the history of the American Civil War to life. Held the last weekend in September, Civil War Weekend is two action-filled days of battle re-enactments, military drills, medical care situations, period music and food, demonstrations, and more. The weekend spectacle involves more than 500 re-enactors. And each year features a different historic scenario crucial to the outcome of the war.
Programs and activities abound for children and adults alike. Interact, explore and engage your entire family in the experience.
The next Civil War Weekend will be held September 29-30, 2013. It will be the 23rd year that Wade House has held this event.
2013 Theme: 1863 Battle of Chickamauga
Two full days of Civil War drama unfold in the largest Civil War re-enactment and encampment in Wisconsin. This year will continue to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with a re-enactment of the September 1863 Battle of Chickamauga. A full schedule of activities extends from 9 am to 7 pm Saturday and 9 am to 5 Sunday, with two authentic battles re-enacted each day — a skirmish at 11 am and a full-scale battle at 2 pm.
Watch the spectacle of hundreds of soldiers — cavalry, infantry and artillery — as they struggle across the field of conflict. Experience the 1860s clash of arms between North and South as Union and Confederate troops set up camp, conduct drills and offer a variety of demonstrations. Civilian and women's issues, a medical field hospital and music of the Civil War era are presented interactively each day, and special hands-on experiences abound. Expanded food and beverage offerings and an extensive array of Civil War-related items are available for sale on site.
Wisconsin's soldiers proved courageous in their baptism of fire and the four Union regiments were later dubbed the "Iron Brigade of the West".
Experience this 1860s clash of arms between Union and Confederate troops at Civil War Weekend. Watch hundreds of soldiers — cavalry, infantry and artillery — struggle across the field in this re-enacted conflict depicted with startling accuracy and passion.