Posted on March 1, 2014

Battle of Plymouth: Living History Weekend

If you didn’t know how fascinating history can be then come take a walk into the past. The history of the Civil War comes to life, literally, in North Carolina with the Battle of Plymouth Living History Weekend April 25-27, 2014. Come out and enjoy this 150th Anniversary Event in eastern NC.  

If you are looking for something different, this definitely is! The battle reenactments by land and water are carried out by a host of re-enactors and historians who take you back in time. Also featured is the replica of the ironclad CSS Albemarle. The ship was designed by Chief Constructor John L. Porter, CSN but would you believe this ship was built by a 19 year-old? Did you know that when the ship was hit by cannon fire, bacon fat was used to keep it running?

Read more interesting facts and trivia about the Living History Weekend at the Port o’ Plymouth Museum operated by the Washington County Historical Society.

When you visit the museum, be sure to take part in the Torchlight Tour by lantern with scenes of the daily life of ordinary people. Become a part of the drama. View the “Field of Honor” with its display of luminaries paying tribute to those lost in battle.

The event has gained national and international recognition and participation. One of our NCBBI members at Big Mill B&B just wrote a blog post about the confederate warship Ram Albemarle history along with some great photos.

Want to learn more about North Carolina’s Civil War history? In the Charlotte area, there is the Statesville’s Civil War Living History Day on April 12, 2014 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. This event commemorates the arrival of the Union Calvary in 1865. For details call (704) 873-5882.

On April 26 – 27, 2014 Bennett Place Historic Site in Durham is hosting “Many Roads to Surrender, the 149th Commemoration”. This free Civil War Commemorative event takes place on Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. There is also a Grand Ball and fundraising auction on Saturday evening.

Come enjoy and enrich your knowledge of this period in history or learn something new.

You’ve read about it now come live it!

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