Civil War Christmas in Camp

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Get in the holiday spirit and learn how Christmas was celebrated during the Civil War! This popular family-oriented event features a Civil War Santa Claus, reenactors in winter camp settings, period decorations, and kids activities. A patriotic Union Santa will welcome children to the fort’s reconstructed Officers’ Hut, and visit the troops in camps that are decorated for the season. Soldiers will be opening Christmas boxes from home, singing carols of the period and preparing holiday meals. The Museum will be decorated with festive greenery and a Victorian parlor tree. Children can make a holiday card or ornament. A variety of Civil War books and stocking stuffers for history buffs are available in the Museum shop. Event is from 12 to 4 p.m.