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Explore a child's life on a Civil War farm at Cromwell Valley Park

What was a child's life like during the Civil War?
What was a child's life like during the Civil War?
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Life during the American Civil War was quite different than today. Unless you lived in the city, you most likely lived on a rural farm. You would need to grow your own food and depend on self-reliance. During the American Civil War, farming had some unique challenges and hardships. Ever wonder what it was like for children to live on a farm during that time?

Meet Addy: Life on a Civil War Farm
On Saturday, May 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cromwell Valley Park is offering Meet Addy: Life on a Civil War Farm, a program suitable for ages 5 to 11 with an adult, at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center.

The cost is $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. Click here for a registration form.

Follow Addy Walker as she goes about her chores on a farm during the American Civil War era. Afterwards try your hand at the crafts and games from that time.

What You Need to Know
Cromwell Valley Park is located on 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road. The Main Visitor Entrance is at Willow Grove Farm (second gate). Click here for directions to the park.

There are many family activities suited to children and their families available at Cromwell Valley Park, many of them are interactive or hands-on. Some activities include hiking, camping, gardening, and crafts.

Adults and seniors can join the fun through seminars, classes, sales, and other events.

The park is open from sunrise to sunset 7 days per week, 365 days of the year. Admission to Cromwell Valley Park is free to the public, although some programs require a registration fee.

Become a member by clicking here for the membership form.

Willow Grove Nature Education Center
The Willow Grove Nature Education Center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. most weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays. Hours are dependent on outdoor programs and available staff, so call ahead to see if they are open.

According to the Cromwell Valley Park, the Willow Grove Nature Education Center “offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to learn about nature, farming, local history, and conservation awareness.”
Also, visit the reptiles, amphibians, and mammals native to Maryland.

Check out the Cromwell Valley Park for Meet Addy: Life on a Civil War Farm on Saturday, May 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Further information about the Cromwell Valley Park can be found at the link below.

Have a great day!

Cromwell Valley Park
2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
410-887-2503/2504
www.cromwellvalleypark.org